Kraków

A historical city in Poland.

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Summary

Kraków is the second-largest city in Poland and one of the oldest. In medieval times it was the capital of the Kingdom of Poland. Now Kraków is very popular among tourists because of the old town, which is surrounded by medieval castle walls. It contains dozens of restaurants and cobbled streets.

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Reasons to visit Kraków

  • The Stare Miasto in Kraków is the most prominent example of an old town in the country.
  • Kraków's historic center, which includes the Old Town, Kazimierz, and the Wawel Castle, was included as the first of its kind on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Kraków is one of the most-visited cities in Poland.
  • There are about 40 parks in Kraków including dozens of gardens and forests.
  • The metropolitan city of Kraków is known as the city of churches.
  • For many centuries until 1596 Kraków was the royal capital of Poland.

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Why is Kraków worth visiting?
  • The Stare Miasto in Kraków is the most prominent example of an old town in the country.
  • Kraków's historic center, which includes the Old Town, Kazimierz, and the Wawel Castle, was included as the first of its kind on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Kraków is one of the most-visited cities in Poland.
  • There are about 40 parks in Kraków including dozens of gardens and forests.
  • The metropolitan city of Kraków is known as the city of churches.
  • For many centuries until 1596 Kraków was the royal capital of Poland.
What are the best day trips from Kraków?
  • Katowice
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Zakopane
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  • Niedzica Castle
  • Morskie Oko
  • Zywiec Brewery Museum
  • Tropsztyn Castle