Włocławek is the city on the Vistula (pol. Wisła) and Zgłowiączka rivers. It is located in eastern Cuiavia within the Cuiavian-Pomeranian province. City centre is worth visit, because of several high class monuments linked to the Cuiavian bisphoric history.
Włocławek is a smal city in central Poland and has around 115 000 inhabitants. It is one of the oldest urban centres in Poland, and became Cuiavia bishops’ seat in 12th century. During Polish Golden Age, in 15-17th centuries, it was a relatively important intellectual centre and trade post on Vistula river. In 19th and 20th century the city was industrialised, and is today known for a big chemical plant in its northern part and big dam on Vistula river.
There is well developed bus system in the city, with the major hub at the railway station. All major attractions (except the dam) are easily reachable on foot though.
Włocławek is home to many schools of all stages of education. There are a few higher education institutions as well, including one of the oldest Catholic seminaries.
Włocławek has many supermarkets and shopping malls, where you can buy clothes, food, sports equipment, books etc. If you want, you can also go to one of many small stores – this way you can better support local economy. You can also visit local markets (pol. targowisko). You may find there local farmers offering their products and other small businesses.
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