What should you see
The options are virtually limitless. There are must-see locations in all districts. The Medieval and Renaissance buildings of the Old Town, Kazimierz the Jewish district, Stare Podgórze are just some of the great places in Krakow.
Krakow is also a city of churches –there are over 120, including many ancient buildings. It is best to prepare your own sightseeing route to make sure you do not miss anything interesting.
MAIN MARKET SQUARE
Huge 10-acre square, the largest among Europe’s medieval cities, features the 16th-century Renaissance Cloth Hall and the splendid 14th-century Gothic Basilica of the Virgin Mary.
THE WAWEL HILL AND THE ROYAL CASTLE
The steep and lofty limestone hill boasts the most beautiful Polish castle. It features magnificent architecture with structures dating back even to late 10th century, a magnificent Cathedral and numerous other attractions among.
Kazimierz became known as the Jewish quarter in the late 15th Century when King Jan I Olbracht transferred all Jews living in Krakow to live in one area. The narrow streets lead you through one of Krakow´s most unique districts.
WIELICZKA SALT MINE
Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the few mines in the world which have been continuously operating since the Middle Ages until the present day. The underground over 2-km long Tourist Route is situated at depths ranging from 64 to 135 meters and leads through over 20 of the most beautiful chambers where you can find excavations and rock formations. In 1978 the mine was included in the UNESCO’S first World Heritage List.
Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. KL Auschwitz in the years 1940 1945 was the biggest Nazi concentration and death camp in occupied Europe. It’s situated at a distance of 70 km from Krakow in the town of Oświęcim. The Auschwitz Memorial Museum was included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1979.
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