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Krakow and its surroundings

CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS IN KRAKOW

 

Krakow is a city which has so much to offer tourists. Several dozen festivals take place here annually, including the International Jewish Culture Festival, the International Print Triennial, the Sacrum Profanum Festival, and the Krakow Film Festival.

The Krakow Philharmonic and Krakow Opera regularly host outstanding and world-famous performers. The stages of Krakow’s theatres are home to the most famous Polish actors, and the legendary Piwnica Pod Baranami cabaret awaits you.

The recently opened Krakow Tauron Arena organises world-class sporting events and performances, while the ICE Krakow Congress Centre hosts Polish and international conferences, trade fairs, and exhibitions.

We will gladly assist you in organising tickets for such events.

WORTH VISITING IN KRAKOW AND ITS SURROUNDINGS

 

The Old City – Main Square, Barbican, St. Mary’s Basilica, the Royal Castle at Wawel Hill. Many museums, including the Manghha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology.
Kazimierz – the former Jewish quarter, currently a favourite place among artists, where synagogues stand next to trendy clubs and art galleries.
Schindler’s factory – an exhibition in the factory run during WWII by Oskar Schindler, a German who, by employing Jews in his factory, saved their lives.
Wieliczka –the Salt Mine; enjoy a walk through the underground corridors, grottoes and shafts to the mine’s biggest attraction, the richly decorated chapel sculpted out of the salt deposits.
Zakopane – the winter capital of Poland and the trendiest mountain resort for lovers of mountain expeditions and winter sports.
Łagiewniki – the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy and John Paul the Second Centre, visited annually by millions of pilgrims from around the world.
Wadowice – the birthplace of Karol Wojtyła, who would later become Pope and saint. Pilgrims can visit the museum which has been established in his home.
Auschwitz–Birkenau – a complex of Nazi concentration camps operating between 1940-1945, located near the town of Oświęcim.
Tyniec – a Benedictine monastery set atop a limestone hill. The site houses the Tyniec Monastery Museum.
The Wooden Architecture Route – a route which links 253 of the most interesting examples of historic folk architecture, including picturesque churches, Orthodox churches, old maor houses, villas, and open air museums.

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