Krakow Historic Sites

Historic Sites in Krakow, Poland

Krakow Historic Sites

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  • sylvia
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK139 contributions
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    have walked round each time I've been but this was first time i have been inside the castle. we did the state rooms and the treasury the royal gardens and dragons den. i must admit there wasn't as much as i expected in the state rooms, but the guide did state a lot was destroyed or lost during ww2 , so its mainly odd bits of furniture and lots of tapestry's. The garden was very disappointing, but it was at least free with the other tickets . wasn't too bothered about the dragons den cave, but sure the kids loved it.
    Written June 9, 2024
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  • GOLFF
    Exeter51 contributions
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    This follows on from my earlier review about Oskar’s Factory and reading some other reviews to see how mine compared!
    One said their guide had said they don’t show the movie about Oskar…they DO! and don’t miss it, it’s on a repeating loop of around 25 minutes. Sit and watch it completely, very factual about the man himself.
    Monday the entrance is free but get there early and be prepared to wait. We got there at 9.15 for 10am opening, got in 10.15.
    No need for a guide as every exhibit has written script in three languages, but be well prepared for a three hour visit as there is a lot to see and read.
    A must visit!
    Written June 5, 2024
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania16,762 contributions
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    Inside Wawel castle - in the courtyard the visitor can find the Wawel Cathedral.
    A beautiful building that was built originally in the 11th century and got expended over the centuries into what can be seen today.
    The exterior and also the interior of the cathedral is showing a combination of architectural styles - ranging from gothic elements through baroque and neoclassical ... so for those of you who are into architecture for sure it will be very interesting.
    Also what is interesting to visit is the crypt of the cathedral , inside the crypt it is allowed to take photos, inside the church itself, taking photos is forbidden ( and I mean really, no fee or anything, simply you are not allowed to take photos, so keep that in mind).
    However you can climb the high tower of the church and take pictures of the bells there and once you reach the top level , there is a beautiful view from above.
    The crypt is the final resting place of Polish Kings , poets , generals and there is also a memorial for those murdered in the Katyn massacre in 1939 (22000 polish officers, politicians and officials were killed by the invading Soviet army).
    Overall a very interesting place - loaded with history - definitely worth paying the entry ticket - the only "annoying" thing is the "no pictures" policy. Still definitely worthy of a visit.
    Written June 3, 2024
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  • Iain A
    Kirkcaldy, UK634 contributions
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    The centre of Krakow’s Old Square and packed with market stalls inside the building, restaurants and bars on the outside, a museum and public toilets (small charge), this lovely old building is somewhere that a couple of hours or more can be easily spent. Very clean and well maintained and well worth a visit.
    Written May 16, 2024
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  • sylvia
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK139 contributions
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    so beautiful inside and the sound just amazing, and outside is so different to others in the area, my favourite in Krakow
    Written June 9, 2024
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  • Pub Monster Neil
    Liverpool, UK31,937 contributions
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    One of the most beautiful streets in Krakow is Ulica Florianska, starting from Rynek Glowny ( Main Market Square) it runs down as far as the stunning St Florians Gate ,street is lined with amazing architecture, visually its a joy to walk down,along the street are all manner of pubs, bars, cafe's and restaurants plus some souvenir shops and it's popular both day or night ,if you're planning a holiday to Krakow it's a street that's most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the Old Town of Krakow.
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • Stig B
    Sollentuna, Sweden6 contributions
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    A warm thank you for an exceptionally fact-packed and committed guiding at Auschwitz - Birkenau. We and our grandchildren had an unforgettable experience.
    Written October 4, 2023
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  • Shane B
    Naantali, Finland52 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very impressive site and quick to visit. Probably a more significant site than the time most would spend there. Certainly a must though.
    Written May 28, 2023
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  • i_am_plankton
    South Wales92 contributions
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    Took a tram and walked up Abrahama street to the Grey House and then walked around the site of the former camp. Lots of paths and ways to walk, we felt there could have been more to read and more actual paths to some of the information boards as it felt a bit unfinished. However, highly recommend visiting to get a sense of the scale and using the map overlay from the Plaszow website when walking around to fully understand what was where.
    Written March 3, 2024
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  • Pub Monster Neil
    Liverpool, UK31,937 contributions
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    One of the most beautiful and historic churches in Krakow in my opinion is Church On The Rock ( Kosciol Na Skalce ), its also known as Church Of St Michael The Archangel And Martyr Of The Pauline Monastery.
    Located on the banks of the River Vistula, in fact originally this beautiful church was on an island until the river section was filled in during the 19th century, the church was constructed in 1079 but the beautiful Baroque look we see today was created between 1733-1751 ,the church is famous or infamous as on the spot were the church stands the Archbishop Of Krakow Stanislaus Of Szczeponow was slain on the orders of King Boleslaw III The Bold ensuring Stanislaus was created a saint and the king was exiled .
    The church is on the famous St Stanislaus Route, a beautiful location that makes for some great photographic opportunities and it's easy to locate along Ul Skaleczna in the Kazimierz district ( Jewish Quarter ).
    Well worth seeking out if you're planning a holiday to Krakow.
    Written February 27, 2024
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  • Pub Monster Neil
    Liverpool, UK31,937 contributions
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    The Jagiellonian University is one of the oldest and most respected universities in the world, its a series of faculty buildings spread throughout the city ,walking down Ulica Grodzka you pass Collegium Luridicum ,this is a complex of 15th century buildings that form the Faculty Of Law ,these Gothic buildings look superb ,this one along Ulica Grodzka is more sedate in look but still beautiful to view,most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the Old Town of Krakow and easy to locate along Ulica Grodzka.
    Written February 24, 2024
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  • Ernie H
    Cardiff, UK2,191 contributions
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    Located in Wawel and is Krakow's memorial to the victims. You'll find memorials in many Polish Cities. The photo attached is independence day.
    Written November 13, 2018
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  • Donna S
    Florence, WI1,600 contributions
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    I discovered this little museum when tickets for the Rynek Underground were sold out, but am glad I did. It proved to be interesting in its own right, and basically featured the development of Krakow as an urban center from 1257 to the early 20th c. There are a number of interesting scale models of the city over time, a weapons and shield collection, lots of historic photographs, medals, coins, portraits of local intelligentsia, some tools, and scientific stuff - even a hot air balloon! The building itself is interesting, dating from the 1600's, and featuring many architectural and ornamental details, and a courtyard with a collonaded loggia. It has served many purposes, including a private residential palace, a bishop's residence, revolutionary committee headquarters in 1848, and the recruitment office for the Polish Legion in 1914. Admission was free the day I visited.
    Written February 18, 2018
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  • Pub Monster Neil
    Liverpool, UK31,937 contributions
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    Located on the beautiful Ulica Szeroka, the most beautiful street in the Jewish Quarter ( Kazimierz ) is House Of Landau,one of the most historic buildings along this street.
    A fantastic looking former town house constructed in the 19th century, the facade is superb, now home to a great Isreali restaurant, its a building that adds to the joy of walking along Ulica Szeroka.
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • janet y
    5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    First, I paid extra to have an “English Tour” and it was a complete waste of money!!! The place was packed with groups and our tour guide buzzed around them where our group couldn’t fit and then she would start talking about an exhibit. Half of our group couldn’t see what she was talking about, nor could they hear her. It was overwhelming and chaotic and our guide could not have cared less. My husband and I separated from our tour and went through by ourselves. Much better! There is very little about Schindler or the factory. The information in the museum was interesting, but if you have some WW2 knowledge you already know it. We wanted to learn more about Schindler!!! This could be so much better!
    Written May 16, 2024
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