A Little Touristic Trip to Krakow

Krakow is the capital city of Poland laying on both sides of the Wisla river. It is one of the oldest cities of Poland and is the most popular tourist destination. Krakow has a population about 800,000. The town is famous for its art and architectonic properties since Krakow became a centre of science and the arts in 16th century. Since the regime change in 1989 many historic buildings are being restored.

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The house at Kanonicza Street No. 21

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The Professors House

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The house at Straszewskiego Street

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Collegium Witkowskiego

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The Church of St. Andrew in the Old Town

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Dom pod Atlantami

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Beit Midrash

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Past and present

Photo Credit: Bazylek100


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  1. I may have been one of the few backpackers who went to Krakow and didn’t go out partying, but for me, Krakow was a fascinating place. I would hardly call it one of Europe’s top destinations, but it did exceed my expectations. What caught my attention the most was the uncomfortable fusion between old and new, Cold War and Western, poverty and luxury. I feel like the city is haunted by a heavy past, most noticeable when you venture into the Jewish district. It seemed impossible to ignore all of the tragedy that the city and its and inhabitants have experienced, unlike other war-torn European cities like Rotterdam or Cologne, where most of the traces of wartime damage have been erased.

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