Places to Visit in Krakow, Poland

Places to Visit in Krakow, Poland

Krakow is the second largest city in Poland and one of the oldest. Krakow was founded in the 7th century and since then has been a leading center for academics, artists, and other cultural players. Located in the southern part of Poland in the Vistula (Wisla) valley, Krakow is nestled in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. The city which is second most important in line has some active stone age sites too. The city was started as a hamlet on Wawel Hill and was a busy trading center of the world of Slavonic Europe in 965. The city then saw the emergence and establishment of new universities and cultural venues at the emergence of the Second Polish Republic in 1918. It soon became a major national academic and artistic center of the world.

What attractions can you find in Krakow?

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Krakow is chocked full of tourist attractions. Go to Old Town and enjoy restaurants and cafes in Square Rynek Glowny. Located in the Krakow yellow pages are the numbers and addresses of these and many more wonderful restaurants, so you can call in a reservation and dine in style. St. Mary's church is also a wonder to see. Stop and listen to the bugle call from the tower. The song will stop mid-tune in honor of the brave Trumpeter of Krakow who warned the people of the invading horde and received an arrow to the throat. There are also things to do outside the city. For the adventurous, there are the underground caverns of the Wieliczka Salt Mines. The mines are a few miles out of town, but you can find taxis and buses to take you there in the Krakow business pages.

Shopping places in Krakow

Things are busy in the Jewish quarter, an area which once was a rival city. There is a cool cafe culture and many places to taste and try, so scope the Krakow yellow pages to find many hip spots to lounge in. However, this area is still scarred by Hilter's attempt to eradicate the residents of the quarter. To see the horrors of WWII first hand, search up a tour in the Krakow business pages and go to Auschwitz. Truly terrible, it reminds us to never forget. Krakow is an exciting city, often overlooked in tours but worth the stop.

Tourism in Krakow, Poland

Krakow is a natural den and has a huge tourist gathering throughout the year including 2.9 million foreign travelers. The city earns around 5.4 billion Zloty or 1.2 billion Euros only through revenue in the tourism sector. Most of the tourists here come from European countries such as Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Canada, and America. Some of the tourist sites of Krakow are as follows:

Wawel Castle

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German Concentration Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau

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Wieliczka Salt Mine

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Benedictine Tyniec Abbey

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