Main Market Square

Laid out in 1257, Cracow Main Market Square  has long been the social and commercial heart of the city. Witnessing a number of historic events, such as the homage to the King and a number of executions, the square now hosts a number of public celebrations and festivals. It is also a common meeting place for the tourists and the Cracovians alike. With its varied historic architecture, the famous Sukiennice, a multitude of outdoor restaurants, buskers, pigeons and mime-artists, the square is never boring to visit.

Wawel Castle

A royal residence untill the 17th-century, Wawel Castle is a place of national importance. A coronation place, a burial site of the Polish kings and the official residence of the Polish President in 1930, Wawel is a vessel of the nations' history. Since 1930, it houses the National Museum, host to several permanent ehxibitions, including the Royal Chambers, the Crown Treasury and Armoury, the Oriental Art Exhibition and the Lost Wawel Exhibition.

Museums

Cracow boasts some of the best collections in Poland. The National Museum in Wawel, the Jagiellonian University Museum, the Jewish Museum and Oscar Schindler's factory are only some of the museums  Cracow has to offer.

Churches

Apart from the Wawel Cathedral, visiting St. Mary's Church is also highly recommended. The stained-glass windows, the blue starred ceiling and the wooden alterpiece by Wit Stwosz will take your breath away. Other equally interesting churches include the late Barqoue Camaldolese Monastery, the 13th-century Cistercian Monastery, St. Francis's Basilica and many other buildings

 

Vistula Boulvard

Cracow's leisuire spot, suitable for walking or cycling, offering the stunning view of the Wawel Hill. The highlights include the popular Dragon statue and the Dragons Den, located at the western slope of the Wawel Hill.

Eating Out and Entertainment

From the budget milk bars to the most sumptuous gourmet restaurants, Cracow is packed with lots of dining places. A red beetroot soup, pierogi and zurek (a soup flavoured with fermented rye flour) are a must. For entertainment, choose from a variety of cinemas, theatres, and live music pubs, or taste splendid Cracow nightlife in one of Cracow night clubs.

Kazimierz District

No visit to Cracow will be complete without Kazimierz, the Jewish part of the city. A vibrant cultural and arts centre, Kazimierz hosts a number of cultural events each year, including the renowned Jewish Culture festival. Cosy cafes, narrow streets, cosy cafes and antique shops make it a unique place to visit.

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