We invite you to Krakow - European Capital of Culture in 2000 and the host of World Youth Days in 2016.
Surely, everyone will be enchanted with the city’s unique atmosphere.
Monuments of the Old Town inscribed on the First UNESCO List, district of Kazimierz famous for the movie “Schindler's List” and the socialist realistic Nowa Huta attract tourists from all over the world.
The nearby Wieliczka Salt Mine and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum inscribed on the UNESCO List, are a popular destination for guests from all over the world.
Krakow is one of the oldest European cities. The historic part of Krakow is the area contained within Planty, the park founded in the place of removed city walls and moats adjacent to it. The only preserved part of the walls surrounding the city is in the area of St. Florian's Gate. There is the Barbican - the medieval part of the fortifications, through which one could enter into the city from the side of Kleparz. The Royal Route begins here and leads to Wawel Hill. It goes through St. Florian's street to the historic centre of Krakow - the Main Market Square and continues through Grodzka street to Wawel.
The Main Market Square is one of the largest markets in Europe. In its central part there are the Sukiennice. However, their current form is very different from the appearance of the cloth stalls located here in the Middle Ages. You can see how the place looked like in the past centuries by going down under the Main Market Square and visiting the Underground Square Central Museum. The only preserved part of the former town hall is a Gothic clock tower. Tourists should also visit St. Mary's Church, not only because of the bugle call played out every hour from one of its towers, but mainly because of the fifteenth-century altar carved by the Nuremberg sculptor Veit Stoss.
The Royal Rout ends at Wawel Hill which for several centuries was the residence of Polish kings. Throughout many years of its turbulent history the appearance of the castle and its surroundings underwent numerous changes. Currently, its buildings have renaissance, baroque and partially neoclassical character. Both the castle and the cathedral next to it are the most important objects of Polish cultural heritage, the biggest treasure trove of memorabilia, and the burial place of kings. On one of the towers of the cathedral there is Sigismund Bell ringing only during the most important holidays and in the most important historical moments.
Be our guest and enjoy your stay in Kraków – we hope you will love it!