Kraków

Krakow is often considered as a historic and cultural center of Poland. 
Townhouses, various monuments, beautiful churches,
- you will never get tired of it!

Main Market Square

Main Market Square

The heart of Krakow

It's the place where we will find Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), St. Mary's Church with famous tower from where the bugle call is played every day. Main spot on the turist's map. It dates back to the 13th century, and it measures roughly 40,000 m² (430,000 ft²).

Place where you have to stop for a minute, sit down in one of the lovely restaurant gardens and admire historic buildings, listen to the sound of strolling tourists, looking at the local florists or carriages.

Stary Kleparz

Stary Kleparz

Market with local variety

Similarly to Kazimierz district, it was once an independent town but in 1792 included to Cracow's territory. It is situated near Matejko Square where Academy of Fine Arts is placed and St. Florian's Church. Well known to local community as a place where you can find everything.

 

St. Florian's Church

St. Florian's Church

Patron of firefighters

This baroque building is clearly visible from the hotel's windows. It was built between XII and XIII century, current shape was created around 1677-1684. The church was burnt three times but suprisingly St. Florian's relicts placed inside survived. St. Florian is revered in Poland as patron of firefighters and chimneysweeps. It was a starting point ofr royal coronation and funeral route heading to Wawel Castle.

Father Karol Wojtyła, known later as Pope John Paul II, used to serve here as a vicar between years 1949-1951.

Famous Polish artist – Stanislaw Wyspianski - got married here.

Wawel Royal Castle

Wawel Royal Castle

The seat of Polish kings

Wawel Royal Castle is a place where you will find kings and even a dragon! The castle dates back to the 13th century and it is one of the most known buildings in Poland, the vault of priceless pieces of art.

Working as a museum it is daily enticing hundreds of people from all over the word who are willing to see how kings used to live.  

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

Paradise of souvenirs and art

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.

District Kazimierz

District Kazimierz

Jewish District

Primarily a separate town, now one of Cracow's main districts. Place, where Jewish and Christian cultures are interfusing every day, known for its unique spirit and charm. The area is tempting everybody with history, monuments and attractions.

A minute of relaxation in a restaurant's garden at Szeroka street, listening to klezmer music, musing next to Jewish cementary, Tempel or Remuh Synagogue, or having a baguette in the middle of a night from „okrąglak” at Plac Nowy are just few options to spend great time in place with such a big offer.

 

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