Wednesday 20 November 2019

Wroclaw, Poland | day two

Thursday 7th November 2019 - 14,301 steps
Read about day one HERE

After a bit of a slow morning we headed to Vincent again for breakfast, because we knew it would be good, and then we walked round to St Elizabeth's Church. This is just outside of the main square, and has a viewpoint over the city - wherever I go, I seem to walk up a bunch of stairs to get a view over the terracotta rooftops. There were 300 steps, and it cost 10 zloty (around £2) each to walk up. The views were phenomenal and I'm so glad we did it, even though the steps were so steep and it was such a killer!

We came back down and had a drink in the bar opposite - just coke for me, because I was still recovering from all the steps - then headed back into St Elizabeth's to see the interior of the church, which is lovely. Our next stop was to head to the River Oder (which runs through Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic). We walked through the university quarter to get there, making a mental note of some cool bars and looking in souvenir shops.

On our way to the river, we stopped in the lovely Barokowy ogród Ossolineum which was the most perfectly relaxing place to sit for a while. Then we carried on our short journey to the river, which was lovely - we walked along it until we reached the National Museum, a stunning ivy-clad building that was sadly closed when we got there.

After deciding we would return the next day, we walked back towards the main area of the city admiring buildings and cracking jokes as we went. We stopped for a drink in the lovely Rej's Pub - it was around £4-5 for a double vodka lemonade & a beer, and there was all sorts of film memorabilia on the walls. A quiet, tucked-away kind of place but definitely worth popping in for a drink (it's on Kotlarska) if you're nearby!

By this point we were hungry because we'd not really eaten lunch, and we decided on an early tea to make room for all the vodka later on. Our eatery of choice was Viviere Italiano, with its Vespa in the window and extensive list of Italian dishes. I started with soup and some gluten free focaccia (the best I've ever had) followed by a lovely gluten free pizza. It wasn't particularly expensive, and the food was fantastic although it did come out at weird intervals so we were never all eating together, really. But what can you do?

We nipped into Zabka for some more vodka, pop and crisps then headed back to the apartment to freshen up and play some more card games. Our night then went something like this: Art Cafe Kalambur for a drink (very busy, full of art students, strange little indoor terrace with cushions to sit on), Pub Paka for another drink and then on to Kombinat, our regular haunt, for many drinks including their homemade raspberry vodka. Then I got home and threw up.

It was a great day despite my vodka-induced vomiting, and I'd definitely recommend Viviere Italiano and the bars we visited. Climbing the church tower is a must, too!

For my top 5 things to do in Poland's capital, CLICK HERE


  1. Sounds like you had another lovely day - apart from the vomit! The restuarant you went to sounds delish x


  2. Oh wow it looks incredible! I need to go to Poland!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  3. Im dying to go back to poland again, so far ive only been to gdansk and it was beautiful

  4. Oh I really want to visit! Might have to look at going next year xx

  5. The food sounds great but I am not sure abut the heights, I go all funny when I am too high haha!

    Amy x
    The July Rose

  6. Sounds great, I’d love to visit.
    Lovely images.

  7. I hadn't thought of going here until I saw your travel snaps x

  8. The views from the church viewpoint look incredible! Not sure I'd make it up 300 steep steps though, haha, I'd probably keel over! All the architecture in Wroclaw looks incredible, that museum building is stunning. Sounds like you had a really fun day (minus the throwing up, anyway haha!)
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

  9. I always love seeing the cities I travel to from above, so I absolutely need to add St Elizabeth's Church to my list for when I finally make it to Wrocław. The baroque garden looks absolutely gorgeous as well!

    Dominika | Into the Bloom

  10. I'd have definitely needed a rest going up 300 steps haha! Sounds like you had a really good day, it's a shame the museum was shut!
    Bella x

  11. Looks like you had an incredible time - I have to say I'm fully in love with your coat it's gorgeous x