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Krakow, a polish beauty!
Krakow, a polish beauty
Krakow is the major tourist spot in Poland. This one-thousand-year-old city is Poland’s former capital, former seat of Polish kings, and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The entire medieval layout of the Krakow Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been preserved.
The city is famous for its Royal Wawel Hill – with the castle and cathedral, both excellent examples of Renaissance architecture. Other key sites are located in the Market Square, the largest medieval square in Europe. It is surrounded by historic townhouses, St. Mary’s church with a masterpiece altar - the tallest wooden altar on the continent, and with the Cloth Hall in the centre. The Cloth Hall is often called the first European shopping centre as centuries ago merchants from the Middle East and even Far East met with the local merchants exchanging their valuable goods. A tourist attraction open for visitors is also the 14th century building of the Jagiellonian University - the 3rd oldest university in Europe.
On your second day, take the train from Krakow to Wieliczka (30 min trip). Discover the Wieliczka salt mine, located less than 500 metres away from the railway station. The Wieliczka salt mine is a true miracle of nature with underground passages, chapels, chambers used for conventions, and even an underground respiratory system rehabilitation centre - all carved out from salt rock.
Getting to and from Krakow
Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Krakow can be found.
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