Places to Visit during Your Krakow Vacation

Krakow is one of the largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. While it may not be the first place that comes to mind in respect of European tours, this place is still one of the best places to visit because of its historical background and its priceless beauty. So, if you are going to Krakow for a vacation, then this list of places will definitely complete your stay in Krakow and make your vacation a memorable one. Here it is. Please take note that it is advisable to wear rubber shoes or any comfortable pair for that matter.

Wawel Castle: This Gothic castle was constructed during the 11th century and served as the residence of the royalty until the 17th century. When Krakow ceased to be the capital of Poland, foreign authorities took over the castle. This is explains the fusion of different architectural styles in the castle.

Auschwitz and Birkenau: These two are German Concentration Camps in Poland which play a great contribution to the dark part of the history of the country. They are museums which a tourist should never miss to visit.

Rynek Glowny: This is acknowledged as the biggest medieval town in the Europe, with an area of 40,000 square meters. This is a great place where you can just relax, although there are a lot of pubs where you can unwind.

Cloth Hall: At the center of Rynek Glowny, you will find the Cloth Hall, which is the oldest shopping center in the world. Cloths and furs were used to be sold here. It was built in the 1300 and has retained its beauty, although it underwent renovation in 2010.

Wieliczka Salt Mine: This place is a very beautiful place to see because it is entirely made of salt: from the steps, to the walls, and even the chapels and churches. Checking out the underground orchestra and art exhibits will definitely be a priceless experience.

Churches: Never miss to visit the beautiful churches in Krakow. Among them are the Church Saint Francis of Assisi, Saints Peter and Paul Church, Wawel Cathedral, and Church of Saint Adalbert.

Grunwald Monument: This monument was originally constructed in 1910 in commemoration of the Battle of Grunwald. However, it was destroyed during the World War II, and was only rebuilt in 1976.

Slowacki Theater: This theater, which was an architectural masterpiece of Jan Zawiejski, was constructed in 1893. Its structure was patterned after the Grand Paris Opera.

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