Tourist Information

What to see in Krakow

Musts
  1. Grand Square (Rynek Glowny)
    The largest square of medieval Europe (established in 1257). More
  2. St. Mary's Church
    A magnificent gothic style church built in the 14th century. Inside the church, the largest, and as many claim the most beautiful medieval altar in Europe (the entrance for tourists from a side of the church). More
  3. Kanonicza Street
    Small but lovely street originated in the 14th century, leading towards the Wawel Castle. More

Optional
  1. Wawel Castle and the Cathedral
    For several centuries the seat of Polish kings, crowned and buried in the Cathedral. Impressive royal chambers and a priceless collection of more than 130 16th century tapestries. Also, a set of marvelous Turkish tents taken by Polish King Jan III Sobieski after the victory at the Battle of Vienna in 1683 (unfortunately, not all accessible to visitors). More about: Wawel Castle and Cathedral.
  2. Collegium Maius of Jagiellonian University
    The oldest surviving building of the University established in 1364. Among its graduates were: Copernicus, the astronomer that revolutionized entire science, Karol Wojtyła who later became the Pope John Paul II, and Wisława Szymborska, the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996. More
  3. Great Barbican and Floriańska Gate
    Fragments of medieval fortifications protecting the city, including Europe's mightiest barbican. More
  4. Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci
    One of very few existing portraits by da Vinci. Exhibited in the Czartoryski Museum. More
  5. Permanent exhibition "Art of Old Poland. 12th - 18th century"
    Paintings and sculptures shown in the Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace at Kanonicza Street. More
  6. Gallery of 20th-Century Polish Art
    The top level of the Main Building of the National Museum at 3 Maja Street. More
  7. Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology
    One of the world richest collections of Japanese art. A part of it is exhibited in a modern building designed by Arata Isozaki (Konopnicka Street). More
  8. Jewish Quarter in Kazimierz
    Seven synagogues, Jewish Museum, art galleries, restaurants, pubs, cafes, etc. More
  9. Aviation Museum
    The collection includes unique planes built in the first years of the 20th century. More
  10. Wieliczka Salt Mine
    The mine, at the outskirts of Krakow, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Amazing tour through medieval chambers equipped with mining machinery of those times. More

And many, many others...
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