Krakow’s Old Town is still permeated with the aura of a bygone era along with beautiful architecture and a truly unique atmosphere. Its treasures and character are significant enough to make it part of the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites. Our guides will take you to the most charming and famous places in the heart of the city for an unforgettable visit to Poland’s most historic city.
The main square and the streets of the Old Town were established under the Magdeburg Laws in the year 1257. Wealthy families commissioned great works of art and architecture and city becaome known for its ornate beauty. Over time, structures like St. Mary’s Church with its altar by Wit Stwosz and the Cloth Hall appeared and reflected the artistic influences of the time. The buildings in and near the main square grew in number and became more impressive. The city was surrounded by defensive walls, the remains of which can be seen today near the 14th century Florian Gate. in 1400, the Polish monarchy established the Krakow Academy and it soon found a permanent home in center of the city. Today you can visit the oldest building from that time, the amazing Collegium Maius. Krakow’s Old Town is full of breathtaking holy sites from various eras. During our visit, we will stop by the Franciscan Church with its incredible works of art from Stanislaw Wyspianski. Along the way, you will walk the same streets as giants of history like Nicholas Copernicus and Karol Wojtyla, later known to the world as Pope John Paul II.
A walk through Krakow with one of our guides is a journey into a world full of history, art, legends, stories and beauty around every corner.