St. Mary’s Basilica in Cracow

The said object is considered to be the most beautiful church in Cracow. It is hard to skip it while going sightseeing. Its characteristic feature that is mainly admired by the tourists is its two characteristic towers that overshadow the market area. From them, the famous hourly bugle-call is played. St. Mary’s Basilica is considered …

Niepolomice

If you happen to stay in Cracow for more than several days only, it is recommended to visit Niepolomice, a town 30 km away from Cracow. Even though today it may seem remarkably small and silent, in the past, it played a very important role.

Jordan’s Park

It is one of the most favorite parks among Cracow inhabitants. It is located in a close proximity to the Błonia Park. History of the park The park was created in 1877 by Henryk Jordan, PhD. It was to serve as a playground for both children and teenagers. The initial idea behind the park was …

Planty Park

While visiting the Old Town, it is truly difficult to miss this park. It surrounds the area with a ring of trees and shrubbery. The park covers the area of approximately 4 km. History of Planty park It was created at the beginning of the 19th century as a replacement for dismantled fortifications. Their remains …

Juliusz Słowacki Theatre

The discussed object is one of the most prominent and recognizable ones in Cracow. It is difficult to pass it by and fail to focus on the intricacies of its architectural design. History of theatre Since its very begging, the theatre has caused numerous controversies. It was built at the end of the 19th century to …

Krak/Krakus Mound

Krakus (Krak) Mound is situated in the Old Podgorze, Krzemionki area. It is 16 m high and its diameter is equal to approximately 50 m. The Mound is located on a relatively large meadow, where numerous family picnics and sports events for the citizens are frequently organized. Nearby the Mound, there is a closed Liban …

Czartoryski Museum

It is one of the oldest museums in Poland. The collection stored in the museum is owned by the Czartoryski family (update: December 2016, Polish government bought collection). They are an aristocratic family, closely connected to numerous prominent European houses. Initially, the collection was presented in Pulawy, in the Sanctuary of Sybilla by Isabella Czartoryska, …

Museums in Cracow

Cracow is a city full of all kinds of museums. Regardless of what your fields of interest are, you will surely find something that will catch your eye here. For example, you can visit a one-of-a-kind insurance museum or an exceptionally intriguing stained glass museum. The majority of them are located within the Old Town …

Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)

 Next to the Wawel Cathedral and St. Mary’s Church, it is yet another important object in Cracow. It is situated on the Main Market. It has to be said that it would be difficult to pass it by indifferently. The building is stunning, especially thanks to its design and additional decorations, the so-called mascarons. History …