Kraków, a southern Poland city near the border of the Czech Republic, is known for its well-preserved medieval core and Jewish quarter. Its old town – ringed by Planty Park and remnants of the city’s medieval walls – is centered on the stately, expansive Rynek Glówny (market square). This plaza is the site of the Cloth Hall, a Renaissance-era trading outpost, and St. Mary’s Basilica, a 14th-century Gothic church.
Places to see: Wawel Castle, Rynek Główny, St. Mary’s Basilica, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Galicia Jewish Museum.
Main currency: Polish złoty
Main language: Polish