Krakow

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  • 1. Rynek Główny

    Stare Miasto | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Europe's largest medieval marketplace is on a par in size and grandeur with St. Mark's Square in Venice. It even has the same plague of pigeons...Read More

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  • 2. Barbakan

    Stare Miasto | Building/Architectural Site

    Only one small section of Kraków's city wall still stands, centered on the 15th-century Barbakan, one of the largest strongholds of its kind...Read More

  • 3. Collegium Iuridicum

    Stare Miasto | Educational Institution

    This magnificent Gothic building, built in the early 15th century to house the Jagiellonian University's law students, lies on one of Kraków...Read More

  • 4. Collegium Maius

    Stare Miasto | Educational Institution

    Jagiellonian University was another innovation of Kazimierz the Great. Established in 1364, it was the first university in Poland and one of...Read More

  • 5. Dom Jana Matejki

    Stare Miasto | House/Mansion/Villa

    The 19th-century painter Jan Matejko was born and died in this house, which now serves as a museum for his work. Even if you don't warm to his...Read More

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  • 6. Jama Michalika

    Stare Miasto | Restaurant–Sight

    How often do you have a chance to have a cup coffee or a glass of wine among museum-quality artworks? In the Art Nouveau café Jama Michalika...Read More

  • 7. Kawiarnia Noworolski

    Stare Miasto | Restaurant–Sight

    One of the oldest cafés in town, this lovely historical spot, next to the entrance to the National Museum in the Cloth Hall, is a great place...Read More

  • 8. Kościół Franciszkanów

    Stare Miasto | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The mid-13th-century church and monastery are among the earliest brick buildings in Kraków. The Art Nouveau stained-glass windows and wall...Read More

  • 9. Kościół Mariacki

    Stare Miasto | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Dominating the northeast corner of Rynek Główny is the twin-towered Church of Our Lady, which is also known as St. Mary's Church. The first...Read More

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  • 10. Kościół świętego Andrzeja

    Stare Miasto | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The finest surviving example of Romanesque architecture in Kraków is this 11th-century fortified church. Local residents took refuge in St....Read More

  • 11. Kościół świętego Piotra i Pawła

    Stare Miasto | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The first baroque church in Kraków was commissioned for the Jesuit order. It's one of the most faithful and successful examples of transplanting...Read More

  • 12. Muzeum Archidiecezjalne

    Stare Miasto | Museum/Gallery

    The Chapter House is now the Muzeum Archidiecezjalne, displaying 13th-century paintings and other art belonging to the archdiocese, not to mention...Read More

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  • 13. Rynek Underground

    Stare Miasto | Museum/Gallery

    Directly underneath the main square, this permanent exhibition, a branch of the Kraków City Historical Museum, presents the history of the city...Read More

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  • 14. The Gallery of Nineteenth-Century Polish Art at Sukiennice

    Stare Miasto | Museum/Gallery

    A statue of Adam Mickiewicz marks the eastern entrance to the Renaissance Cloth Hall, which is in the middle of the Main Market Square. The...Read More

  • 15. Ulica Floriańska

    Stare Miasto | Neighborhood/Street

    The beautiful Brama Floriańska (Florian Gate) was built around 1300 and leads through Kraków's old city walls to this street, which was laid...Read More

  • 16. Ulica Kanonicza

    Stare Miasto | Neighborhood/Street

    This street, which leads from almost the center of town to the foot of Wawel Hill, is considered by some the most beautiful street in Europe...Read More

  • 17. Wieża Ratuszowa

    Stare Miasto | Museum/Gallery

    At the southwest corner of Rynek Square, the Wieża Ratuszowa is all that remains of the 16th-century town hall, which was demolished in the...Read More

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