Krakow - Magic City
The Old Town, together with Wawel Hill and the Kazimierz district are all on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Medieval urban layout of the Old Town has not changed for centuries.
Every visitor to Krakow should see Europe's largest medieval market square with its Cloth Hall, St Mary's Church with its Gothic pentaptych altarpiece carved from lime wood, Wawel Hill and its royal castle and the Wawel cathedral with its outstanding Renaissance chapel.
The medieval buildings of the Collegium Maius University with its unique collection of astronomical instruments, the Barbican and St Florian's Gate are other gems worth visiting.
The Jewish quarter of Kazimierz features a wealth of Jewish heritage sites, including a 16th century cemetery and seven synagogues of which one is now the Jewish museum. Each summer the Jewish Culture Festival is held there, attracting followers of the Jewish culture from all over the world.
Other cultural events held in Krakow each year attract thousands of visitors.
A Benedictine Abbey dating back to the 11th century stands in the suburban town of Tyniec.