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 nineteenth century, in Paris, an association operated under this name, referring to the town near Athens, where the most sacred and mysterious mysteries were held in antiquity, extremely hermetic and despite the fact that they operated for many centuries, no one revealed the secret of the rituals and
When in the summer of 1880, Emperor Franz Joseph was on an inspection tour of Galicia, Krakow welcomed him with wonderful illuminations. The building of the Galician Bank on the main square stood out the most. One of the first houses with a permanently installed power plant was “Dom machin”
Architect and constructor, born in Krakow in 1855, died in 1927 also in Krakow. From 1882 he worked in the architectural office of T. Stryjeński, then he was his partner for three years. He was also an assistant to the department of construction at the Industrial School, teacher of architectural
Journalist, painter, graphic artist, scenography. Born in Warsaw in 1910, died in Krakow in 1984. Father Henryk fought in the Polish Legions, then a colonel in the Polish Army. Marian graduated from law studies at the University of Warsaw. Before the war, secretary of the editorial office and graphic designer
Place To Visit
Place To Visit
Place To Visit
Kobierzyn used to be a village near Krakow, today it is part of the city. The name comes from the craftsmen who used to weave carpets and tents. In 1913, the construction of a hospital for the mentally ill (29 Józefa Babińskiego Street) began there. During the Nazi occupation, the
Located in the vicinity of the Krakow railway station – Bonarka – currently a shopping mall. They were created in the proper Krzemionki thanks to afforestation. Today’s eye-catching forest complexes gradually turned into a public park.
Jagiellonian University
Jagiellonian University was established in 1364. It is the oldest university in Poland and one of the oldest in the world. Today, Jagiellonian University is one of the most prestigious. Thousands of students draw inspiration from the legacy of University’s most famous alumni, such as Nicolaus Copernicus, Wislawa Szymborska and Karol Wojtyla (later Pope
Bielany is the name of the south-western part of Las Wolski, forest located only around 7km from Krakow city centre. The central part of Bielany is Srebrna Góra(Silver Mountain), high hill with a Camaldolese monastery on the top of it. The name of the convent comes from the name of
St. Benedict Church is located on Lasota Hill, near the Krakus Mound in Krakow. The church is small, built in the Romanesque-Gothic style. In the past, it was only opened twice a year: for an indulgence on the feast of St. Benedict and on the first Tuesday after Easter during
The Ark of Lord Church
The Ark of Lord Church was built between 1967 and 1977. It was the first newly-built religious temple in the district of Nowa Huta, the communist utopia that was to become the ideal proletarian city in contrast to old bourgeois Krakow. The struggle for the Nowa Huta church At first,
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
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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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...
Kremers Garden
Yearly cultural festivals in Krakow
Popular Polish drinks
MUSEUMS IN KRAKOW
Museums in Krakow
Jozef Mehoffer House
Jozef Mehoffer Jozef Mehoffer was a Polish painter, one of the leading artists of the Young Poland movement (Art Nouveau in Poland) and one of the most revered Polish artists of his time. He was born in 1869 into a polonised family of Austrian high officials. He studied painting at the Academy of
Kazimierz, the current Krakow district, over the years was an independent village. In 1335 King Kazimierz Wielki gave it city rights, and the town was called after him. As the Kazimierz has been developing, there was a necessity to create a place for its government. As a result, in 1414,
Stained Glass Museum and Workshop
Stained Glass Museum and Workshop continues the traditions of the S. G. Zelenski Stained Glass Company, established in 1902. It combines an active stained glass workshop with a “living museum”. The workshop draws on the experience of the Zelenski Company and is the oldest such establishment operating continuously in Poland. It is
Best Attractions
The most famous attractions of Krakow
Best Attractions