An August 1998 trip
to Krakow by unorthodox traveler
Quote: Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland and
its medieval architecture is basically intact-I immediately sensed being back hundreds of years without the intrusion of the modern world.
Krakow was my favorite city during my travels in 1998.
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Dom Turysty PTTK
Ul Westerplatte 15/16
Restaurant | "Salad Bar Chimera"
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Ulica Św. Anny 3
Krakow, Poland 31-008
+48 12 423 2178
Attraction | "Wawel Castle and Cathedral"
Wawel Cathedral, built in 1364, was for four centuries the coronation and burial place of Polish royalty. 100 kings and queens are interred in the various crypts.
There are many beautiful alterpieces inside this cathedral. The Sigismund Chapel (1539) is considered to be the finest Renaissance construction in Poland.
We also climbed up to the bell tower, housing Poland's largest bell. (11 tons)
The 16th century WAWEL CASTLE is another must see. This castle is famous for its 16th century FLEMISH tapestry collection. we were also impressed with the 17th century Piast coronation sword, called the Szezerbiec.
Wawel Hill, Castle and Cathedral
Kraków, Poland 31-001
(+48 12) 422 51 55
Attraction | "KAZIMIERZ"
Kazimierz (Jewish Quarter)
Attraction | "Salt Mine"
Bochnia Salt Mine