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  1. Poland
  2. Lower Silesia Province
  3. Wroclaw
  4. University of Wrocław

Wroclaw: University Baroque Tour

Product ID: 32994
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Explore the stunning main building of Wroclaw’s University on a 1-hour sightseeing tour, and admire the grand Baroque ceremonial hall, named after the founder of the school, Aula Leopoldina. See the spectacular interiors of the University Church.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover one of most precious façades from the Austrian period at the University of Wroclaw
  • See the grand Baroque ceremonial hall of Aula Leopoldina
  • Get panoramic views from the Mathematical Tower
Full description
In 1702, Emperor Leopold I, King of Bohemia, created a university in Wroclaw as a School of Philosophy and Catholic Theology. It was a time of a so-called counter-reformation, launched by the Catholic church to gain believers that had converted to Protestantism a century earlier.

In this “fight for souls,” architecture and art played a very important role. The aim of this tour is to explore one of most precious edifices from the Austrian period - the University of Wroclaw. Admire the grand Baroque ceremonial hall, which hugs the banks of the River Odra, and was named after the school's founder, Aula Leopoldina. Get panoramic city views from the Mathematical Tower.

Then, go to the Church of The Blessed Name of Jesus, also known as University Church, and probably the most beautiful Baroque building in the city. Built by the Jesuits, it shows similarities to the churches of Il Gesu in Rome and of St. Ignacio Loyola in Linz. The temple has spectacular interiors with sculptures and intricate wall and ceiling frescoes. Erected by the most powerful Catholic order of the time, it gives you a notion about what kind of ideological movement counter-reformation was.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to Aula Leopoldina and Mathematical Tower
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Plac Uniwersytecki, Wroclaw

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Important information
Know before you go
• Access to certain rooms can be limited due to different events hosted by the University of Wroclaw
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Viadrina Tours

Product ID: 32994