Welcome to Krakow
Krakow is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland; often called ‘the Paris of the East’. It dates all the way back to the 7th Century and was the capital of Poland for more than 500 years. One of the few European cities to survive World War 2 relatively unscathed, today Krakow’s entire historic centre has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Krakow is neatly tucked into a bend of the Vistula River; its skyline dominated by the magnificent Wawel Castle.
- Krakow was the birthplace of former Pope John Paul II.
- It is one of only 6 cities worldwide to host a Leonardo da Vinci painting.