Krakow Architectural Masterpieces Tour, Krakow

Discover the flourishing European city of Krakow by walking its narrow streets filled with large markets and grand historical architecture. Krakow is a crossroads of European culture where you can see medieval as well as modern architecture. Some of them are quite eccentric in design. Learn some of the city’s greatest landmarks with this self-guided tour of Krakow’s architecture.
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Krakow Architectural Masterpieces Tour Map

Guide Name: Krakow Architectural Masterpieces Tour
Guide Location: Poland » Krakow (See other walking tours in Krakow)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Author: ellen
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Juliusz Slowacki Theater

1) Juliusz Slowacki Theater (must see)

 In case you travel to Krakow by a train, the Juliusz Slowacki Theater is probably the first building you will see after exiting the train station. The decision to construct this theater was controversial right from the beginning. Not only was this theater preferred over the plan of a better sewage system, the building was to be constructed after demolishing the Church belonging to the Order of the Holy Ghost.

The building of the theater got preferential treatment once again during its...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Mariacki Church (St. Mary's Church)

2) Mariacki Church (St. Mary's Church) (must see)

The city of Krakow is filled with treasures of the past that appease the appetite of a historian and an admirer of architecture. The Mariacki Church is one such example.

Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Mariacki Church stands adjacent to the Main Market Square in Krakow. The Church is a beautiful illustration of merger of different styles of architecture. Together, these styles brew a singular timeless piece of structure that stands as an example for several other churches all over Poland...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Sukiennice Museum

3) Sukiennice Museum (must see)

With its magnificent charm and timeless aura, the Sukiennice welcomes you into its history of luxury, wealth, grandeur and trade. The most happening shopping complex of the medieval era, the Sukiennice was the place where merchants and traders would meet to finalize deals and get the best bargains for the goods in the market. At first sight, the Sukiennice puts time on hold. The opulence and splendor of the building is proof of the glory the city enjoyed in the medieval century.

The first...   view more
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Pavilion “Wyspianski 2000”

4) Pavilion “Wyspianski 2000”

Bridging the gap between Krakow’s rich and abundant past and its dynamic present is the Wyspianski Pavilion that stands at ul Grodzka 19. The building is home to the stained glass work of Stanisław Wyspiański that was designed for the Wawel Cathedral but never made it to the final structure.

Unique in its own accord, the building’s façade is made up of thousands of bricks that act as a giant curtain, lighting up the interiors in their own inimitable way. The bricks of different colour...   view more
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St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church

5) St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church

Raised beside the austere St Andrew’s Church is the St. Peter and St Paul’s Church in Krakow. Unlike its neighbor, the Sts. Peter and Paul’s Church stands out with its immaculate facade and famous collection of life size sculptures of the 12 disciples erected at the fence of the Church.

The Church was funded by King Sigismund III Vasa for the Jesuit Order, which had arrived in Poland to stand against the influence Reformation and its ideas. Built during the 16th and 17th century, the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Wawel Castle

6) Wawel Castle (must see)

With the wealth of history and abundance of heritage, the city of Krakow is a haven for admirers of the past. The Wawel is one such place in Krakow where one can get enchanted by the city’s legendary sagas. The Wawel Hill was formed about 150 million years ago and is majorly made up of Jurassic lime stone that dates back to the Oxfordian age. The Hill comprises many historically significant buildings that date back to different eras. Surrounded by water and marshes, archaeologists found...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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King Sigismund Chapel

7) King Sigismund Chapel

One of the most outstanding works of Renaissance architecture in Poland, the King Sigismund Chapel stands one among the several domes that make up the Wawel Cathedral. Adorned with a gold plated dome, the Chapel has earned its reputation as one of the finest structures that represent the Tuscany Renaissance style of architecture north of the Alps.

The Chapel was designed by renowned Italian architect Bartolomeo Berrecci in the early 16th century, especially for the Jagiellon dynasty. It...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Krakow, Poland

Create Your Own Walk in Krakow

Create Your Own Walk in Krakow

Creating your own self-guided walk in Krakow is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Central Krakow

Central Krakow

More than 750 years old, Krakow is the royal capital of Poland. It is a unique city with narrow streets, fine architecture, lovely parks and friendly people who will surely capture your heart. Here you will find the greatest masterpieces in the world, some mysterious and legendary places and things you won’t see anywhere else in the world. Take the following tour to discover prominent sights in Poland’s cultural capital.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Krakow Culture Walk

Krakow Culture Walk

Krakow is attractive to tourists not only for the glamorous entertainment and great parks, but also for its rich culture. It is the cultural capital of Poland. Here you may visit the best museums and galleries of the country, watch outstanding performances at its famous theaters and attend great concerts. It is Krakow that hosts a great number of important festivals and other cultural events. Take the following tour to discover the most popular and prominent cultural attractions in Krakow.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Krakow Shopping Spots Tour

Krakow Shopping Spots Tour

Krakow is a very attractive place for shopping lovers. It has a lot of specialty shops, malls and charming markets with everything you need. As you wander through the narrow streets of the Old Town, visit some of its splendid boutiques. Antiques lovers will definitely get something interesting for bargain prices in the Street Markets. Check out the most popular shopping spots of Krakow in the next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Art Galleries Walk in Krakow

Art Galleries Walk in Krakow

Krakow is the cultural capital of Poland. Contemporary art flourishes here. There are many galleries in the city. Krakow is proud of its talented artists whose works have been exhibited in Poland and abroad, winning prestigious international awards. Those who appreciate art will surely find exclusive, interesting works here.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Daily Life Walk in Krakow Kazimierz

Daily Life Walk in Krakow Kazimierz

Kazimierz is a farmer Jewish district. It was founded in the 14th century by the King Casimir. It might be called the most charming district in the city. The largest street, Szeroka, has many lovely cafés and restaurants, boutiques and shops. Things are really zipping along here. Learn about the residents of Kazimierz and their daily life routine through the following tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Popular Museums Tour in Krakow

Popular Museums Tour in Krakow

Krakow, the second capital of Poland, is the cultural center which is why you will find a lot of museums of all kinds here. Learn about the history of Krakow and Poland at the Historical Museum and learn about the nation’s traditions at the National Museum. There are also unique collections you will not find anywhere else in the world. A great deal of museums are dedicated to ancient, medieval and modern art. Take the following tour to discover Krakow’s most popular museums.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km