Opole and its surroundings
Situated on the river Odra, the city of Opole with its population of 130,000 inhabitants ranks among the largest cities in Silesia. The town hall in the main square was constructed in 1932. The Baroque houses in the square, currently under reconstruction, are characterized by round bay windows typical for the city’s architecture. Worth a look is a Franciscan monastic complex dating from the 14th century. The cathedral is the oldest church in Opole. The large skansen in the Bierkowice suburb contains a variety of rural architecture from Silesian villages.