Although in our country there are still few who consider Krakow as an option to spend a vacation or a getaway, the truth is that the Polish capital is becoming one of the European destinations preferred by tourists. In fact, it has been chosen as one of the best cities in the world in the list that it produces every year TripAdivsor.
Beyond being a city full of history, art and architecture, Krakow It is also a modern city that offers everything a tourist can look for. To convince you that it can be a perfect destination, today at Hard Hobbit To Break we are going to tell you what you can do in the capital of Poland. In addition, the information that we are going to offer can be very useful if you plan to travel to the city soon. Are you going to miss it?
One of the first places you should visit as soon as you land in Krakow will be the Main Market Square, which is especially surprising for its dimensions. And it is that each of its sides measures approximately 200 meters. Logically, it is considered the largest medieval square in the entire continent. Built in 1257, the square has been witness of numerous events and is surrounded by palaces and bourgeois houses of medieval origin. Of the square, the Lonja de Cloths, the Basilica of Santa María, the Tower of the Old Town Hall and the Church of San Adalberto stand out.
The rest of the old town
The Market Square is located in the center of the historic center of the city, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978. Other places that you should not miss in this area of the city is the Barbican, which is the only thing that it is preserved from the old wall; the Florianska Gate, the only one of the eight gates that protected the city that still stands; the street Florianska, full of hotels, restaurants and shops; and the Wawel Castle. It is also recommended to visit Kanonoczna Street and Grozka Street, where you will find a lot of buildings from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Another interesting place that you must visit is the Dragon Cave, a grotto where, according to legend, the evil dragon Wawel lived, who did not stop eating the citizens until a shoemaker had the idea of filling the skin of a lamb with sulfur. It is only possible to visit this cave during the summer. At the exit, a large stature of the dragon waits, surprisingly, every 5 minutes it fires through the mouth.
Of course, we also have to tell you about Planty Park, a huge green space that has the shape of a ring, since it surrounds the old town. It is a place quiet It has 21 hectares and 8 kilometers in length.
On the outskirts
Although it is located a bit far from Krakow, specifically 43 kilometers away, if you are in the capital you should not miss the opportunity to visit the concentration camp of Auschwitz, considered the largest center of extermination of the Nazis. Although you can travel here on your own, you should know that excursions with guides are organized. What we recommend is that you hire the complete tour. Of course, we also recommend the excursion to the Wieliczka Salt Mines, which were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978. They are located just 10 kilometers from the capital and getting there is super easy with public transport.
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