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
You may hear about Rubinstein cosmetics – a brand well known around the world. Meet her founder! Helena was born in Krakow in 1872, as she tends to conceal some information about her origin (especially in her diary “My life for the beauty”) – let’s see what we know about
There were located colonies occupied by the landowner dignitalists, Vistula fishers, castle servants, breweries, timber yards, and bell foundry, located between Wawel Hill and Vistula River in Krakow. There is a local legend that in Rybaki has his studio Wit Stwosz – author of sculptures on Mariacki altar. It says
Rożek Michał was born in 1946 in Krakow. Graduated from Jagiellonian University in history of art in 1969, in 1972, completed a doctorate, habilitated in 1979, and finally docent in 1980. His life path was connected not only with the oldest university in Poland. Since 1973 Michał has been working
St. Margaret and St. Judith Chapel is a small, wooden church located on ul. Blessed Bronisława. The place is associated with pagan times. Legend has it that two statues of the gods of wind stood near Krakow: Świst on Mount Lasota and Poświst, in the place where the described chapel
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
Old Town
The area of today’s Krakow Old Town (in Polish Stare Miasto) actually mirrors the territories of the town of Krakow from the Middle Ages until the end of 18th century. History of the Krakow Old Town begins in the 9th century and leaves an important mark in the origins of Polish statehood.
The Wierzchowska Górna Cave is located in the village of Wierzchowie approx. 20 km from Krakow. It gained the name of the largest and longest Jurassic cave in the Kraków-Wieluń Upland. It is well adapted to tourist traffic and illuminated. The total length of the corridors is approx. 980m. The
It is surrounded by Szymanowskiego, Czarnowiejska and al. Mickiewicza street. Established in 1885 by the city councilor Stanisław Rehman, it covered 6 hectares. As a result of progressive development, it has decreased to its present borders and occupies 2/3 of the former area. Once upon a time, there were gardens
Krakow-Plaszow concentration camp
Krakow-Plaszow was German forced labour camp, later transformed into a concentration camp. It was founded to transport the Jewish population of the Krakow ghetto liquidated on 14 March 1943. The camp in Plaszow was established in the area of two Jewish cemeteries from 1887 and 1932 that were destroyed and Jewish
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
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
Shopping centres in Krakow
There are several shopping centres in Krakow where you can buy things from clothes and shoes to kitchenware to medicine to groceries. In Krakow shopping is nice and easy, because shops are usually open until late hours and located in many places around the city. If you are traveling to Krakow
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EVENTS IN KRAKOW
  • 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
Archaeological Museum
The Archaeological Museum of Krakow is the oldest such establishment in Poland. Originally called the Museum of Antiquity, it opened in 1850. The Museum was founded by a group of intellectuals and academics who were the members of the Krakow Scientific Society. Archaeological Museum of Krakow At first, the main exhibition
Yes, you can visit Auschwitz as an individual visitor and walk by your own as the sites in Auschwitz Museum are very well posted. However, between April 1st and October 31st entry to the Museum is possible only for guided tours (this does not apply to the Birkenau campsite). As
Feliks Jasienski Szolayski House
Feliks Jasienski Szolayski House is a branch of the National Museum in Krakow. It is dedicated to Feliks Jasienski, an art critic, art collector and a notable figure in the history of Krakow. ‘Szolayski’ refers to the name of a prominent bourgeois family who owned this building at the beginning
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