UNESCO World Heritage Site: Historic Center of Krakow

Historic Center of Krakow

Krakow used to be the capital of Poland, before it was moved to Warsaw.  When the Germans invaded during World War II, many citizens (especially the Jewish population) were sent to concentration camps and/or murdered.  The Germans also pillaged and destroyed many relics and monuments, but overall the city Krakow was spared the physical devastation most of the rest of Poland (and Europe) saw.  Therefore, you can visit Krakow today and see original, historic buildings still intact.

I spent three days in Krakow at the beginning of my trip in Poland. I fell in love with the Old Town Square and spent as much time there as I could.  I loved the ambiance and the beauty of the buildings.  Below are some photos I took of the Historic Center:

Historic Center of Krakow

Historic Center of Krakow

Historic Center of Krakow

Historic Center of Krakow

Historic Center of Krakow Looking down a road at Mariacki Church

Historic Center of Krakow
Looking down a road at Mariacki Church

Historic Center of Krakow With my mom in the middle of the square

Historic Center of Krakow
With my mom in the middle of the square

Historic Center of Krakow Sun setting on Mariacki Church

Historic Center of Krakow
Sun setting on Mariacki Church

Historic Center of Krakow Cloth Hall

Historic Center of Krakow
Cloth Hall

Historic Center of Krakow

Historic Center of Krakow

Historic Center of Krakow Cloth Hall at night

Historic Center of Krakow
Cloth Hall at night

Have you been to the Historic Center in Krakow?  What were your impressions?

8 thoughts on “UNESCO World Heritage Site: Historic Center of Krakow

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  2. Yes! Krakow is an amazing City and the first place I’d tell people to visit when in poland. Stunning main market square. Largest in Europe I have read. The horse and cart to the castle was beautiful. The restuarant and bars are quality and the people are very nice. I’m going back this year!

    • I’m jealous you’re going this year! It is definitely a place I intend to visit again when I get the chance. I was there the very end of August and the weather was perfect! That’s interesting it’s the largest market square in Europe. I didn’t know that!

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