MarvaoGuide
Travel Guide to Eastern Europe
 
Eastern Europe Travel Guide   
MarvaoGuide.com - Travel Guide to Central and Eastern Europe
You are here: Eastern Europe Travel arrow Poland arrow Cracow  
 
Print E-mail

Cracow


Situated on the Vistula River, Cracow is Poland’s richest city in terms of the number of its historic sights and monuments – at the same time it is one of the most beautiful and charming cities of Central Europe.

For more than 500 years, Cracow served as the country’s capital and as the royal residence; with a population approaching 800 thousand, the city today is Poland’s centre for the arts, tourism and culture. The historic centre of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and with its 6000 monuments and forty museums, it won the title of Cultural Capital of Europe in 2000. Several million tourists visit the untouched medieval city-centre every year.

The main Market Square of Cracow, the Rynek Glówny
The main Market Square of Cracow, the Rynek Glówny

Cracow’s most spectacular tourist attractions are the main square of the historic city centre (Rynek) and the monuments to be found there; the Mary (Mariacki) Church; the “Cloth Hall” (Sukiennice); and the tower of the town-hall, which rises above the main square.

The Renaissance style Royal Castle (Wawel), sited on a hill next to the Vistula River, is considered to be one of Europe’s most attractive royal residences. The protective walls of the city, with their bastions and gates, can still be admired today in their original Middle-Age splendour.

The Kazimierz district, in the eastern part of the city, has great historic and cultural importance, as it was formerly the Jewish Quarter; the Jewish Cultural Festival is held here every year in June and July.

Wawel, Cracow
Wawel, Cracow

The system of cellars located under the historic city centre serve today as café’s, bars, restaurants and display-rooms, endowing Cracow with its own special atmosphere.


Accommodation in Cracow

Hotels, hostels, pensions in Cracow

Book your accommodation here

ImageAAE Cracow Mosquito Hostel Cracow, Poland

ImageAAE Krakow City Centre Cracow, Poland

ImageAbella Guest Rooms Cracow, Poland

ImageAffinity Flats Cracow, Poland

ImageAntique Apartments Cracow, Poland

ImageAny Time Hostel & Pension Cracow, Poland

ImageApart Galicja Cracow, Poland

ImageApart Hostel Cracow, Poland

More Hostels and Hotels in Cracow  


Cracow photos

Click any image to start slideshow.

 

 
Advertisement
 

Menu
Eastern Europe Travel
Albania
Austria
Belarus
Bosnia
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Estonia
Hungary
Latvia
Lithuania
Macedonia
Moldova
Montenegro
Poland
Romania
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Turkey
Ukraine
Backpacking
World travel
Eastern Europe car hire
TOP 25 Eastern Europe
Vienna
Prague
Budapest
Sofia
Ljubljana
Riga
Dubrovnik
Warsaw
Bratislava
Bran Castle
Kotor
Berat
Cesky Krumlov
Bardejov
Belgrade
Budva
Sarajevo
Košice
Tirana
Salzburg
Veliko Tarnovo
Tallinn
Vilnius
Cracow
Zagreb
 
Featured articles
Backpacking in Eastern Europe
More Brits heading overseas this summer
Turkey makes for an ideal sun holiday
The most diversely exciting nightlife: Budapest
Increasing Popularity with Holidays to Turkey
Eastern Europe tours
Eastern Europe Top Destinations
Caribbean Cruise Vacations
Rincon of the Seas Grand Caribbean Hotel
Brickell Bay Beach Resort
Turks and Caicos Top Resorts
Vacation Packages: Are You Really Getting a Good Deal?
Prague: is it still our favourite city getaway
Some of the most impressive hotels in Europe
Privacy and Disclaimer
Privacy Policy
Disclaimer
 

Copyright ©2008 MarvaoGuide.com All rights reserved. Contact: info@marvaoguide.com
MarvaoGuide – Your travel guide to Central and Eastern Europe. Eastern Europe Travel