10 Must-See Sights in Krakow

    1. Market Square
    Krakow\’s historic center, with its many bars and cafes, is vibrant. This fascinating place, which dates back to the Middle Ages, is on UNESCO\’s World Heritage List.
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    2. Wawel Castle
    The massive structure of Wawel Castle towers over the entire city. Once the residence of the kings and queens of Poland, the fortress is a magnificent sight.

    3. Barbican Barbican
    The Barbican is the only remaining gate of the medieval fortress that once surrounded the entire city. Its red-brick walls and imposing towers helped to defend against Mongol raids in the 13th century. Today it is home to theater and other artistic performances.

    St. Florian\’s Gate
    The fine-looking gate is the starting point of the so-called Royal Route.

    5. Kosciuszko Hill
    Built in 1823 by the national hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko, this hill is modeled after the prehistoric pagan mounds found throughout the city. From the top, one can enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

    6. Florianska Street Florianska Street
    This busy street runs through the center of the northern half of the Old Town district and contains many beer bars and souvenir stores.
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    7. Skienice
    Skienice is said to be the oldest shopping center in the world. It has stood for centuries in the middle of Krakow\’s Market Square. Visitors can duck through the arches to see the bustling souvenir stalls and interesting folk art, or step outside to admire the building\’s beautiful Renaissance architecture.

    8. Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    The red brick facade and two large towers of this cathedral have become a symbol of Krakow. The basilica rises high above the Market Square.

    9. Jewish Quarter
    This historic district is within walking distance of the Old Town. Although now completely integrated into the city, it retains a unique culture and atmosphere. [Promenade around the Vistula River
    The Vistula River is a winding river that flows through the center of Krakow, and its banks are lush green spaces lined with beer bars, cafes, and summer markets. A great space for walking, running, and cycling.