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Kraków

Krakow Castle

Mr. Harper's Travel Guide

Until 1596, Kraków was the capital of Poland. Situated on the Vistula River, the city has traditionally been one of the leading centers of Polish cultural life. The current plan of the Old Town (Stare Miasto) was laid out in the 13th century and ...

Until 1596, Kraków was the capital of Poland. Situated on the Vistula River, the city has traditionally been one of the leading centers of Polish cultural life. The current plan of the Old Town (Stare Miasto) was laid out in the 13th century and features a Main Square (Rynek Główny), which is the largest medieval town square in Europe. At the center of the square is the Renaissance Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), which features the National Museum art gallery. Kraków makes a fine base for day trips, including the remarkable Wieliczka Salt Mine, the tour of which culminates in a massive underground church carved entirely from salt. 

bird icon Recommended Luxury Hotels in Kraków

All Andrew Harper-recommended hotels offer impeccable accommodations and high levels of personal service. Only the best of the best make our list, so we rate them on a scale from bird icon 90 to 100.
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