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What to visit in Cracovia

Famous for their exuberance, Cracovia has the ability to enjoy all that which is beautiful; the people of this old hanseatic city are characterized as Eastern Europe, a phrase suggesting joy and light.
Its beginnings seem to be older than those of many European cities.
Located in Upper Vistula Valley, now the capital of the principality, the city-port, visited with delight by over 4 million tourists is one of the few places where the art cannot be instigated, while gathered for centuries, were destroyed during World War.
The name of Kraków (Cracow) comes from Krak, a tribal chief of the place, which legend says, after a fierce battle, he killed the enemy on the foot of the hill on which today rises the city Wakelin terrible dragon.

Wawel Castle
The castle belongs to the former royal residences.
Today it houses the National Art Collection which consists of upholstery fabrics and which are embroidered with gold thread, painting pottery and weapons, including sword and treasure the coronation crown of kings.
The gothic architectural style of the cathedral belongs to a large extent.
Its walls, from the XIV century is home to a variety of art from the Gothic to Renaissance, Baroque, classical and modern.

St. Mary Cathedral
The cathedral is dating from 1220; it is dedicated to the Assumption.
It includes two towers with different height and models.
The highest tower has a height of 81 meters and is adorned with a golden crown and a gothic spiral.
The altar is made of carved wood and has 12 scenes and 12 scenes joy of Virgin Mary.

It appears to be constructed by the former district Hebrew who has not less than seven synagogues.
In the neighborhood are two of the most beautiful Gothic churches in Poland: Sf.Catherine and Corpus Christi.
Today it is a unique blend of elegant hotels, restaurants with modest buildings, small shops, cafes and even art

Nazi death camp Auschwitz Museum – The museum is located 60 km away from Krakow, for the South of Poland.
It is a complex of concentration and extermination camps of Nazi Germany.
An estimated 1.1 to 1.6 people were killed at Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, over 90%being Hebrew.
In addition to block Nazi crematoria you can visit the corpses of prisoners and the shower rooms where were gassed the prisoners.

WIELICZA SALINA – The Salina of 700 years old is part of UNESCO Patrimony; it is located 12 km away from Krakow.

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