Around the old town

 

St Norbert's Convent


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Half an hour’s walk from the Wawal Castle there is the picturesque Zwierzyniec district and its pearl – the St. Norbert's Convent.

Church of the most Holy Saviour


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One of Krakow’s oldest churches, the Church of the Holy Savior stands on the site of the former early Slavic temple. The exact date of its foundation is a matter of controversy.

Ghetto Heroes Square


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During the Second World War, this square in the city's Podgorze district was the point of departure for thousands of Jews from the Krakow ghetto to various camps. It was a silent witness to the extermination of Jews and now constitutes a memorial, a work of art and a living public space.

Jordan's Park


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Jordan's Park is located in Krakow’s Blonia. It was established in 1889 as the first public playground in Krakow packed with things for youngsters.

Church of St Nicholas


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The church of St Nicholas is one of the oldest of Krakow’s churches. It is located by an ancient trade route leading from Krakow to Sandomierz, and further east to Ruthenia and Ukraine.

Monumet of Dzok Dog


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This monument is placed on the boulevards between the Wawel Hill and the Vistula river, nearby the Dragon’s Den. It was created by the famous sculptor Bronisław Chromy in 2001. The Dzok Dog symbolises dog's loyalty and devotion.

Monument of Dragon Wawel


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Just outside the Dragon’s Den, which is located in the western slope of Wawel Hill, there is the dragon himself in the form of a sculpture by Bronisław Chromy (1963). The Wawel dragon is the most famous dragon in Poland and is well known to every Polish child.

The Dragon’s Den near Wawel


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The Dragon’s Den is the most famous cave in Poland. It gained its popularity due to the legend of the Wawel Dragon, who was supposed to live there and eat sheep, cattle and virgins.

Carmelite Church on the Sands


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The Carmelite Church on the Sands of the Visitation of the Most Holy Lady was started in 1399, funded by Jadwiga and Wladyslaw II Jagiello. Works on this Gothic church began in 1395. However according to the legend, much earlier in 1087 Prince Wladyslaw Herman decided to built church in the same place in the...

Blonia


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Blonia (Meadows) is a huge green lawn, very close to Krakow Old Town. It is absolutely rare that such a big area of 48 hectares survived in the centre of big city. Blonia has shape of triangle between Focha, 3 Maja and Piastowska Streets.

Retoryka Street


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Retoryka Street is worth visiting thanks to Teodor Talowski – an architect with an exuberant imagination and lively sense of humour, who designed and built here several houses. He worked in the late 19th century and preferred neo-Gothic and neo-Mannerist styles. Houses he built are well known for their startling...

Puget Palace


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Palace was built in 1874 - 1875 for Baron Konstanty de Puget according to a design by Jozef Kwiatkowski. Puget family originally hailed from France, but in the 18th century one of its members – gentleman Benedykt Jozef de Puget received Polish ennoblement and family started doing business in Poland.

Botanical Gardens


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Botanical Garden in Krakow was founded in 1783 by the rector of Jagiellonian University and it is today the oldest one in Poland. In the 19th century it was one of the largest botanical complex in Europe with English and French style gardens. During the World War 2 it was completely pludered by the Nazis....

Jesuit Church


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This Jezuit Church is dedicated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. It was built in 1909 – 1921 to a design by Franciszek Maczynski. The church is one of the best examples of modern sacral architecture in Poland. It also contains some elements from Roman, Gothic and Baroque traditions.

Church of St Florian


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Church of St Florian is situated on the corner of Matejko Square and Warszawska Street. According to the legend, exactly here oxes carrying the relics of Saint Florian stopped and did not move until the decision to build the church here was made.
 
 
 

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