Zulu Kuki & Szczepan@zulukuki & @kolekcjonerbutow
Blogger & Journalist, Wroclaw - Poland
We join two of the locals for an insider’s view of the freshest places to eat and the most inspiring things to see in Wroclaw. Absorbed in everything street culture, both bloggers are passionate about sneakers. Zulu Kuki is a cultural activist with multiple skills and interests like dancing, filmmaking, photography and designing clothes. Whilst self-confessed superhero, Szczepan, is a journalist who can’t get enough of eating burgers and reading comics. Check out their blogs here: www.zulukuki.com & kolekcjonerbutow.pl
Overlooking the riverside park, the PURO Hotel is a stunning, fresh, contemporary hotel offering a warm welcome. More than just a place to stay, PURO hotels are known as cultural and social hubs for their city locations. And this one is no exception, with a modern café bar and clean, bright, open spaces ideal for meeting and chilling out.
What better thing to do in the morning than grab some breakfast at Central Cafe? The best bagels and coffee in the city, there’s sweet and savory options and healthy porridge and fruit too. And it’s all freshly prepared. Perfect.
- Monday-Friday 7.00am-9.00pm
- Saturday 9.00am-9.00pm
- Sunday 9.00am-4.00pm
Wroclaw is the European City of Culture 2016, and Barbara is an institution. It’s home to contemporary art exhibitions, street theater, graffiti art, open-air concerts and countless other engaging initiatives. It’s the ‘What? Where? and When?’ of this vibrant city of culture, with something for everyone.
- Monday-Sunday 8.00am-8.00pm
It’s an easy trip by blue tram or bike through the city to the Magnolia Park mall. On the ground floor we find the Carto Store, perfect for urban wear. There’s so much to choose from: backpacks, suitcases and shopping bags, but the friendly staff are always on hand to give advice about what’s cool this season. See what we chose!
- Monday-Sunday 9.00am-9.00pm
Located along St Antoni Street, a narrow road lined with tables and cars, the building is transformed from its former life as a home to a funeral parlor. With its history painted in funky murals on the walls, the building is now known for its delicious fresh burgers and cool craft beers.
- Monday-Wednesday & Sunday 12.00am-12.00pm
- Thursday 12.00am-1.00am
- Friday-Saturday 12.00am-2.00am
Enough of art and culture for now, we’d like to take you to the regional food market. The famous Art Nouveau hall was built in 1908-1909 and inside you’ll find the most delicious Polish fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses produced by family firms. It’s a taste of the Polish countryside right in the city center.
- Monday-Friday 8.00am-6.30pm
- Saturday 8.00am-3.00pm
A stop for good coffee is always the best way to rest when you have sore feet from exploring the city. Near the beautiful river Odra, and in the heart of the Technical University student area, sits café Kawalerka, which means ‘one room apartment’. Super friendly staff, great coffee and an amazing atmosphere. Give it a try.
- Monday-Friday 7.45am-8.00pm
- Saturday-Sunday 10.00am-8.00pm
ALEBROWAR, PINTA, MIKKELLER, BREW DOG or DOCTOR BREW – not the name of rock bands, but just a few of the independent breweries supplying beer to this establishment offering over 100 varieties to try. The tasty menu is organic and simple – all created without chemical additives. This is perfect Polish slow-food.
- Monday-Thursday 9.00am-12.00pm
- Friday-Saturday 9.00am-2.00am
- Sunday 9.00am-10.00pm
The perfect place for coffees, cake, smoothies and longer drinks is right next to the market square. There are live DJ's every weekend, so let’s drink and dance or dance and drink. It’s up to you.
- Monday-Thursday 7.30am-1.00am
- Friday 7.30am-3.00am
- Saturday 9.00am-5.00am
- Sunday 10.00am-1.00am
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006, we visit the Centennial Hall, built in 1911-1913. Today, its vast concrete dome construction and stunning architecture is home to exhibitions and performances, a place where past meets present. Celebrating this magical, multicultural city it’s no wonder Hala Stulecia is considered Wroclaw’s most celebrated flagship building.
- Monday-Thursday 9.00am-6.00pm
- Friday-Saturday 9.00am-7.00pm
- Sunday 9.00am-6.00pm
This is the biggest gallery of its kind in Poland. The history of the city is written in glowing letters, creating an incredible feeling in a riot of colors, and in all forms of communication. It’s vibrant, interesting, and exiting. And it’s best to go there after dark.
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Photography by Michał Chojnacki