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