Attractions

Top Choice Church in Kraków

Basilica of St Francis

Duck into the dark basilica on a sunny day to admire the artistry of Stanisław Wyspiański, who designed the fantastic Art Nouveau stained-glass windows. The multicoloured deity in the chancel above the organ loft is…
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Pharmacy Under the Eagle

On the south side of Plac Bohaterów Getta is this museum in a former pharmacy, which was run by the non-Jew Tadeusz Pankiewicz during the Nazi occupation. The interior has been restored to its wartime appearance and…
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Schindler’s Factory

This impressive interactive museum covers the Nazi occupation of Kraków in WWII. It’s housed in the former enamel factory of Oskar Schindler, the Nazi industrialist who famously saved the lives of members of his Jew…
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Galicia Jewish Museum

This museum both commemorates Jewish victims of the Holocaust and celebrates the Jewish culture and history of the former Austro-Hungarian region of Galicia. It features an impressive photographic exhibition depicti…
Top Choice Monument in Kraków

Kościuszko Mound

The mound, dedicated to Polish (and American) military hero Tadeusz Kościuszko, was erected between 1820 and 1823, soon after the great man’s death. The mound stands 34m high, and soil from the Polish and American b…
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Rynek Underground

This fascinating attraction beneath the market square consists of an underground route through medieval market stalls and other long-forgotten chambers. The ‘Middle Ages meets 21st century’ experience is enhanced by…
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Wieliczka Salt Mine

Some 14km southeast of Kraków, Wieliczka (vyeh-leech-kah) is famous for its deep salt mine. It’s an eerie world of pits and chambers, and everything within its depths has been carved by hand from salt blocks. The mi…
Top Choice Historic Building in Kraków

Collegium Maius

The Collegium Maius, built as part of the Kraków Academy (now the Jagiellonian University), is the oldest surviving university building in Poland, and one of the best examples of 15th-century Gothic architecture in …
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Museum of Pharmacy

The name of this museum doesn’t sound that exciting, but the Jagiellonian University Medical School’s Museum of Pharmacy is one of the largest museums of its kind in Europe and arguably the best. Accommodated in a b…
Top Choice Museum in Kraków

Lady with an Ermine

Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, The Lady with an Ermine, is on display here at Wawel Castle for the foreseeable future as the painting's permanent home, the Czartoryski Museum, is undergoing a multiyear renovation.…