Cracow - practical information
Before coming to Cracow, find out all a visitor to this great city needs to know, especially a non-European tourist.
Cities in Poland: Cracow [PICTURES]
Cracow is the most popular Polish city among foreign tourists. The towers of St Mary's Basilica, Cloth Hall and Wawel Hill are symbols of Poland indeed. It was the capital of the country in the past and the Royal Castle on Wawel Hill is the best...
Castles and palaces in Poland [PICTURES]
Legends about powerful kings and beautiful long-haired queens have a lot of fans. Medieval history lovers should definitely visit ?The trail of the Eagles' Nests? in the Cracow-Częstochowa Upland (south Poland). The 160 km trail was named after 25...
Polish UNESCO: Salt Mine in Wieliczka [PICTURES]
The Wieliczka Salt Mine (10 km from Cracow) was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. A bit earlier it officially became a Polish historic monument. ?Wieliczka? is very popular among tourists. People come here to tour the underground...
Kazimierz Dolny, located on the right bank of the Vistula river, is a town of a population over 3 000. It's one of the most picturesque points in the eastern Poland. If you like folk culture events, festivals, historic buildings, castle ruins and...
Wooden churches in Poland [PICTURES]
Both Norwegian churches ?stavkirke? and wooden churhces of the south Poland are the oldest complex of temples in Europe. Some of the churches situated in Małopolska and Podkarpacie regions were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2003. Sacral...
Tatra Mountains are the most popular range of Polish Carpathians. Tatras occupy a part of Poland and Slovakia. The highest peak in Poland is Rysy (2500 m). The High Tatras are more dangerous than the West Tatras which are lower. The heart of the...
Pieniny mountain range is a part of the Carpathians. Its limestone peaks, which were thrust up millions of years ago, are lower than Tatras, but equally lofty and majestic, their vertical walls rising above steep, wooded slopes and the spectacular...
Polish UNESCO: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska [PICTURES]
The Passion-Marian sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is the only Calvary in the world to have been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Every Easter the sanctuary and the nearby hills are a scene to amazing Passion spectacles.
Polish UNESCO: Wieliczka
The area around Kraków abounds with top-class tourist sights, as many as three of them inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. These are the old salt mine in Wieliczka, the Marian sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and the Auschwitz-Birkenau...
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National Parks in Poland: Pieniny [GUIDE]
This small range is subdivided into Pieniny Spiskie, proper Pieniny and Małe Pieniny. Cutting through its scenic limestone rocks, the unruly Dunajec makes a dramatic, deep gorge. To protect this beauty, Pieniny National Park was established in 193...
The best in Poland: Tatras [TRIPS]
The highest range in the whole Carpathians, Tatras (Tatry) are Poland's only alpine-type mountains. They are divided into the High and West Tatras, which hold somewhat different attractions: a profusion of glacier-created lakes or the longest and...
The best in Poland: Kazimierz Dolny
Located on the Vistula, halfway between Kraków and Gdańsk (50 km west of Lublin), Kazimierz Dolny is an atmospheric town, medieval in design and boasting some of the most splendid Renaissance architecture in Poland.
Polish UNESCO: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a small village near Cracow, is famous for The Passion-Marian Sancturay. In 1999 the sacral complex was inscribed to UNESCO Hertitage List as the only one calvary in the world.