Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Kraków

Wawel Royal Castle

As the political and cultural heart of Poland through the 16th century, Wawel Castle is a potent symbol of national identity. It's now a museum containing five separate sections: Crown Treasury & Armoury; State …
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 …
Historic Building in Kraków

Cloth Hall

Dominating the middle of Rynek Główny, this building was once the centre of Kraków’s medieval clothing trade. Created in the early 14th century when a roof was put over two rows of stalls, it was extended into a 108…
Historic Site in Kraków

City Defence Walls

This small museum includes entry to both the Florian Gate (Brama Floriańska) and Barbican (Barbakan), among the few surviving remnants of the city's medieval defence walls. The Florian Gate was once the city's main …
Historic Site in Kraków

Płaszów Labour Camp

The former Płaszów forced-labour and concentration camp was built by occupying Germans during WWII to facilitate liquidation of the nearby Podgórze Jewish ghetto. At its height in 1943–44, the camp held some 25,000 …
Ruins in Kraków

Liban Quarry

This former limestone quarry was used by the occupying Germans during WWII as a labour camp. It was later employed extensively in the film Schindler's List as a stand-in for the Płaszów concentration camp. These day…
Fort in Kraków

Florian Gate

This attractive stone gateway is the only one of the city’s original eight gates that was not dismantled during the 19th-century modernisation. It was built around 1300, although the top is a later addition. The adj…
Fort in Kraków

Barbican

The most intriguing remnant of the medieval fortifications, the Barbican is a powerful, circular brick bastion adorned with seven turrets. There are 130 loopholes in its 3m-thick walls. This curious piece of defensi…