Among the many monuments of Krakow, there are those that all visitors to Krakow should see. Here are specific places that every tourist should visit when visiting the former capital of Poland. Certainly such a visit can go even in one day.
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Perhaps the most famous monument in Krakow is the Wawel Royal Castle with the famous dragon’s pit. Here, already in the tenth century, defensive stone buildings began to arise. In 1038, however, Kazimierz Odnowiciel moved the capital here from Gniezno, expanding the castle as his residence. Kazimierz Wielki and Władysław Jagiełło contributed the most to the expansion of Wawel as a defensive castle. The castle was conquered many times, consumed by fires, and during the Swedish invasion Wawel was destroyed and plundered. As many times it was destroyed, it was rebuilt many times. Today it is a great tourist attraction, and the legend of Krak and the dragon also attracts the youngest in this place.
Sometimes, in a playful way, Krakow is called a city of churches. There is no such exaggeration in this again, because in the old town itself we will find a dozen or so of them including St. Mary’s Church and the Wawel Cathedral. Anyway, this has historical justification, Krakow was one of the main centers of Christianity in the Polish state.
Being in Krakow, it is also worth visiting neighboring cities. Definitely everyone should come to Oświęcim at least once in their life and go on the popular Auschwitz tour. It is thanks to such Auschwitz tours that you can see the museum and learn about the fate of the population and the way it was murdered in the extermination camp.