Krakow

Kraków is a historical and cultural centre of Poland.
It has a unique atmosphere, which is created by beautiful sights, historic churches, amazing, old tenements, that take us back to the past.

Krakow Old Town

Krakow Old Town

Not to be missed

It is the oldest part of the city, surrounded by green area called Planty. In 1978, Old Town together with Wawel Castle, Jewish District Kazimierz and Stradom were enrolled on UNESCO’s original World Heritage List.

In 1994 together with Wawel Castle, Stradom, Kazimierz, Podgórze, Nowy Świat and Piaski was chosen for national Historic Monuments. Main sights included in Old Town are: St. Mary’s Basilica, Cloth Hall Sukiennice, Town Hall Tower and remnants of city walls – Florian Gate and Barbican.

Wawel Royal Castle

Wawel Royal Castle

The seat of Polish kings

Wawel Royal Castle is located on the Wawel hill on the left bank of the Vistula river. The official seat of Polish monarchy and bishops was inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list.

Apart from visiting the castle itself, it is also worth seeing Dragon's Den, in which Wawel Dragon supposedly lived in the past.

St. Marys Basilica

St. Marys Basilica

The altarpiece from the 15th century

St. Mary's Basilica is one of the most recognizable churches of Poland. Particularily visible Basilica's towers differ from each other - their interesting construction is described in the legend.

The Basilica's interior is embellished by a wooden altar, a masterpiece created by Veit Stoss, which depicts the death of Mary surrounded by Apostles and Assumption of the Madonna. Two movable parts present the scenes of Christ's ana Mary's lives. The alterpiece is made of oak wood and dates back to the 15th century.

The Cloth Hall Sukiennice

The Cloth Hall Sukiennice

The Cloth Hall served in the past for merchendising purposes as it continues to do so today. Inside the Cloth Hall one may find numerous stalls with jewellery, handwork and souvenirs.

On the first floor, there is National Museum with the remarkable exhibitions of Polish paintings and sculptures from the 19th century. In the same time, below the ground you can discover secrets of old Krakow and Market at the exibition of Rynek Underground.

Jewish District Kazimierz

Jewish District Kazimierz

Kazimierz is one of the most frequently visited places in Krakow as it is the centre of cultural life and historically important site. Once you walk along the unique streets you may pay a visit to remarkable synagogues such as Stara, Izaak's, Kupa's, Remuh's and Tempel. There are also noteworthy churches, for example Corpus Christi Basilica, St. Catherine's Church, Trinity Church as well as the Crypt at Skałka.

Local residents love it also for its wide array of cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs.
The essence of Kazimierz district is Plac Nowy (New Square), which is also commonly named Jewish Square, where legendary "zapiekanki" are served.

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