MINI GUIDE TO KRAKOW
Kraków - the City of Polish Kings with more than 1000 years of history.
On every step you will meet monuments and historical landmarks, like: The Royal Wawel Castle, Rynek Market Square with Cloth Hall and underground museum, St. MAry's Church or Oscar Schindler's Factory. You have to see Czartoryskis' Museum with Leonardo Da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine". Original kind of sight is Nowa Huta, enormous district built in the communism years.
Culture & events
Kraków is the European Capital of Culture of 2000 and is classified by UNESCO as a world heritage sight.
Apart from 14 theaters, opera, concert hall and contemporary art museums (like MOCAK or Manggha) Kraków hosts international festivals: Off Camera Film Festival, Krakow Film Festival, Coke Live Music Festival, Film Music Festival, Jewish Culture Festival, Sacrum Profanum, Night of Theaters and Museums, Misteria Paschalia or Joseph Conrad Festival.
Kraków never sleeps. Dozens of pubs, clubs and restaurants based among the historical sights in the Old Town and Kazimierz Jewish Quartes, creates the magical atmosphere of Kraków nightlife.
Popular communism-like bars, art coffees and modern, exclusive clubs - every tourist's demand will be satisfied.
City of John Paul II
It is in Krakow, where are: seminary, where John Paul II, at that time as Karol Wojtyła, studied, Palace on Franciszkanska Street, where he resided as a bishop, and Błonia Park, where he gathered millions of people as the Holy Father.
Next to The Congregation, where is Saint Faustine's tomb, John Paul II established the Divine Mercy Sanctuary. In this area in 2007 The John Paul II Institute started off.
On 26-31.07.2016, the World Youth Days took place in Krakow.
Sport & recreation
Kraków, with polish largest sports hall Tauron Kraków Arena (capacity 18.000 seats) hosts international sporting events, like 2014 Volleyball World Championship or 2016 European Handball Championship.
In Kraków there are plenty of possibilities for sport activities. Jordan and Błonie Park, 1 km away from our Apartments is a popular place for jogging, nordic walking, skating, cycling, skateboarding or playing basketball.
Science & business
More than 120.000 students, National Science Centre, Krakow Technologic Park and many universities, including established in 1364 the Jagiellonian University.
Krakow is the biggest Polish centre of outsourcing services, with offices of such companies as: Lufthansa, Shell, Google, Motorolla, Nokia-Semiensa Networks.
Opened in 2014 International Conference & Entertaiment ICE Congress Centre hosts business political and cultural events.
Kraków in an ideal base . for visiting regional attractions. There are excellent rail, bus and car connections to Wieliczka Salt Mine (15 km from Kraków), National Natural Park in Ojców (19 km), Auschwitz-Birkenau German Nazi Camp (68 km) or Polish winter camp Zakopane in Tatra Mountains (109 km). The nearest border crossing with Slovakia is 103 km away, with Czech Republic - 150 km, and with Ukraine - 267 km.