Top 10 attractions in Krakow
No matter how long you are staying in Krakow you definitely should visit the places listed below.
1. Main Market Square – the largest medieval market in Europe, today the centre of social life of young students and tourists from all over the world, it is also one of the most famous places of Krakow.
2. Old Town – the most famous old district in Poland that functioned as a centre of political life since 11th century. The site is also chosen by UNESCO for original World Heritage List.
3. St. Mary’s Basilica – a Gothic church built in 14th century, located just few steps from the Main Market Square. It is famous for a wooden altarpiece made by VeitStoss and trumpet signal played every hour.
4. National Museum – founded at the end of 19th century, from the beginning it safeguards the heritage of polish art
5. Wawel Cathedral and Castle – a Roman catholic church that is over 900 years old, destroyed and rebuild tree times, the cathedral is a burial place for many polish rulers. The castle was a residence for many polish kings. It is also known for a Dragon’s Den – a legendary cave for the most famous polish dragon. The castle is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
6. Krakow Barbican – a Gothic style fortified outpost that leads to Old Town built at the end of 15th century.
7. Jewish District (Kazimierz) – first built as a separate city, now is the very famous district of Krakow known for many pubs and restaurants. Among tourists looking for a fun by night it is almost as popular as a Main Market Square.
8. Florian’s Gate – a Gothic style tower built in 14th century.
9. Planty Park – a beautiful city park that encircle the old town. The park that consists of many small gardens is 4 kilometre long and occupies the area of 21 000 squared meters.
10. Collegium Maius – the oldest university building in Poland, built in 15th century.