Krakow Old Town
The UNESCO-Protected Old Town is certainly a must see during your time in Krakow. Its narrow cobbled streets and squares recall the medieval era when it was first built. Whether you’re admiring the 14th century tower of Florian’s Gate with its classic bas-reliefs, or stepping inside serene synagogues and churches, this area has an unmistakable sense of atmosphere.
You’ll come across the Main Square while you’re in Krakow’s Old Town, but it really deserves special mention as an attraction of its own. That’s because at 40,000 square metres, it’s the largest medieval town square in Europe. It’s a huge space for enjoying the myriad spectacular sights and sounds of the city, while the square is also lined with grand neo-classical buildings like the Cloth Hall, Krzysztofory Palace, Town Hall Tower and St. Mary’s Basilica.
Outside of the Old Town, the pristine coffee-coloured Wawel Castle sits alongside the edge of the scenic Vistula River. The castle has been continually restructured over the years, so visit here and you’ll see an eclectic combination of architectural styles dating from across the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries.