Sightseeing places in Krakow, Poland




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Kościuszko Mound / Kopiec Kościuszki
 
4.8 (12)
Address
30-001 Al. Waszyngtona 1
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
There are only few men like Tadeusz Kościuszko in the World's history. Before raising a valiant Insurrection against foreign rule in Poland, Tadeusz Kościuszko fought with distinction in the American War of Independence. This relentless freedom-fighter was described by Thomas Jefferson as "the purest son of liberty that I...
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Fire Breathing Dragon / Smok Wawelski
 
4.0 (25)
Address
Czerwieński boulevard
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
Much of Krakow's history is steeped in legends and this figure is a representation of one of the most famous legends of the shepherd, who would later become King Krak, and the fire breathing dragon he slayed to become king. The dragon lets out a flame...
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Wawel Dragon's Den
 
4.8 (12)
Address
31-001 Western, low end of Wawel Hill
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
Krakow is a city of dragons. There are differing legends about how the city of Krakow got its name. Fortunately, every version involves a dragon. The Wawel Dragon (Smok) is the symbol of Krakow. Dragon images are everywhere: decorations on the roofs of houses, sculptures, souvenirs,...
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Wawel Royal Crypts / St. Leonard's Crypt
 
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Address
31-001 Wawel 3
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
The Wawel Cathedral has been the main burial site for Polish monarchs since the 14th century. As such, it has been significantly extended and altered over time as individual rulers have added multiple burial chapels. The crypt beneath the Wawel Cathedral or St. Leonard's Crypt holds...
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Wawel Sandomierska Tower
 
4.9 (11)
Address
31-001 Wawel 5
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
One of Wawel's two artillery towers, Sandomierska Tower was built around 1460 to defend the castle against attack from the south. A small chamber on the third floor would have served as either a guard's lodging or a prison for nobles, whereas common criminals were held...
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Collegium Novum of the Jagiellonian University
 
4.4 (5)
Address
31-007 ul. Golebia 24
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
Collegium Novum (latin: New College) is the main building of Jagiellonian University. It was built in 1873-1887 in neo-gothic style by Feliks Ksiezarski - in same style of Collegium Maius. Construction of this building was financed from Vienna when Krakow was a "property" of Austrian Galicia. ...
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Liban Quarry Labor Camp
 
4.7 (6)
Address
ul. Za Torem
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
One of the most forgotten places in Krakow, the Liban Quarry or Liban Labor Camp, let you to explore Kraków's World War II history in your own terms. You will not see this site in popular tourists guides or history books. It's just because there are no gloss and...
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Monument to Elvis Presley in Krakow
 
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Address
Al. Elvisa Presleya
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
Elvis Presley Monument is the one of Kraków's least known, hardest to find and most bizarre monuments. A large standing stone with Elvis' face set in it and half-submerged in silicon, this seemingly wacky act of randomness is an in-all-seriousness tribute from the Kraków Elvis fan...
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Tadeusz Kościuszko Monument
 
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Address
31-001 Wawel Hill
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
Tadeusz Kościuszko Monument in Kraków is one of the best known bronze monuments in Poland. It is the work of artists: Leonard Marconi and his son in law, sculptor Antoni Popiel. The equestrian bronze statue of Kościuszko — Polish, Belarussian and American hero of independence —...
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St. Florian's Gate / Brama Florianska
 
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Address
ul. Florianska
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
Iconic Florianska Gate (St. Florian's Gate or Brama Florianska) was erected in 1307. Once it was connected to the Barbican with drawbridge over the city moat. This Gothic gateway tower and its adjacent towers (and - the Barbican) are almost all that remains of the Krakow's medieval defence fortifications...
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Eros Bendato / Eros Bound
 
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Address
Rynek Glowny
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
Eros Bendato sculpture in the western corner of the Krakow's Main Market Square is a popular meeting place for locals and also serves as a photographic backdrop for tourists. Author of this work is Polish artist Igor Mitoraj (1944-2014), a student of Tadeusz Kantor (founder of...
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Krakow's Barbican / Barbakan
 
4.6 (11)
Address
ul. Basztowa
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
The element of the Krakow's medieval defences, the Barbican was built at the end of the 15th century to protect Krakow's main entrance. It was connected to the Florianska Gate with a drawbridge over the trench that surrounded it. 3 metres thick walls this creation of medieval military engineering...
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Sigismund Bell
 
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Address
31-001 Wawel 3
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
Sigismund Bell is a resounding symbol of Polish nationalism. The largest of five bells hanging in the tower, Sigismund's Bell weighs about 10 tonnes. The bronze bell was cast in 1520 by the order of King Sigismund I and is adorned in reliefs of St. Stanislav and St. Sigismund...
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Bishop’s Palace / Papal Window in Krakow
 
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Address
33-332 ul. Franciszkanska 3
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
Bishop's Palace is the second largest palace in Krakow (first is Wawel Royal Castle). This building served as the residence of Krakow's bishops starting from its opening in the 14th century. Palace is most famous for having been the residence of Cardinal Karol Wojtyla from 1958...
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Wyspianski Pavillion - Stained glass - Kazimierz the Great
 
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Address
31-004 Pl. Wszystkich Swietych 2
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
The set of stained glass windows at the Wyspianski Pavillion features martyred Polish heroes St. Stanislaw (on the left) and Henryk Pobozny (on the right) are shown Christ-like at the moment of their deaths, while Kazimierz the Great's bare skull bears the royal crown between them. ...
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