Discovering the Modernist Architecture of Wroclaw

Discovering the Modernist Architecture of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland (B)

Wroclaw, Poland, is famous for its massive main square in the old town (Rynek), full of colourful buildings everywhere you look.

It’s the kind of buildings you’d put on a postcard and during my entire stay in Wroclaw I couldn’t get enough of them…

But if you want to view the city in a somewhat different light, pay attention to the buildings you see when you step outside the market square.

You may overlook them (not all of them are in good repair), so it’s worth looking up to spot all the great styles and interesting architecture around Wroclaw.

Of all the architectural styles you’ll encounter in Wroclaw, this guide focuses on modernist architecture with its clean lines and minimalist facades.

After the Second World War Wroclaw became part of a communist state, the People’s Republic of Poland, under a strong soviet influence.

Many modernist gems were built in Wroclaw during the 20th century. It’s interesting to see how their varying styles represent the changes that the city went through. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Discovering the Modernist Architecture of Wroclaw
Guide Location: Poland » Wroclaw
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tal Hayoun
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Rynek
  • The Centennial Hall
  • Four Domes Pavilion
  • Multimedia Fountain
  • Japanese Garden
  • WuWa
  • Manhattan housing estate
  • Scientists’ House
  • Renoma Department Store
  • Kameleon Department Store
  • The Contemporary Museum
  • Dolmed
  • The National Forum of Music
  • OVO Wrocław
  • The Museum of Architecture