The Very 'Salt' of Krakow

Krakow is the most beautiful city in Poland. The city dates back to the 7th century. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1596.

No other city in Poland can boast so many historic buildings and monuments or such a vast collection of artworks, with some 2.3 million registered.

The central square in Krakow. 

He is hanging right in the air.

The market square is one of the main sights in Krakow laid out in 1257. Later it became the largest market place in Europe. It is vast and beautiful. From its beginnings, the Market Square was the commercial and social heart of Kracow. Besides, it was and it is now a place of festivals and public gatherings.

Most of the buildings are in neoclassical style and dominating the square are the arcaded Cloth Hall and the Mariacka Basilica.

Famous Polish doughnuts.

Krakow-made matches.

Wawel Royal Castle was the seat of Polish kings for over 500 years. Situated on a limestone hill on the bend of the Vistula river, it is a sight that must have roused awe in the kings' visitors, and has been an object of national pride for many generations of Poles. The Wawel's chambers witnessed the births and deaths of kings, and its significance to the country's heritage earned it the name of the “Polish Camelot”.

The famous dragon of the Wawel breathes fire every 4 minutes. However, it can do the job more often if paid.

In 1958 in the the UNESCO World Heritage site salt mines of Velichka, Krakow province, the first salt medical resort for patients with lung diseases was founded.

Every sculpture here is made of salt.

King Kazimierz the Great.

Chapel of Saint Kinga is located deep within the Velichka salt mine.

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