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Krakow, Poland

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WHAT TO SEE & DO KRAKOW ATTRACTIONS


CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES
Franciscan Church

Kosciól Franciszkanów (Franciscan Church)
ul Zólkiewskiego 14,
31-539 Krakow, Poland
Gothic church with brilliant murals and stained glass windows by artist Stanislaw Wyspianski

Kosciól Mariacki (St. Mary’s Church)
Rynek Glówny 4
Krakow, Poland
Vibrant interior reflects the church’s namesake-after Wawel Cathedral, the most important place of worship in the city

St. Mary's Church

Remuh Synagogue
ul. Szeroka 40
Krakow, Poland
Tel.: +48 (12) 422 12 74
The city’s only active Orthodox synagogue–artifacts that survived WWII include its cemetery with Renaissance gravestones

Stara Synagoga/Museum of the History and the Culture of Kraków Jews
ul. Szeroka 24
31-053 Krakow, Poland
Tel.: +48 (12) 422 09 62
The oldest synagogue in Poland and home to various items of Jewish history in the city

Wawel Cathedral
Wawel 3
31-001 Krakow, Poland
A sacred architectural hodgepodge where many a saint, king, queen or pope has prayed or been interred

MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & HISTORIC BUILDINGS

Centre for Jewish Culture
ul. Meiselsa 17
31-058 Krakow, Poland
Tel: +48 (12) 430 64 49
Fax: +48 (12) 430 64 97
Features contemporary Jewish artwork, lectures, concerts and educational programs

Czartoryski Museum - the Arsenal
ul. Sw. Jana, 19
31-017 Krakow, Poland
Tel.: +48 (12) 422 55 66
www.czartoryski.org/museum.htm
The museum houses a Da Vinci and a Rembrandt among other master works and military relics

Jagiellonian University

Jagiellonian University
Collegium Novum
ul. Golebia 24
31-007 Krakow, Poland
Tel.: +48 (12) 422 10 33
www.uj.edu.pl
Hallowed halls of higher learning for students such as Copernicus and a young Pope John Paul II

The Home of Jan Matejko
ul. Florianska 41
31-019 Krakow, Poland
Tel: +48 (12) 422 59 26
Fax: +48 (12) 292 10 05
The artist’s home features paintings, costumes and props used in his paintings

Palac Pod Baranami (House under the Sign of the Rams)
Rynek Glówny 27
31-010 Krakow, Poland
Tel.: +48 (12) 421 25 00
Home of the infamous cabaret started by Piotr Skrzynecki

Pharmacy Under of the Eagle
Plac Bohaterow Getta 18
30-547 Krakow, Poland
Tel.: +48 (12) 656 56 25
Tadeusz Pankiewicz, a Gentile, maintained this pharmacy shop inside the Ghetto during the war

Space Gallery
ul. Florianska 13 (1st floor)
30-019 Krakow, Poland
Tel.: +48 (12) 432 29 20
Fax: +48 (12) 421 89 94
A diverse selection that features 17th-century frescoes and Krakovian artwork from the 19th through 21st centuries

Cloth Hall

Sukiennice (The Cloth Hall)/Gallery of 19th Century Polish Painting
Rynek Glówny 1/3
Krakow, Poland
Tel.: +48 (12) 422 11 66
Modern day peddlers purvey their Polish trinkets in this Renaissance building in the heart of Kraków

Wawel Royal Palace
Wawel 5
Krakow, Poland
Tel.: +48 (12) 422 51 55
Royal residence for Kings and Queens of Poland from coronation until the hereafter

Wieza Ratuszowa (The Town Hall Tower)/Historical Museum
Rynek Glówny 1
31-042 Krakow, Poland
Tel.: +48 (12) 433 73 10
Formerly a court of justice, jail, torture chamber, and storage facility–today, only the tower remains – includes a museum and some of the best views of the city

BOOKSTORE/CAFÉ

Massolit Books
ul. Felicjanek 4/2
31-104 Krakow, Poland
Tel.: +48 (12) 432 41 50
Fax: +48 (12) 432 41 51
www.massolit.com
Antiques, English books and a cozy café

OUTDOORS

Wieliczka Salt Mines
ul. Danilowicza 10
Kraków, Poland
Tel.: +48 (12) 421 48 65
Fax: +48 (12) 421 48 65
Decadently decorated, the world’s oldest salt mines

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Polish National Tourist Office
www.poland.travel/en-gb


MORE KRAKOW INFORMATION


* Images by www.krakow.pl/en/ and www.krakow4u.pl

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(Updated: 05/29/08 HC)

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