It is the Cultural Capital of Poland, its historical centre is the oldest of the Old Continent and the Baroque and Renaissance styles make this city planted on the banks of the Vistula River one of the most imposing in Eastern Europe. A unique city, with an increasingly younger atmosphere, that reinvents itself every day!
Begin your visit in the Market Square - considered the largest medieval square in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site - and visit the Basilica of St. Mary, where every day a man takes four turns to one of the towers in order to remember the first trumpeter to see the Tartars as they prepared to attack Krakow in the 18th century. Then visit Wawel Castle, where since 2012 you can see one of the best known works by Leonardo Da Vinci - Lady with an Ermine. This is a city where every corner has a University and many of them were frequented by great names such as Nicolaus Copernicus and Karol Wojtyła. The Fabric Market and the Salt Mines are also places to visit!
If you are history lover, this is the perfect destination for you. Begin with the Dragon's Den, where, legend says, once lived a huge winged creature that tormented the local people. Visit the Schindler Factory (now a museum), Ghetto Heroes Square, where 70 chairs were set up to honour the 15,000 Jews who were burned in this place and the Jewish Quarter, now one of the most trendy places in the city, where the street art reigns. Lastly, take a detour and visit the Concentration Camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau where all the terrors perpetuated here serve as a lesson for one of the darkest periods in history not to be repeated. But since this city does not live only on its history and culture, visit Tytano (an old factory converted into bars, cafes and restaurants) and regain strength with the huge offer of food trucks and the typical Polish vodka!