Kraków attractions

Top Choice Museum in Kraków

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Some 14km southeast of Kraków, the Wieliczka (vyeh-leech-kah) salt mine has been welcoming tourists since 1722 and today is one of Poland's most popular attractions. It's a subterranean labyrinth of tunnels and cham…
Top Choice Castle in Wawel Hill & Around

Wawel Royal Castle

As the political and cultural heart of Poland through the 16th century, Wawel Royal Castle is a potent symbol of national identity. It's now a museum containing five separate sections: Crown Treasury and Armoury, St…
Top Choice Museum in Podgórze

Schindler's Factory

Despite the name, this museum covers more than the story of Oskar Schindler, the Nazi German industrialist who famously saved the lives of members of his Jewish labour force during the Holocaust. It also expands to …
Top Choice Church in Wawel Hill & Around

Wawel Cathedral

Wawel Cathedral has witnessed many coronations, funerals and burials of Poland’s monarchs and nobles. The present cathedral is basically a Gothic, but chapels in different styles were built around it later. The show…
Top Choice Church in Old Town

St Mary's Basilica

This striking brick church, best known simply as St Mary’s, is dominated by two towers of different heights. The first church here was built in the 1220s and following its destruction during a Tatar raid, constructi…
Top Choice Museum in Old Town

Collegium Maius

The Collegium Maius, part of Jagiellonian University, is the oldest surviving university building in Poland, and one of the finest examples of 15th-century Gothic architecture in the city. It's best known for its st…
Top Choice Museum in Old Town

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 Church in Wawel Hill & Around

Church of SS Peter & Paul

The Jesuits erected this church, the first baroque building in Kraków, after they had been brought to the city in 1583 to do battle with supporters of the Reformation. Designed on the Latin cross layout and topped w…
Top Choice Museum in Kraków

Museum of the People's Republic of Poland

This museum and exhibition space, located in the socialist-realist Światowid cinema, focuses on the communist history of Nowa Huta and of Poland in general. Rotating photographic exhibitions highlight various aspect…
Top Choice Monument in Kraków

Kościuszko Mound

This mound, dedicated to Polish (and American) military hero Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746–1817), was erected between 1820 and 1823. It stands 34m high and includes soil from both the Polish and American battlefields whe…