Ostrów Tumski is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Wroclaw.It is the oldest historic part of the city, which attracts crowds of Wroclawians who love to stroll in the area, but also tourists curious about the history of the place and the stunning monuments.
The largest monument on Ostrów Tumski is definitely the historic Wroclaw Cathedral, also known as the Mother of Silesian Churches. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is the tallest historic building in the entire city, from its tower we can admire the panorama of the city.
In addition to the Cathedral, we can also find a number of historic churches such as the Church of the Holy Cross and the Church of St. Martin, which impress with their history, architecture and interiors.
There you will also find the very popular Tumski Bridge, known as the Bridge of Lovers. Every day this place attracts many tourists who hang padlocks on it like in Verona or Paris.
This place gains in charm in the evening, when a lighthouse keeper lights 91 gas lanterns on the Tumski Bridge, which makes the place look like a fairy tale.
The lighthouse keeper is also a very interesting character of Ostrow Tumski. Every evening a figure in a black cape and hat lights up the place by lighting the gas lanterns in the traditional, phenomenal way. It is thanks to him that every evening on Ostrów Tumski becomes magical.