Our tour starts on the island of Ostrow Tumski, the oldest part of the city and the capital of the early Polish state in the 10th century, with the Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, the oldest cathedral in Poland (as Pope John Paul II used to say: “this is where Poland started”) and the Gothic Church of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, built in the 15th century.
From there we will take you to the charming Old Town to admire the Old Town Square with its Renaissance Town Hall. Here you will see the most popular clock mechanism in Poland, the goats of Poznan (in Polish: “Poznańskie Koziołki”) that butt their heads every day at noon. From there you will stroll through the narrow streets of this historical area until you reach St. Stanislav’s Church (also known as “fara”), a precious pearl of the Polish Baroque, brimming with gilded ornaments and mouldings.
To make the tour more interesting, we will take in the end of the day to the old brewery and the remains of a Prussian fort, modernized several years ago through a new glass and steel structure, creating today a unique shopping, artistic and business center. Don’t spend all your money!