Attractions

Main cultural attractions In Krakow city centre

Kazimierz

This historical district of Krakow city it is often known to be home to Jewish community (14th century until II World War). During the last decade a lot of monuments in this district were beautifully restored and plenty of the cafés and restaurants (often Jewish themed) attracts locals


Wawel

The renaissance Royal Castle at Wawel (one of the most imposing Castles in Europe) and the gothic St Mary's Basilica is Poland's national sanctuary. This was the coronation side for Polish monarchs for many centuries


Old Town

Old Town is lying in the heart of the city .The most popular place is the Main Market Square a medieval textile bazaar where in past Polish kings came the day after their coronations to meet the city's burghers and receive homage and tribute in the name of all the towns of Poland. In the middle of the Main Market Square stands the Renaissance Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) which formerly was built in the Gothic style. There is small remaining of the Old Town fortifications at the end of the main street of Old Town called Florianska Street, also well known to local people as the artists' corner.


Parks

Planty Park is encircling the whole Old Town. It was laid down on the remains of the city walls.