Attractions

Krakow attractions
Krakow attractions

Krakow is a city full of attractions. The most famous are located outside the city; the Salt Caves and the Concentration Camps (Auschwitz and Birkenau), but also inside the city of Krakow you can find beautiful buildings, enormous churches and breathtaking sights. There are of course many more sights in Krakow than what we could feature in our Krakow Guide, but this is just the most important, and hopefully, this page will serve you with useful information that will increase the quality of your stay in Krakow.

Attractions in Krakow:

Wawel Castle

Wawel Castle: Entrance The Castle in Krakow, the Wawel Castle (made in gothic style), was built during the reign of Casimir III, who reigned in Poland between 1333 and 1370. It was later rebuilt and some more additions were added, as for example the Danish tower. The sword called Szczerbiec, which is the only remaining...

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Wawel Cathedral

Wawel Cathedral & Sigismunds Chapel The Wawel Cathedral was finished in 1364 and it is known as the site for the coronation of the Polish kings. Pope John Paul II held his first mass in the Wawel Cathedral in 1946, and later considered to be buried here (he though ended up getting buried in Rome,...

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Main Market Square

Saint Mary Basilica at Main Market Square The Main Market Square in Krakow is the largest medieval market square in all of Europe (some people though claim that the Saint Peters Square in Rome, or the Saint Mark Square in Venize should carry that title) with a size roughly 40,000 squaremetres. It is located in...

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Sukiennice

Sukiennice: on the right The Sukiennice is the most famous object maybe in all of Krakow. Though it feels hard to remember the name, Sukiennice, it is a place all tourists drop by. It is located in the middle of the Main Market Square in Krakow. Some visit the Sukiennice to shop, while others visit...

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Barbican of Krakow

If you wanted to get into the Old Town in Krakow you had to pass by the Barbican. The Barbican is a fortified outpost and one of the few remaining buildings showing the protection line that protected the "Old Town" of Krakow from their enemies. The Barbican was finished around 1498, and it is built...

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Florian Gate

Florian Gate The wall surrounding the former Old Town of Krakow was standing in perfect condition for a long time, but in the start of the 19th century most of the walls were torn down. Today only trees can be found in the areas of the former wall surrouding the Old Town, except from the...

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St. Mary’s Basilica

Saint Mary Basilica in Krakow St. Mary's Basilica was originally built in the 13th century, but was later rebuilt to its current gothic style in the 14th century. The church is beautiful both on the inside and the outside, and it is especially known for the wooden altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss, which is the...

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Kazimierz: Jewish Quarter

Kazimierz: Jewish quarter The district called Kazimierz, which today is known as the Jewish Quarter, was founded in 1335 by King Kazimierz (Casimir III) the Great. He wanted to use this new area/district as a place to develop the town. Later in the 15th century John 1 Albert of Poland moved all the Jews to...

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Outside Krakow

Krakow most visited attractions are not to be found within the city borders of Krakow, but outside. The most famous is located in the area of Oświęcim which was renamed to its world known German name, Auschwitz. There are debates on how many people really died in Auschwitz and figures vary between 1 and 3...

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