Krakow is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is one of the most beautiful destinations in Poland. Krakow was the capital of Poland around 400 years ago. Even though, the capital of Poland is Warsaw now, Krakow is the cultural and intellectual center of Poland even now. It has a distinct structural design that isn’t easy to describe. Thus, to know how actually looks, you must see it yourself.
Below are some of the popular Krakow Tourist Attractions that you must not miss. You can take a Krakow City Pass to explore these destinations.
The Krakow Gate: This was built in 14th century and is a Gothic tower in Krakow. The Gate measures approximately 33.5 meters in height. It will take 30 to 45 minute to explore this gate along with the Barbakan. The Krakow Gate is connected to the three Gothic towers i.e. The Joiners, The Carpenters’ and The Haberdashers) that are founded and held by several factions of merchants. This Florian Gate was one of eight towers that helped form the defenses of the Krakow city. The Krakow gate is the main defense in the North part of the city.
Collegium Maius : People who are interested in structural design will love this place. No matter what, do not miss out this place on your trip to Krakow. This structure of Jagiellonian University was build back in the 16th century. Later, it was rebuilt as a late-Gothic construction that surrounds has a large courtyard that surrounds the arcades. Downstairs was the training center and upstairs were for the professors to work and live.
The Main Market Square: It is a classic place for initiating a tour when you decide to explore Local Tourism of Krakow. This is the most crowded place during the peak season. It is the largest medieval city square in Europe. Cloth hall or “Sukiennice” in the middle of the market square has a distinctive fashion and Renaissance structural design. Around the market square are old townhouses that have numerous taverns, restaurants and shops.
Wawel Castle: The abode of Kings is a another popular destination. The architecture is spectacular and museum is a great place to spend time. Fortress is close to Main square, so this desitation can be visited on foot from the main square.
St. Mary’s Basilica: This ravishing cathedral is in the middle of Main Market square. It was constructed in the 14th century in the gothic fashion with famous wooden altarpiece that was carved by Veit Stoss. Every hour a trumpet signal known as "Heynal Mariacki" is played from the tower. The sound ends in the middle in the memory of the popular 13th century trumpeter who was hurt in the throat while playing the distress signal before the Mongol assault. It is a one of a kind experience to sit in the middle of the market square and listen to the sound of Heynal.
Krakow Barbican: It is a fortified station that was once connect to the town bulwark. It is a historical entrance that leads to the Old town of Krakow. It is one among the various lasting ruins of the multipart network of fortifications and defensive barriers that encircled the noble city. It is now a part of the Historical Museum of Krakow.
These are a few things to do among Top Things To Do In Krakow. So don’t miss out these destinations when you visit Krakow.