Krakow and entertainment

Krakow is the cultural and historical centre of Poland.
Thanks to wonderful churches, beautiful town houses and other monuments, it has its unique and unforgettable atmosphere which takes you back to the past.

 

Main Market Square

Main Market Square

Unique atmosphere

Main Market Square is a wonderful place to be for those who are in Krakow for the first time, as well as for those who visit the city regularly.

Thanks to such sightseeing venues as the Cloth Hall, St. Mary's Basilica, the Town Hall Tower, Church of St. Adalbert and magnificent historic townhouses.

Wawel Castle

Wawel Castle

The seat of Polish kings

Wawel Castle is located on the Wawel hill on the left bank of the Vistula river. The official seat of Polish monarchy and bishops was inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list.

Apart from visiting the castle itself, it is also worth seeing Dragon's Den, in which Wawel Dragon supposedly lived in the past.

St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary's Basilica

The altarpiece from the 15th century

St. Mary's Basilica is one of the most recognizable churches of Poland.

Particularily visible Basilica's towers differ from each other - their interesting construction is described in the legend. The Basilica's interior is embellished by a wooden altar, a masterpiece created by Veit Stoss, which depicts the death of Mary surrounded by Apostles and Assumption of the Madonna. Two movable parts present the scenes of Christ's ana Mary's lives. The alterpiece is made of oak wood and dates back to the 15th century.

The Cloth Hall

The Cloth Hall

The Cloth Hall served in the past for merchendising purposes as it continues to do so today. Inside the Cloth Hall one may find numerous stalls with jewellery, handwork and souvenirs. On the first floor, there is National Museum with the remarkable exhibitions of Polish paintings and sculptures from the 19th century.

Jewish District Kazimierz

Jewish District Kazimierz

Kazimierz is one of the most frequently visited places in Krakow as it is the centre of cultural life and historically important site. Once you walk along the unique streets you may pay a visit to remarkable synagogues such as Stara, Izaak's, Kupa's, Remuh's and Tempel.

There are also noteworthy churches, for example Corpus Christi Basilica, St. Catherine's Church, Trinity Church as well as the Crypt at Skałka. The essence of Kazimierz district is Plac Nowy (New Square), which is also commonly named Jewish Square.

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