It is the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. The Old Town offers a unique atmosphere with thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, many historic buildings and horse-driven cabs. You will see among others the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican and Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) – Renaissance main centre of international trade.
The Cathedral and the Royal Castle are the most picturesque and important sight in Krakow. Some of its oldest stone buildings are dated back to 10th century. Until 1611 Wawel was the formal seat of Polish monarchy – it was the place of royal coronations, weddings and funerals. In a cave at the foot of the hill, on the bank of the Vistula River, the Wawel Dragon had his lair. Nowadays it is a common tourist stop.
Kazimierz is a former Jewish district. From the 14th until the 19thcentury, Kazimierz was an independent town – a place of coexistence of Christian and Jewish cultures, separated from Krakow by the branch of the Vistula river. In this day and age it is the cultural centre of the city and young people’s favourite place of meetings.
This former enamel factory is a host of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Museum presents Jewish rural life in 20th century. During World War II Oskar Schindler saved more than 1000 people from deportation and transportation to concentration camps. Schindler’s List – a famous Steven Spielberg’s movie is based on this story.