The Wawel Cathedral is with the St.Mary's Basilica the most imposing and most visited church of Krakow. The Cathedral is in fact a national monument, a Pantheon, where are the tombs of most eminent... more
From the 28 one store brick buildings at Auschwitz I five have been transformed in museums with a permanent exhibition with photographs, documents, historical exhibits including prisoner garments,... more
The statue in the Rynek Glowny, facing the Basilica of St Mary is of one of the leading figures of Polish Romanticism, the poet and writer Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855).
He was active in the efforts for... more
What first strikes the visitor entering the vast and magnificent chorus is the abundance of bright colors. Walls and vault are decorated with mural paintings by Jan Matejko in 1890.
Superb is the... more
Coming from the central market Rynek Glowny by the very touristy Florianska street - with burger and kebab shops - the contrast is great with the medieval St-Florian Tower gate from 1307 and the... more
The Jagiellonian University was founded by Cazimierz Wielki (Casimirs III the Great) in 1364, being the second oldest university in Central Europe after Charles University in Prague (from 1348).
This was part of the large Town Hall that used to be on the Rynek that the Austrians destroyed when they took over in the 19th century.
The town hall tower, which is 70 meters high, was said to have... more
This is with St. Barbara the second Jesuit church in Krakow but the first baroque church in the town. Construction started in 1597. The impressive baroque façade in stone was inspired by the Gesu... more
Zakopane is in the Tatra mountains of south Poland 110km [ 68 miles] from Krakow. Can be reached by train or bus from Krakow, bus is far quicker [2hours journey]. It is a pretty place of wooden... more
The Planty is a ring of green space around the Old Town of Krakow. When the Austrians took over in 1806 they dismantled the medieval fortifications, though some parts of the wall remain. There is a... more
Muzeum Czartoryskich: This museum was founded in 1796 by Princess Izabela Czartoryska to preserve the Polish heritage in keeping with the Princess' motto: "The Past to the Future". It is the oldest... more
Florianska is the main street to lead from the Florianska gate to the old town to the main square. It is a beautiful, street with historic buildings and many shops and restaurants. Many buildings are... more
The third most important church of Krakow is the Basilica of Corpus Christi (Kosciol Bozego Ciala) located in the district of Kazimierz. It is a huge structure mainly of bricks whose construction... more
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...