About Krakow

Welcome to Krakow

Krakow, a former royal capital of Poland, is one of the oldest and most beautiful European cities.
It is a town where history and modernity intertwine. Situated on the banks of the Vistula River, Krakow is famous for its priceless historical monuments of culture and art. The Old Town is included in the UNESCO World List of Cultural Heritage.
 
Besides history, art and unforgettable atmosphere, Krakow provides its visitors with entertainment and relaxation: theatres, cabarets, cafes, restaurants and wine cellars offer something for everyone. International festivals and other events usually take place on the Main Market Square or beneath the Royal Wawel Castle.
 
The Main Market Square with St. Mary's Church and the renaissance Cloth Hall in the middle (a traditional place of trade) is the oldest part of the Old Town. They are most valuable historical buildings in town. Another pearl of Krakow is the gothic building of Collegium Maius, one of the first universities in Europe, founded in 1364. The Wawel hill, the seat of Polish kings is an example of magnificent Renaissance architecture. Near the Royal Castle there is a gothic building of the Wawel Cathedral which, over the centuries, has witnessed the most important religious and state ceremonies. Almost all the monarchs of Poland are buried in the Cathedral crypts.
 
Kazimierz, the former Jewish district, founded in the 14th century, is now one of the most often visited parts of Krakow. Its history and unique atmosphere have helped to make it one of the most famous Jewish quarters in Europe. In 1993 Steven Spielberg filmed “Schindler’s List” there. Since that time, hundreds of tourists have visited Kazimierz every day, wishing to explore “Schindler’s Krakow”. The bustling cafes, pubs and restaurants with their bohemian clientele, local residents going about their everyday lives and the Jewish architecture and culture (historical and contemporary), combine to create unique climate of this part of Krakow.
 
Also Krakow vicinity offers a lot of tourist attractions. Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of them. It is one of the oldest European salt mines still operating and opened for visitiors.
 
         
Local tours: www.cracowforyou.pl
Transport services: Jordan Group