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
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.
Zakopane
Zakopane, the Winter capital of Poland, is situated in the heart of Polish Mountains, Tatra. It is by far one of the most vibrant and attractive holiday resorts for Poles and gaining on popularity amongst foreign tourists. Located only 100 km from Krakow it is a must during your stay
Trail of the Eagles’ Nests
Trail of the Eagles’ Nests comprises of 25 medieval castles that were built to secure the southern borders of Kingdom of Poland and its capital – Krakow. Most of them were  built on orders of king Casimir III the Great in the 14th century and their aim was to protect
Kazimierz (Jewish Quarter)
History of Kazimierz dates back to 1335 when Polish King Casimir III the Great declared that on a small island on the Vistula river a new town was to be located. It was supposed to protect the southern boundaries of Krakow. With the decree of King Casimir III the Great,
Tyniec – Benedictine Abbey
Origins According to local tradition, Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec near Krakow was founded in 1044 by Polish prince Casimir I the Restorer. As the Polish state was very young at the time and after a deep crisis, the Benedictines were to support the reconstruction of Church and state. The monastery was built
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
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
Royal Road
The Krakow Royal Road is a commonly used term for the ceremonial route that was being used for celebratory parades, coronation marches and funeral processions when Krakow was the capital of Poland. Monarchs, distinguished guests, foreign envoys and national heroes marched from St. Florian’s Church to the Wawel Royal Castle, welcomed by the city’s authorities
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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...
  • Bractwo kurkowe - Kraków
    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
Manggha – Museum of Japanese Art and Technology
Centre of Japanese Art and Technology The Manggha Museum was established as the Manggha Centre of Japanese Art and Technology, on the initiative of revered Polish film director, Andrzej Wajda and his wife, Krystyna Zachwatowicz. In 1987 Andrzej Wajda was awarded prestigious Inamori Foundation Kyoto Prize for his artistic work and decided to
Is Auschwitz open on Sundays?
Yes, the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau former german nazi concentration and extermination camp is open seven days a week, from 7:30 AM. Closing hours depend on particular months: December – 2:00 PM January, November – 3:00 PM February – 4:00 PM March, October – 5:00 PM April, May, September –
Town Hall Tower
Krakow Town Hall Tower, situated in the western part of the Krakow Main Square, is the only remaining part of the once existing Town Hall. The Tower was once surrounded by adjoining buildings, such as a granary, a prison and a torture chamber. History of the Krakow Town Hall Tower
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