Wawel Castle
Wawel Castle
Main Square
Main Square
Krakow Airport
Krakow Airport
Auschwitz Birkenau Museum
Auschwitz Birkenau Museum
Schindler’s Factory
Schindler’s Factory
Barbican
Barbican
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
Kazimierz (Jewish Quarter)
Kazimierz (Jewish Quarter)
Krakow Christmas Market
Krakow Christmas Market
The architect, Italian sculptor, born in Florence, died in Mirów near Pińczów. He was also called Florentino, his surname was also spelled Guci, Guczy. He studied in Florence in his father’s workshop called Gucci della Camilla. After 1550 he came to Poland, and from 1558 he appeared in the files
Jan Paderewski Centre and Museum in Kąśna Dolna
If you would like to discover Polish culture through its musical heritage, there are several major places to go to. Starting from the Birthplace of Frederic Chopin in Żelazowa Wola to Karol Szymanowski’s Museum in Zakopane or the Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec. However, there is one particular
From the point of view of attractions, New York probably has no rivals in the world and the incredible offer of the city, with its many places of interest, can easily put anyone planning a visit to the Big Apple into crisis. The question is not a small one, because
The Act of the Seym of 1550 allowed the nobility to purchase squares and real estate also in cities. As a result of this act, municipal real estate and suburban estates owned by the nobility or the clergy received judicial and administrative jurisdiction independent of the city, so they were
Place To Visit
Place To Visit
Place To Visit
Auschwitz Birkenau Museum
Auschwitz concentration camp is known worldwide as a symbol of terror, genocide and the Holocaust. It was the largest concentration camp in Nazi Germany, that took lives of over 1.1 million people during the 1940-1945 time period. There were three main camps built in the area that created a network. The
Mounds of Krakow
The four Mounds of Krakow are forever inscribed in the landscape of the city and its surroundings. Two of them were built to commemorate Polish national heroes – Tadeusz Kosciuszko and Jozef Pilsudski. The real purpose of the other two’s creation – Wanda and Krakus Mounds – remains a mystery.
The mikvah is a large bathhouse located at the corner of Miodowa street 6 and  Dajwór street in Krakow. In the Kazimierz district there was another bathhouse near the square Nowy. In accordance with religious requirements, women of the Jewish faith were not allowed to participate in non-Jewish bathing places,
There are six landscape parks in Krakow: Bielańsko – Tyniecki Landscape Park – its area is 5410 hectares. It includes: Krzemionki Zakrzowskie, the Sowiniec range, the Tynieckie Hills, the Vistula gorge between Tyniec and Piekary, the Skołczanka reserve, Maiden Rocks, Bielańskie Rocks. Dłubniański Landscape Park: Its area covers 6,970 hectares.
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Salt Mine in Wieliczka is a unique Polish landmark. The salt mine, one of the oldest in the world, was established in the 13th century and continued to operate until 2007. This world-class monument has been featured in the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 1978 and is
An old village near Krakow, today within the administrative borders of Krakow. Probably in the mid-12th century, the village was given by Jakse from Miechów to the Norbertine convent in Zwierzyniec. This was confirmed in 1254 and 1256 by the prince of Kraków, Bolesław the Chaste. Jan Długosz mentioned it
Community
Community
A term in economics that means restoring the former value of money. This term has also been adopted as a term for the renovation of architectural monuments in order to use them in accordance with their value. The attitude of the city authorities and the society towards the monuments from
Thinks to do
Thinks to do in Krakow
Amber jewellery in Krakow
While visiting Krakow, you will surely notice that one of the most popular souvenirs is amber jewellery. But how come that Baltic sea amber is so popular so far from the seaside? It all dates back to prehistoric and medieval times. Krakow was a vibrant commerce hub situated on the
Krakow Water Park
Opened in 2000, Krakow Water Park is the biggest public indoor swimming pool in Poland. With over 2000 m2 of swimming pool area, it offers a slide network and plenty of water attractions, such as Rapid River, Hydro Massage and Rock Climbing Walls. Paddling Pool, designed especially for the youngest visitors,
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  • In connection with coronavirus spread in Poland, further restrictions has been introduced around the country. On the 31 th of March, Polish government announced new mandatory regulations in order to mitigate the virus. The restrictions apply to every person staying in the country right now and they will remain in force until further notice. It...
