By virtue of its peculiar architecture and enthralling history, still present in all corners of the city, Kraków is one of the most stunning and surprising metropolises in Europe. Discover all there is to know about Kraków with this travel guide.
Krakow (also written Cracow) is the former capital of Poland and still one of the country’s most important cities. It is also considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe thanks to the excellent preservation of its buildings and its rich artistic cultural heritage.
Krakow’s Old Town, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is packed with exquisite Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance-style edifices.
Over two million tourists visit Krakow every year, not only because of the kindness of its inhabitants and the allure of the city, but also because it is very close to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.
Where to start
If you’re planning to visit Krakow and don’t know much about the city, the best way to delve into your destination, is to read about its past. Then learn about the practical information to visit Krakow. Next, we suggest checking out its top attractions and most-visited museums.
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Why read our Krakow travel guide?
Written by eager travelers for equally enthusiastic adventurers, Introducingkrakow.com offers up to date information about the top tourist attractions, climate and the best ways to get to the city. We have included our points of view and experiences, to make the most of your trip.
The information provided in this guide has been updated in May 2018. If you find a mistake or would like to make a suggestion, please do not hesitate to contact us.