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
Tour de Pologne in Krakow
Tour de Pologne is one of the most prestigious international sport events in Poland. This  road bicycle racing stage race has already become a national tradition, which gathers best cyclists and sport fans from around the world every year. There are usually seven or eight stages and the whole route
The first cabaret in Krakow after the Second World War was the “Siedem kotów” cabaret, whose founders were Marian Eile, Janina Ipohorska and Jerzy Waldorff. The cabaret was located at 1 Zyblikiewicza Street. The first premiere took place in 1946 and was entitled “3 x meow”. Famous Polish actors such
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
Blessed Queen Jadwiga was the wife of Władysław Jagiełło and the queen of Poland. She was born in 1374 in Hungary, died in 1399 in Kraków. In her childhood, she was engaged to Wilhelm Habsburg, but then she was assigned to the Polish throne and her engagement was broken. In
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. Florian’s Gate and Florianska Street
St. Florian’s Gate is located at the end of Florianska Street in the Krakow Old Town. From one side, Florianska Street reaches St. Mary’s Basilica on the Krakow Main Square. From the other side, through St. Florian’s Gate, it leads to the Church of St. Florian. This was a major part of
John Paul II named Karol Wojtyła, born in 1920 in Wadowice, died in 2005. In the early years, he studied in Wadowice, but in 1938 he began his studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow at the Faculty of Philosophy, and in 1939 he began his passion for theater at
It is located at Plac Szczepański number 3. It was built in 1965 according to the design of Krystyna Różyska. Previously, there was an Art Nouveau restaurant in this place. The remnants of the nearby Gothic house have been incorporated into the modern architecture of the Pavilion. As this property
Jewish Community Centre of Krakow
The Jewish Community Centre of Krakow focuses on ensuring growth and cultural development of the Jewish community in Krakow. Through organising various events and activities, it brings together people of Jewish background as well as those simply interested in Jewish culture, religion and traditions. Regularly the JCC hosts exhibitions, festivals,
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
Planty
Ring of park Planty Planty is a unique green belt that encircles the Old Town of Krakow. The park was established between 1822 and 1830 in the place of medieval city walls. Fortifications surrounding the city were torn down and the area of the moat, at the time serving as city
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
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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
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
The museum is located at 24 Lubicz Street in Krakow and was created by Odon’s grandchildren. They founded it to perpetuate the memory of their grandfather, a great bacteriologist and social worker, a student of Robert Koch. He created tuberculin and also modified the Pasteurian rabies treatment. In the museum,
Home Army Museum
The Home Army Museum in Krakow was established in 2000 to commemorate one of the most important organizations in the Polish history. It is the only institution in Poland that promotes knowledge about the Polish Underground State and its armed forces. The Museum bears the name of August Emil Fieldorf “Nil”,
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