Cracow tours

Basic Krakow

This tour is ideal for those who would like to see the most important sights in Krakow and to do it at their own pace, accompanied by a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Everything in the Old Town of Cracow is within walking distance so you will be able to get to all the sights on foot.

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Royal Road

The Royal Road in Cracow begins at the northern end of the medieval Old Town and continues south through the centre of town, the Main Market Square, towards the Wawel Hill, where the old kings' residence, the Wawel Castle, is located.

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Wawel Hill

Wawel is a symbolic place of great significance for all Polish people. The Royal Castle and the Cathedral, in which Royal coronations took place from 1320, are situated on the Hill.

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Jewish heritage route

In Cracow there are three districts closely connected to the history of the Jewish people: Kazimierz, Podgórze and Płaszów.

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Schindler's List route

This historical route will take you to the places connected with Oscar Schindler, a Nazi recognized as "Righteous among the Nations", the lifesaver of 1200 persecuted Jews, who was portrayed in the world famed movie Schindler's List by Steven Spielberg.

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University route

The history of the university in Cracow goes back to the XV century. It was then that the first university in Poland was founded in its capital - Cracow. Now called the Jagiellonian University (Polish: Uniwersytet Jagielloński) was originally created as Cracow Academy in 1364 by the king Casimir the Great.

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John Paul II route

Krakow is the city that remembers almost all stages of the life of Karol Wojtyła. He was a student here, an amatour actor, then a young priest celebrating his first holy Masses, the bishop and Metropolite of Cracow and eventually the Pope John Paul II.

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St Stanislaw Route

St Stanislaw (also known as Stanislaus of Szczepanow) is the main patron saint of Poland. He was the bishop of Cracow in the XI century. The conflict that he had with king Boleslaus the Bold ended in the death of the bishop in 1079.

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Polish saints route

Due to the number of churches and saints berried in Cracow, this town may well be called "the second Rome" (as indeed it was called by the cardinal Gaetano in the 16th century). Sixteen Cracow churches hold the relicst of saints and blessed persons.

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Nowa Huta route

While in Cracow it is also worth visiting Nowa Huta - the youngest district of Cracow. Nowa Huta was started in 1949 as a separate town near Kraków and was planned to be an ideal socialistic town - populated by industrial workers, new sociailstic people, who would work for the new, huge steel mill situated nearby (originally named after W. Lenin, now ArcelorMittal Steel Mill).

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