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POLAND: Cracow - the treasury of world heritage


Halina Bednarz 2008-09-07

Royal Wawel Castle
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Royal Wawel Castle

The historic centre of Cracow, the former capital of Poland, is situated at the foot of the Royal Wawel Castle.

The historic centre of Cracow, the former capital of Poland, is situated at the foot of the Royal Wawel Castle.
The 13th-century merchants' town has Europe's largest market square and numerous historical houses, palaces and churches with their magnificent interiors.


Further evidence of the town's fascinating history is provided by the remnants of the 14th-century fortifications and the medieval site of Kazimierz with its ancient synagogues in the southern part of town, Jagellonian University and the Gothic cathedral where the kings of Poland were buried.


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Market square

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Europe's largest market square

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St. Mary's Basilica

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...interior

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with magnificent late Gothic wooden altar by Wit Stwosz.

Royal Wawel Castle

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with Gothic cathedral where the kings of Poland were buried.

14th-century fortifications - Barbakan

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It's a part of city fortifications, built in 1489-1499 as an additional protection of the gate and the town arsenal adjoining the walls.

Jagellonian University

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15th -century Collegium Maius the oldest seat of the JAGELLONIAN University. ...

Kazimierz with its ancient synagogues

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Festivals..

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The 750th anniversary of Krakow's location took place in the summer of 2007

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