Krakow is a beautiful and romantic city. However, it also has its averted page. Is marked by the horrors of II. world war and with it linked holocaust. You can find here sights from this terrible period today. The city was made of this black mistress in our history but has been breaking up and attracting tourists to the streets of his historic center to admire the beauty of Krakow.
1. Florian street
When you pass by Florian’s gateway to the city center, find out on the most beautiful street throughout Krakow. Florian Street lines all the stores where you can buy souvenirs or offer some snacks. You will look at the tower of the Iconic Krakow church, which together with the street creates wonderful scenery.
2. Market Square
The heart of Krakow is the main square that is one of Europe’s largest. This Square has played an important role at the time of the Middle Ages. You will also find the most famous marketplace in Krakow – Sukiennice. There was a textile in the past and today tourists can enjoy the medieval atmosphere of the main square.
3. Kazimierz-Jewish Quarter
Krakow is closely linked to II. World War. It is also part of the Jewish district of Kazimierz, where the Nazis exported up to 200,000 Jews. Back home returned only around 1,000. By visiting the Kazimierz district you face back to the past and the minds are considered to be interested in the most outrageous human history period.
Barbican is the medieval building that served as an urban fortification. Located at the gateway to the historic city center. Today, different exhibitions for tourists are held there.
5. Florian gate
The Krakova urban fortification is also a massive Florian Gate. It serves as a gateway to the historic center of the city. This gate is one of the most important Gothic gate of its kind not only in Krakow but also throughout Poland.
6. Wavel castle
The dominant feature of the city is Wawel Castle with its cathedral that served as a seat for Polish sovereigns. It boasts on the shore of the Vistula River and is an inherent stop on Krakow’s roam.
7. Sukiennice- indoor marketplace from the Middle Ages
Once upon the center of international trade, today luxury purchases. Sukiennice is an indoor marketplace in the city lobby, where you can find all the souvenirs or beautiful jewelry. Note that many stores offer jewelry with amber. The reason is plain. In Poland, this unconventional mineral is located a lot, and the momentary opportunity can be seen on this market, or even buy.
8. St. Mary’s Basilica
Absolutely the most famous Church in Krakow is the St. Mary’s Basilica. This monumental church is located on the main square and it’s a place you just need to visit. Church photos are likely to be known to you. You can also make such a photo. Since they are at the square of constantly pigeons present and people them permanently throw some breads that quickly converge, just take pigeons to break down and capture both the cathedral with these creatures. The result will like you.
9. The Ghetto Heroes Square
Another place with a sad history. Square Heroes Geta Meet Metal Chairs according to spaced metal chairs. These chairs symbolically pose furniture that remained after the gouts after the Jews. It is now on this square waited for the Jews for the train that rose them to the concentration camp in Płaszowie.
10. Oscar Schindler factory
There are also good people in every period of history. Otherwise, it wasn’t even during the Holocaust. For those whose name Oscar Schindler is unknown, it was a German factory and a member of the NSDAP Nazi Party. Oscar placed Jews to his factory in Krakow, where he managed to save up to 1200 Jews from some death. For this heroic activity, he was awarded a degree fair among nations. If you find his story interesting, you will definitely want to watch the film from Steven Spielberg Schindler’s list.
11. Artists aisle on Florian street
After you cross Florian Gate at Florian Street, you find yourself in the aisle of artists. Here you can find selling beautiful images and other artwork from street painters. You can buy a city representation there or cadjaké other scenery.
12. Museum of wax figures
As an alley of the artists, the waxy dummy museum can be found at Florian Street. Here you can see wax dummy various known personalities from actresses and actors than Will Smith, Marilyn Monroe, to various politicians, singers or royal families.
13. Krakow Museum of cats
Do you like cats? If you belong to an enthusiastic lover of these adorable creatures, then you should not miss or visit the non-traditional museum. What else In the world would you find a cat museum? However, it should be notified of the fact that in the museum. Unfortunately, you will not find any live cats with whom you could play and or adopt them.
14. Krakow Planty
Krakow Planty is an urban park that delimits Old Town (Stare Miasto) from a new city. In the past, the city castles spread with this park and now serves a simple rest after challenging urban tourism.
15. Salt Mine Wieliczka, Krakow
Salt Mine Wieliczka is one of Poland’s most visited attractions. It goes up to a depth of 327 meters and is extracted from the 13th century until 2007. Almost everything is made of salt crystals. Even chandeliers. Wieliczka is really huge. There is also a chapel, a large hall, or even an underground lake.
Osvienčim Focus is the largest Nazi concentration camp. It is estimated that only 1.1 million people were murdered in Auschwitz. There are also the largest representations between victims, but there are also Roma, gays and other enemies of the Nazi regime. Osvienčim became a symbol of a holocaust during which more than 6 million Jews came. Visit this place is really not for a weaker nature. You can look at the cruel environment and the conditions where they had to enjoy prisoners and how mass cutting has been held. However, history should be known and therefore this stop should not be missing at your visit to Krakow.