Krakow is the second largest Polish city in terms of population after Warsaw, so the situation is exactly the same. This metropolis of Lesser Poland Voivodeship is permanently inhabited by about 781 thousand inhabitants. Mainly thanks to the Old Town, which is inscribed on the World Heritage List, it is a very attractive tourist destination.
In Krakow there are a lot of important sights to see, which can not be seen in any case a single day. So if you come only “for a turn”, you have to choose only what you really want to see.
Wawel Cathedral – is one of the places that you should not miss in any way. You can visit this interesting archdiocesan church right on the Wawel Hill. Many Polish kings are buried on the site and their coronations also took place here.
Royal Castle on the Wawel – a fortified building from the 11th century that you can’t miss. For a long time the castle served as the residence of Polish presidents, today it serves as a museum.
Barbakan – a beautiful Gothic gate, which is one of the few preserved from the original fortifications.
Ulica Floriańska – you will be captivated if you go to wawel where it leads. It is a pedestrian zone and you can see mainly patrician houses.
Ulica Grodzka – this street is also part of the so-called Royal Route.
Collegium Maius – the oldest university building in poland. The beautiful Gothic building is part of the Jagiellonian University.
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary – this symbol of the city and the main square hides the most valuable inside. This is a 13 meter high, very richly carved altar, which is truly beautiful.
Sukiennice – a two-storey building of the historic market hall, which can be found right in the middle of Krakow’s main square. On the first floor you can visit an interesting exhibition of paintings by Polish painters, on the ground floor you can visit classic shops.
Within Poland, Krakow is a very important center of university education and is a very attractive place for students.
Jagiellonian University – is the second oldest in Central Europe after our Charles University. It has a total of 15 faculties and plays an important role in Polish history.
Technical University of Krakow – the focus of this university founded only in 1946 is quite obvious by the name. It has seven faculties, namely the Faculty of Architecture, the Faculty of Chemistry, the Faculty of Electronics and Informatics, the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Informatics, the Faculty of Environmental Technology, the Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Faculty of Mechanics.
University of Economics in Krakow – up to 21000 students study at four faculties.Faculty of Economics and International Relations, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Finance and Faculty of Commodity Sciences.
and other academies and colleges.
Parts of Krakow
Like other major cities, Krakow is divided into smaller administrative parts. So there are 18 city districts, and these are:
Stare Miasto, Grzegórzki, Prądnik Czerwony, Prądnik Biały, Krowodrza, Bronowice, Zwierzyniec, Dębniki, Łagiewniki-Borek Fałęcki, Swoszowice, Podgórze Duchackie, Bieżanów-Prokocim, Podgórze, Czyżyny, Mistrzejowice, Bieńczyce, Wzgórza Krzesławickie, Nowa Huta.
Public transport Krakow
As in other large cities, urban public transport is an important element of infrastructure. The basis is a network of 27 tram lines, which are supplemented by other means.
Transport to Krakow
Of course, Krakow also has its own international airport.It lies about 10 kilometers from the city.