Nowa Huta (literally The New Steel Mill), Cracows youngest district, was built in 1950s as a separate, purely socialist town. Its initial character was purely industrial. It was developed next to the Lenin Steelworks, and was to serve as a housing area for steelworks employees.
If you are planning to visit Nowa Huta the best plan for sightseeing is to follow the below-mentioned order:
- The Administrative Centre, a splendid example of socrealist architecture
- The legendary Wanda's Mound
- Solidarity Avenue, where turbulent anti-socialist demonstrations took place
- The Ronald Reagan Central SquareNowa Huta Cross, commemorating the riots caused by construction of a church
- Arka Pana (the Ark of the Lord) – the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary Queen of Poland