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
In the first half of the XVI century king Sigismund I the Old build the cannon foundry and the arsenal close to Wawel Castle and Grodzka gate, now Grodzka St 64. It was a part of the city fortification system. In 1643 the building of arsenal was rebuild in early
Polish name for tapestry is “arras”, the word came from the city Arras in northern France, which was famous for its weaving workshops. The Wawel castle tapestry collection counted 360 pieces. They were used as a decoration in royal apartments starting from the XVI century.  First tapestries were brought by
This army was created in 1939 as a response to the growing threat of German aggression. Its task was to protect Silesia and Western Małopolska region. It was leaded by general Antoni Szylling. Poland was attacked by German army on the 1st of September 1939, and already on the 2nd
According to the Pharmacy Museum the oldest pharmacy in Krakow was founded in 1278, it belonged to monks. But the city archive states that the first pharmacy was opened in 1336. Interesting that in the goods sold in these old pharmacies had nothing in common with medicine, mostly they were
Place To Visit
Place To Visit
Place To Visit
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.
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
St. Bartholomew Apostole’s Church
The history of St. Bartholomew’s Church remains quite a mystery. The first mention about St. Bartholomew’s Church comes from the document from 1329, which makes it the oldest wooden church in Poland. It was built as a parish church for the local community by the Cistercian Order and bishop of
Polish Jurassic Highland
Polish Jurassic Highland is a region that consist of limestone rocks, cliffs, valleys and caves that originated in Late Jurassic epoch. It stretches between Krakow and Czestochowa and creates an unusual ecosystem in which completely opposite plants coexist. The region remains pristine with almost the only human activity being the so-called Eagles’ Nests Trail
Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow
Beginnings of the Academy The Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow was established in 1818. Initially, it functioned under the name School of Drawing and Painting as a  subdivision of the Department of Literature at the Jagiellonian University. It gained full autonomy in 1873 as the School of Fine Arts. The
Art Galleries in Krakow
In a city so steeped with artistic spirit, it is hardly surprising that many interesting art galleries can be found in Krakow. With such great schools as Jagiellonian University and Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow has produced many prolific artists and art critics. The artistic community enjoys a wide range
Community
Community
Easter in Poland
Easter in Poland is the second most important Christian holiday after Christmas. It is celebrated everywhere around the country, Easter being very religious in character, but also simply an important Polish family tradition. Easter traditions The very first Easter celebration takes place a week before the Easter Sunday, on the so-called
Thinks to do
Thinks to do in Krakow
Leonardo da Vinci in Krakow
Leonardo da Vinci paintings are amongst the most valuable and admired in the world. The artist himself was a real Renaissance man, extraordinarily talented in many subjects. All of his work, either paintings or else, are considered excellent examples of technique and vision. Lady with an Ermine is Leonardo da Vinci’s
Art Galleries in Krakow
In a city so steeped with artistic spirit, it is hardly surprising that many interesting art galleries can be found in Krakow. With such great schools as Jagiellonian University and Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow has produced many prolific artists and art critics. The artistic community enjoys a wide range
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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
Museum of Municipal Engineering
The Municipal Engineering Museum in Krakow is located in the buildings of the former tram depot at St. Wawrzynca Street in the historic district of Kazimierz. The complex is of unique value, the only entirely preserved tram depot in Europe with the history dating back to the end of 19th century.
National Museum
The National Museum in Krakow was established in 1879. As the first-ever national museum, it had a great responsibility in maintaining the national spirit in the time when Polish people were deprived of their home country and statehood. In museum’s possession, there is a rich collection of works of art
Location of the most important museum of Holocaust in the world remains still unknown for many people. Do you know where is Auschwitz? Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial and Museum is located in Southern Poland, between 2 major Polish cities – Krakow (70 km away) and Katowice (36 km away). There are
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