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Cathedral Island (Ostrow Tumski)

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Address: Poznan, Poland

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We went round the island and the church which is beautiful and beautifully decorated, after the bridge there is also a museum about poznan which is definitely worth visiting

Reviewed 10 April 2017
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Malta
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We went round the island and the church which is beautiful and beautifully decorated, after the bridge there is also a museum about poznan which is definitely worth visiting

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 579 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The Tumski Island is well known for being the "birthplace of Poland" and as well for the stunning Poznan Cathedral, which is situated in the centre of the island. Besides the cathedral, there are many other nice historical buildings, including the Archbishop's Palace and the Church of Our Lady. Worth a walk from the Old City Square as it's not... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Another place to visit away from the Old Town. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the Old Town. Poznan Cathedral with its twin towers and surrounding chapels are on Ostrow Tumski (Cathedral Island). The area is significant in historical terms not only to Poznan but also with the birth of the Polish nation. The story is told at... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Tumski Island is the most important place to visit while staying in Poznan due to the history of this place and things worth seeing as for example ICHOT.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Quite interesting Cathedral, even though there is no possibility to climb to the roof and get a panoramic view. Don't miss the museums arround it.

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Poznan, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Want to see a piece of Poznań's history? This is a must be. Close to Old Market, and Śródka's charming restaurants. Great place for a nice walk.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Close but separate from the city center, this little river island is very charming with a couple of side street which are well worth a stroll

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The visit to Ostrow Tumski was fun. I had a number of local students show me around and then visited it again with the concentration on the Poznan exhibit. This presentation brings to life the founding of Poland on this island and the history of the country up thru the downfall of communism. It is very interesting and engaging. Allow... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2016

This island is where the city of Poznan started, way back in 966 AD. It features the Cathedral and a number of museums and beautiful buildings. It is possible to follow an audio-guided tour of the island starting at the Lock Gate of the Brama Poznania museum. This really helps to bring the island to life!

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Europe
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Reviewed 19 December 2015

During my several stays in Poznan I haven't had a chance to visit Ostrow Tumski island and by the recent ocaasion finally I went there. Durign my visit the island there was a holiday event celebartion there so I had an opportunity to visit the place of Poland christianity and church during that holiday. Recommend to visit.

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