Attractions nearby full of impressions
Beside the Old Town, the Kazimierz District is the most significant center of cultural life in Krakow, where Christian and Jewish traditions intertwine, and modern cafés and night clubs are located right next to traditional Jewish restaurants or antique synagogues.
The Cloth Hall
The Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) in the center of the Main Market Square is one of the most recognizable historic buildings in Krakow. Just like it was in the past, the Cloth Hall is still used mainly for commercial purposes, yet today it is mostly visited by tourists, not merchants.
Saint Mary’s Basilica
Saint Mary’s Basilica is the most significant church in Krakow except the Wawel Cathedral. The church had been under the care of wealthy townsmen families for centuries, and today it is one of the most exceptional examples of sacral architecture in Poland.
Collegium Maius (the Great College) is the oldest building of the Jagiellonian University. Nowadays, it houses a museum with exceptional exhibits depicting the history of the Krakow school.
The Wawel Cathedral is not only the most renowned royal necropolis in Poland but also a real National Pantheon. It is the burial site for kings, bishops of Krakow, and some of the most distinguished Poles.
The Krakow Barbican is one of the greatest examples of medieval military architecture in Europe. Until the beginning of the 19th century, when new siege techniques were developed, the Barbican was almost impossible to conquer.