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Map of the Old Town Historic District (73k)
Krakow's
historic area in a close-up: prime landmarks, distinct streets and squares with their names writ large.

City of Krakow map (165k)
Krakow districts, suburbs, city limits, arteries,
streets, parks, rivers and reservoirs.

Driving Car in Krakow (123k)
Pedestrian precinct and streets off limits to
cars in downtown Krakow, parking zones and parking lots in the city center.

Map of the Main Roads in Krakow (49k)
Main
routes to, through, and out of Krakow.

Poland Map (91k)
Poland's national borders, neighbors, main roads, cities, principal airports, mountain ranges, rivers and lakes.

Large Poland Map (190k)
Poland's national borders, neighbors, main roads, cities, principal airports, mountain ranges, rivers and lakes - but everything much larger.

Malopolska Province Map (33k)
Map of
the province (one of Poland's 16) of which Krakow is capital, with the boundaries of the counties and their chief cities. Plus the province's essential data

Map of Krakow's Kazimierz Historic district 

 

Krakow Tours: sightseeing within and without the city

 

 Touring old Krakow's streets in a carriage (Kanonicza street)

Day-trips from Krakow

 Auschwitz
The site of the Nazi notorious Auschwitz death camp is an hour’s drive from Krakow. About one million men, women and children of many nations perished here between June 1941 and January 1945.
Go to Auschwitz

Tatra Mountains and Zakopane town
Alps-like Tatra Mountains, or the Tatras (Polish Tatry), is the highest range of the Carpathian Mountains. Two hour’s drive from Krakow one finds stunning views and pristine nature as well as the best skiing in winter and hiking, rock climbing, cave exploration, cycling, paragliding, etc. through the rest of the year.
Go to the Tatra Mountains

Ojcow National Park
Ojcow National Park

With its mere 21.5 sq. km it may be the smallest of Poland’s twenty national parks, but the Ojcow National Park ranks among the most attractive recreational areas in Europe, and it is just a 15 minutes’ drive–i.e. 24 km–northwest of Krakow.
Go to the Ojcow National Park

Eagle-nest Castles
Eagle-nest Castles is a legend-shrouded chain of medieval strongholds picturesquely elevated over the utterly scenic landscape graced with profusion of fancy limestone rocks, gorges, cavities, etc. 
Go to the Eagle Nests

Jasna Gora Sanctuary in Czestochowa
Our Lady of Czestochowa
The holiest place of Poland and one of the world’s most important destinations for pilgrims. Every year several million pilgrims–commoners as well as celebrities–come here to pray before the miraculous picture of Our Lady of Czestochowa. 

Go to Czestochowa

Calvary Sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
UNESCO's
World Heritage Site. 400-year-old vast complex of 42 churches and chapels of all shapes and sizes in addition to the central basilica and the Franciscan monastery is biggest such compound in Europe. 
Go to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

Warsaw
Poland's capital city.

Wadowice
Pope John Paul II's birthplace.

Zakopane
Poland's top mountain resort.

Touring Krakow

Suggested itineraries

Krakow Old Town Historic District
Poland's prime tourist attraction and a must-see in Central Europe boasts numerous world-class
monuments, charming vistas, delightful atmosphere, and the best restaurants–everything easily available on foot. 
Go to Krakow's Old Town historic district

Wawel Hill
Wawel Royal Castle
Mecca of every Pole and a must for foreign tourists, the Wawel Hill is a microcosm of Polish history and culture. From the 11th century on Poland's monarchs took up their residence here in the
Royal Castle. And they were both crowned and buried here in the Wawel Cathedral. The place overflows with art treasures, architectural beauties, relics of the past and curiosities. It is also full of glory, magic, history and fable. 
Go to the Wawel Hill

The Wieliczka Salt Mine
Millions of visitors, the crowned heads and such celebrities as Goethe and Sarah Bernhardt among them, have enthused over that subterranean world of labyrinthine passages, giant caverns, underground lakes and chapels with sculptures in the crystalline salt and rich ornamentation carved in the salt rock. The last 900 years, when the Wieliczka Salt Mine has been worked, produced 200 kilometers of passages as well as 2,040 caverns of varied size.
Go to the Wieliczka Salt Mine

Royal Road
 
The route was once the backbone of the ancient capital of Poland. It links the main city gate and the Wawel Royal Castle through Krakow's main streets. 
Go to  the Royal Road

Kazimierz Town
Now in Krakow's downtown, the ancient city of Kazimierz used to be its medieval rival. The area contains many landmarks and the former
Kazimierz Jewish Quarter, one of the main centers of Diaspora in the past. 
Go to  Krakow's Kazimierz District

Grand Square
Grand Square in Krakow
Krakow's central square, the largest of medieval European cities, is arguably one of the world’s most beautiful plazas. It boasts a plethora of landmarks and myriad restaurants, clubs, and cafes.
Go to the Grand Square

In the footsteps of Pope John Paul II 
Pope John Paul II used to stroll Krakow streets first as student, then priest, bishop and cardinal. 
Follow the footsteps of John Paul II

Thematic tours of Krakow devised by its municipality

Tour operators in Krakow

Krakow tourist information


Krakow Walks

Rides in Krakow


Basic Krakow info for visitors

Krakow Geography

Poland
nation, geography, climate, wildlife, visitors, currency.

Malopolska Province

Best of Krakow


Krakow's Transport
How to move about the city.

Travel to Krakow

In the proximity of Krakow
Krakow is Poland's tourist mecca, and also a gateway to many other must-see sites in the region. 

Health resorts in the Malopolska region

 

 

Selected organizers of Krakow tours and day trips.

Any following information has been provided by respective organizations on their sole responsibility. 

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