Go down underground in this cultural capital of Poland
One of the largest and oldest cities in Poland situated in a beautiful location by the River Vistula (Wisla in Polish). Krakow is the cultural capital of Poland. You will not need to spend money on expensive taxi fares, bus tickets and unfamiliar underground transport systems here, as everything you need is within walking distance, including, even, going below ground if you wish!
Krakow is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, while also offering cheap shopping, beautiful architecture and exciting food. With a large student population, Krakow also offers nightlife, which is difficult to beat.
For a journey back in time, we recommend a stroll through the streets of the Old Town, the part of the city from the time when Krakow was the capital of Poland. The city today is deservedly on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
From Wawel Hill you can sense the atmosphere all around the Royal Castle and Krakow’s Wawel Cathedral, also know as the Cathedral Church Of St. Wenceslas and St. Stanislaus. Both of these buildings are of great symbolic value to the Polish people living there, and together these two buildings constitute the spiritual centre of the entire country.
The Jewish Quarter in Krakow is well worth a visit. This is where you will find the National Museum and one of the oldest universities in Europe.
Beneath the market place in the Old Town of Krakow, there is a museum with a difference, namely an archaeological underground park. Here you can walk on a glass floor, view excavations from medieval Krakow and experience the city as it was then.