Congratulations! You voted and selected Kraków as the “Best Polish City to Visit.” Kraków obliterated the runner-up, Poland’s capital city Warsaw, with 68% of votes.
Perhaps this victory shouldn’t come as a surprise. Kraków was Poland’s capital for centuries and is still considered the cultural epicenter of the country. It’s full of enriching culture, amazing history, enchanting folklore and unforgettable personalities. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site recognized for “one of the most outstanding examples of European urban planning.” And as for Kraków’s amazing city square – it’s simply magical (day or night).
If you’ve visited the city you know what we mean. If you haven’t, start packing your bags because the best time to visit this culturally rich cosmopolitan city, the summer, is fast approaching.
Krakow was Poland’s capital for nearly 300 years, until 1611. Much of the city’s early wealth—still very evident today—was derived from the salt trade. Most of the sights are situated on or around the Old Town’s magnificent main square, the Rynek Glowny, or at the Royal Castle, known as Wawel. http://bit.ly/6mX47
Did you know?
According to legend, Krakow was founded by and named after the mythical ruler Krak, who built the town above a cave occupied by a ravenous dragon. http://bit.ly/aHAydn
Krakow has a rich Jewish culture and one of the liveliest events each year is the Jewish Culture Festival.
This summer it celebrates 20 years and it will run between June 26th and July 4th. For more information visit the festival’s website.
Cultural institutions in Krakow organize hundreds of exhibitions, concerts and educational events each year.
Krakow is often referred to as “the city of artists.”
Congratulations Kraków! We raise our glass to you (or as in the case of this Norwegian groom) an entire bottle.