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Krakow is Poland’s prime tourist attraction, a must with few equals in the entire Central and Eastern Europe. The place has been settled since the Stone Age at least. In 1038 Krakow became the capital of Poland and Polish monarchs took up their residence in its Wawel Royal Castle. The Old Town historical district in Krakow’s heart is actually the medieval city established in 1257. The capital of Poland may now reside in Warsaw, but majestic Krakow will have you convinced it is still the real capital.



UNESCO
entered the whole of Krakow's Old Town
in the list of the world cultural heritage in the year 1978.


Wawel Castle

At the southern end of the downtown, sitting on the Wista River, is the Wawel Castle (VAH-vuhl). The castle was the royal seat of Poland, and is the city's main tourist attraction. The grounds consist of the palace, a huge Cathedral and a large garden. The Royal Cathedral dominates the complex of Wawel. It was the coronation site and burial place of almost all of monarchs of Poland. Built in the early 11th century in Romanesque style it experienced several remodellings, especially in the 14th century.
It's just a must visit while being in Krakow!



I went accross and along all Poland several times, but never explored cities of it. So, Krakow was my first Polish city I've had a chance to discover. My trip there was because of a conference and I've stayed there just for a couple of days. But anyway I've had a time for sightseeing and taking lots of photos. I've found Krakow's Old Town as medieval and very beautiful place really worth a visit.

My first visit to Krakow was on October, 2004.
My second visit to Krakow was on October, 2006.



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  • Pros:Wonderful Old Town
  • In a nutshell:A World Heritage Site
  • Last visit to Krakow: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated Dec 11, 2006
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Nice tips

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Several trips to Krakow, but they had me on the first. University Hotel was a very good deal ... on Florianska St. Many other great spots in such a beautiful, walkable, friendly, exciting city. Be sure you see the pics of the festival on my pages.

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2009 at 2:04 AM

    The next Euro VT meeting is scheduled in Krakow at the end of may 2010. Ciao!

  • budapest8's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2008 at 1:42 PM

    I just love Krakow....My fav Polish and Central European city. The places, the people, the architecture, good food, reasonable prices, good service...Simply a great place to stay..

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2008 at 11:18 PM

    Very nice page with excellent tips ;-)

  • Apr 11, 2008 at 5:28 AM

    Great web site and a lot of pictures!

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2007 at 4:56 AM

    3rd visit to your Krakow page. Always fun remembering such a gorgeous city. so comfortable, delicious and memorable.

  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2007 at 5:11 AM

    In London they are now giving the pigeons birth control to keep the numbers down :-)

  • Jerelis's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2006 at 6:42 AM

    Very interesting site of Krakow. One of my widh list destinations. Thanx for sharing and have a great 2007!

  • bobsreturn2004's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2006 at 4:00 PM

    Thanks for the pics and tips.GAZ

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