Wroclaw the European Capital of Culture 2016
Wroclaw – the administrative capital of the Lower Silesian Region, has sat on the banks of the River Oder for more than a thousand of years. This beautiful and interesting city in 2016 became The European Capital of Culture.
Wroclaw was designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year. It organized a lot of cultural events. Wroclaw has magnificent manor houses and university. A lot of them received the Nobel Prize.
Best place for tourists
The Old Town is the focal point of city life. The Centennial Hall was constructed out of reinforced concrete and it is a groundbreaking masterpiece in the history of world architecture.
An amazing attraction is the Raclawice Panorama. It is monumental cycloramic painting showing the 1794 battle between Poles and Russians.
Amazing place for everyone
Wroclaw the European Capital of Culture 2016 created open and friendly spaces with culture and art for everyone. The city proved that civilization can’t develop without culture.
2016 was the year of the culture – it was telling the story about past, present and future.
What Wroclaw the European Capital of City 2016 accomplished:
- Citizens co-created culture and they had benefit from its variety without limits.
- They had easier access to both cultural and educational programmes.
- The city developed with culture and through culture.
- Wroclaw organizations and partners from around Poland worked closer and developed cooperation in the area of culture.
- Wroclaw and the region was more recognizable within Poland and across Europe. More and more people started to talk about Wroclaw.
- Citizens were more aware of the cultural heritage of Lower Silesia, and prouder of it.
- The number of tourists visiting Wroclaw was double.
- The private sector was more involved in supporting cultural initiatives.