Poland II.: Kraków

Kraków got his name from Krak Monarch and was first mentioned in script in 966. Its population is the second biggest in Poland. It was the capital until 1795, then Warsawa took its throne for ever. But Kraków has its revenge, because it’s more historical and let’s say it out loud: more prettier, than Warsawa, so it’s more popular among foreigners.

Here are the top 10 attractions of Kraków you should definitely visit:

  1. Wawel Cathedral and Royal Castle (That is the place where Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine painting can be found.)
  2. Smocza Jama (Dragon’s Cave)
  3. Old Town+Main Market Square with Sukiennice+ Church of the Virgin Mary+Adam Mickiewicz Monument+Eros Bound (These are basically at the same place.)
  4. Oskar Schindler’ Factory
  5. Kazimierz (Jewish District)
  6. Ghetto Heroes Square
  7. Jagiellonian University
  8. Barbakan
  9. Church of St. Andrew
  10. Royal Chamber Orchestra

+ Bus tours to Wieliczka Salt Mine or Auschwitz-Birkenau.


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