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    Enthronement of the Fowler King is one of the oldest traditions of Krakow – it probably first came to life about 600 years ago! The Fowler King is a title with an unusual pedigree. Its roots date back to the 13th century, when Krakow was surrounded by fortified city walls. It was probably back then, that the...
  • Lajkonik is the most popular symbol of Krakow and the Lajkonik Procession is the most colourful local tradition. It takes place every year, eight days after Corpus Christi. This tradition dates back to the mid-18th century, but the Lajkonik Procession actually brings back the 13th-century story of a successful defeat of the Tatar horde by the brave lightermen...
  • The liquidation of Krakow ghetto took place on 13th and 14th of March 1943. It was a tragic day not only for the Jewish community of Krakow, but also to the entire city. This event had marked the definitive end of the time when Poles and Jews were living alongside one another. Today, the history...
  • St. John’s Fair is a few days of outdoor events maintained in a historical setting. In June, a few days before Feast of St. John the Baptist (in Polish noc świętojańska, noc Kupały) the most authentic medieval town is built on the riverbank just at the foot of Wawel Hill. Craftsmen and artists bring back...
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MUSEUMS IN KRAKOW
Museums in Krakow
Barbican
The Krakow Barbican is a relic of the medieval fortifications that once encircled the Old Town of Krakow. It is one of only three such fortified outposts preserved in Europe. The Barbican was built in 1498-1499 as a protection of the northern section of the fortifications. The latest achievements of medieval fortification were
Rydlówka is a museum dedicated to one event – a wedding, which took place in the manor house in Bronowice Małe in Krakow, where the most controversial wedding took place on the 20th of November 1900, which echoed in Young Poland’s literature, because the poet, the son of a university
Zwierzyniec House
This branch of the Historical Museum of Krakow is located in the beautiful neighbourhood near Blonia, Kosciuszko Mound, and St. Norbert’s Convent. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey to the forgotten world of rural Zwierzyniec. A hundred years ago, this area was on outskirts of Krakow. The museum is an attempt to
Best Attractions
The most famous attractions of Krakow
Best Attractions
Schindler’s Factory
Oskar Schindler Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist and owner of the enamelware factory in Krakow. He bought the establishment in Krakow in 1939 from previous owners and soon Schindler’s factory became one of the most prominent in the area. In 1943 Schindler run a production line of ammunition and military equipment
Auschwitz Birkenau Museum
Auschwitz concentration camp is known worldwide as a symbol of terror, genocide and the Holocaust. It was the largest concentration camp in Nazi Germany, that took lives of over 1.1 million people during the 1940-1945 time period. There were three main camps built in the area that created a network. The
Wawel Castle
Wawel Castle is located on Wawel Hill in Krakow, ancient capital of Poland. Wawel Castle had been the residence of Polish kings for centuries and a site of most important events in Polish history. It is considered to be the symbol of Polish statehood. The Wawel Castle is also one
Main Square
The Main Square in Krakow is a large, almost 430,000 ft2 square in the very heart of the historic Old Town. It is one of the largest of all grand squares in medieval cities of Europe and is by far the most beautiful. With its many well preserved and colourful townhouses,
Cloth Hall
The majestic building in the centre of Krakow’s Main Square – Cloth Hall (Sukiennice in Polish), has stood there for almost seven centuries. It has now become one of the city’s best landmarks. The Cloth Hall has been the heart of the trade in Krakow from city’s very beginning. For centuries it
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Salt Mine in Wieliczka is a unique Polish landmark. The salt mine, one of the oldest in the world, was established in the 13th century and continued to operate until 2007. This world-class monument has been featured in the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 1978 and is