Friday, 22 February 2013


Krakow’s Old Town, along with Wawel Castle and the city’s Kazimierz district were placed on the first World Heritage UNESCO List.
Krakow is a very charming city, all the major monuments (there are plenty of them!) within the walking distance. The city was the old capital of Poland, and the Castle "Wawel" is on the limestone hill looking down the river Wisla.

Among the most impressive monuments are "Barbakan", "Sukiennice", and the "Collegium Maius" of Jagiellonian University.

The Bazylika Mariacka (Saint Mary’s Basilica) is undoubtedly one of Krakow’s most famous and most spectacular landmarks.The real jewel of the basilica is its high-altar, which took the master craftsman Wit Stwosz (Veit Stoss) 12 years to complete. It is 13 meters high and 11 meters wide and is the largest medieval wooden altar in Europe.


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