Directly next to the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) on the Krakow's Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny) stands Poland's most eminent scribe: Adam Mickiewicz.
One of the most important statues in Poland to the romantic poet and national hero Adam Mickiewicz was originally unveiled in 1898 to celebrate the centenary of the great man's birth. Like so many other symbols of national pride it was destroyed by the Germans during WWII. The statue that stands in the Market Square today is a 1955 copy of Teodor Rygier's original, and is a popular and easily recognisable meeting place.
Ironically, the bard never visited the city until after his death when his remains were transferred to the Wawel Cathedral Crypt, but this hasn't stopped the statue from becoming one of Kraków's best loved monuments.