The closest open-air swimming spot to the centre of Wrocław, this public bathing area just north of Szczytnicki Park is quite popular when summer heat stifles the city - the real sea is far away, after all. Named after Poland’s treasured lake in the Tatra Mountains, Wrocław's Morskie Oko (Sea Eye) was actually created in the 1920s by filling in an old clay pit (an indentation left behind after extracting clay for manufacturing). Today the ten hectare recreational area boasts a sandy beach, water slides, tennis courts, a restaurant and bar, kayak rental, and more. To add to the geographical confusion, Kilimanjaro hill is just a few steps to the northeast: this artificial hillock was made from sludge and gravel removed in the process of building a flood canal (to the immediate north) in 1913-1917. To get here from the centre, take tram no. 33 from ‘Rynek’ to ‘Chopina’, then walk north along ul. Chopina for around 10 minutes.
Open May 1 to August 31 only, 09:00-19:00.