Krakow - a city wrapped in legend, where time flows differently, and where every moment becomes a moment of history. For centuries Krakow was the capital of Poland, the seat of kings, drawing great scholars and artists from the whole world. It is their talents and imagination we must thank for the city's rich legacy of unique historical relics, which reflect the most important trends in European culture.
Krakow is Poland's prime tourist attraction, a must with few equals in the entire Central and Eastern Europe.
The Old Town historical district in Krakow's heart is actually the medieval city established in 1257 by Prince Boleslav V, the ruler of Poland at the time. Its well preserved original grid of streets with the huge central Grand Square, Europe's largest in the Middle Ages, seems the last stage in the perfection of medieval city planning. It is also the best example of that art.
In the special atmosphere of the beautiful and mysterious streets of the Old Town and Kazimierz you will find everything you need to allow you to escape from everyday life. Galleries full of exhibitions, cafes, pubs and restaurants: all of this is an integral part of any visit to Krakow. And all this is merely a modest part of what we can offer travellers seeking exciting destinations on the world map.
If you're after nightlife, friendly people, and gothic architecture, you should be in heaven in Krakow. There are literally dozens of cellar bars and clubs located in medieval vaults and basements. You'll find a lot of them near the Main Square. The nightlife opportunities in Krakow are virtually limitless so you shouldn't confine yourself just to the touristy Main Square area. Check out the hip former Jewish district Kazimierz.Many people also use Krakow as a base for short trips to Auschwitz or Zakopane - winter capital of Poland.
Krakow (Cracow) is one of the 12 places in the world which has been included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. The architectural complex of the Old Town has survived all the cataclysms of the past and preserved the same, unchanged layout since the Middle Ages. The Old Town together with the Wieliczka Salt Mine have been recognized as some of the most valuable architectural treasures of the world. Krakow, which had been the capital of the Poland.
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