"Planty" Planty Gardens Tip by ZiOOlek
Planty Gardens, Krakow: 24 reviews and 35 photos
Planty is a ring of parkland that encircles the Old Town. Its walkways and benches offer views of many fine buildings, and the verges are peppered with statues to heroes of old.
The gardens came about as a result of the dismantling of the medieval fortifications, a move that had been set in motion by the Austrians in 1806. Following the Napoleonic Wars, Krakow enjoyed a brief period as a free city, and a grand project was launched to beautify the area. Gardens were laid out and a ring-road was placed beyond them.
A walk around the entire length of the gardens would take about forty minutes at a relaxed pace. It is a good way to get a feel for the city.
Address: Encircling the historical centre
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