Krakow was the capital of Catholic Poland until the end of the 16th century, when the center of political power was moved to Warsaw. Since 1978 its medieval heart has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is the city of beloved Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II, who has never forgotten these places, where he lived for 40 years.
The world-famous Jagiellonian University, Wawel Castle and one of Europe’s largest ancient squares, Rynek Glowny, are all located in the heart of the city. Krakow, today is the fourth city of Poland, but all Poles consider it the cultural capital of the country and visiting it is easy to understand why: a fascinating place, full of monuments and historical sites, museums, churches, beautiful buildings and at the same time a concentration of restaurants, bars and clubs and cultural events of all kinds.
For those who want to visit the surroundings of Krakow, do not miss the visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, since 1978 UNESCO World Heritage; it is something spectacular, an underground city carved in salt, with churches sculptures and miles of paths. Sad but necessary a visit to the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz and Birkenau.