12 Must-Visit Historical Sites in Krakow, Poland

12 Must-Visit Historical Sites in Krakow, Poland, Krakow, Poland (B)

Krakow is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. With ancient squares and classy dressage, travelers visit Krakow year-round to explore its exquisite historical sites. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and strolling through Krakow makes you feel as if you are lost in time.

This is the area where most people congregate to, and once you lay eyes on the square you’ll know why. The grandiose square contains spirit of the past and the present. Small birds circle the cathedral and horse and carriage loop around the square. It is the largest medieval square in Europe, which dates back to 1257. St Mary’s Basilica is a site to see and the 14th Century Cloth Hall contains countless souvenir stands. Some claim cloth hall is the oldest “shopping mall” and the edifice dates to 1555. 

Explore the 10th Century St. Adalbert Church, which is a mix of pre-Roman, Roman, Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture. Explore what is left of Krakow Town Hall with its tower as the rest of the facility was demolished to open up the square. The 13th Century Town Hall Tower stands 70 meters, but leans 55 centimeters as a result of a storm in 1703. Two stone lions guard the tower, which were brought from the Classicist Palace. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 12 Must-Visit Historical Sites in Krakow, Poland
Guide Location: Poland » Krakow
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/12-must-visit-historical-sites-in-krakow-poland
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St Mary’s Basilica
  • Cloth Hall
  • St. Adalbert Church
  • Krakow Town Hall
  • Wawel Castle
  • Wawel Cathedral
  • Planty Garden Ring
  • Schindler’s Factory
  • Wierzynek Restaurant
  • St. Peter and Paul Church