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The city’s attractions

Kraków is one of the most popular cities entered into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The most famous icons of the city attract tourists from all over the world.

Main attractions of the city include:

               


St. Mary's Basilica is located in the north-east corner of the Main Market Square at 5 Mariacki Square in Kraków. 

It is one of the most commonly recognized monuments in Poland. The Basilica is also among the largest and most important churches in Kraków. It was built at the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries. The Basilica is a fine example of Gothic architecture.



The Royal Castle is situated on the Wawel Hill in Kraków. It used to be the residence of the kings of Poland. Nowadays the Hill is under administration of the National Art Collection and the Management of the Metropolitan Basilica.

The Royal Castle houses as many as 71 exhibition halls with numerous, perfectly preserved historical items and famous works of art.





Rynek Underground permanent exhibition was opened on 24th September 2010. It is a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków and it is located below the Market Square.

One of the major aims of the exhibition is showing close connections between medieval Kraków and other European centres. The exhibition makes use of holograms to present reconstructions of medieval buildings. It is a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the atmosphere of Kraków as it used to be centuries ago.

 



The Stanisław Lem Garden of Experiences is the first education park in Poland established in 2007 in Kraków. It is located in the south-east part of the Polish Aviators' Park. 

There are nearly 60 educational devices arranged all over the park. This outdoor exhibition includes structures and models that enable its visitors to experience many areas of science, such as physics, optics, acoustics or mechanics.




The above pictures have been downloaded from Wikipedia
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