As one of the oldest cities in Poland, Cracow offers a unique perspective to visitors. Founded in the 7th century, it has grown into a modern cityscape that showcases numerous architectural styles, national achievements, and the will to endure.
Cracow may be one of the few Polish cities that does not have a Ratsuz town hall in its Main Square, but the historic center has been designated as a world heritage site. The Renaissance Cloth Hall in Main Market Square more than makes up for what some may perceive the city lacks as well.
There are 40+ gardens and parks that are sprinkled throughout Cracow, though there is a heavy concentration of them in the city center. Planty Park is one of the most popular and one of the oldest the city offers. Established in the early 19th century, it is a chain of small gardens, fountains, and monuments that offers a walkway of more than 4 kilometers.
Five nature reserves compliment the green zones to let everyone find some peace, even when the city is offering a hectic day.
Numerous historical sites can be visited during a stay in Cracow. This includes Wawel Castle, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, Ojcow National Park, and Auschwitz. A short daytrip from the city can bring you into the Tatra Mountains as well.
Cracow is a friendly city that lets you explore history while enjoying modern amenities. Find your way into this community and you will find that it will never let go of your heart.