Krakow is a southern Poland city cited as one of Europe's most beautiful cities and its Old Town was declared the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the world. It has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, economic, cultural and artistic life. All of the main sights are within walking distance of each other. Large market square, colorful streets, historic sites, and abundance of amazing, budget friendly restaurants, Krakow is a favorite stop for many people on their tour through Poland. One of the best things to do while in Krakow is to take a day trip out to Auschwitz-Birkenau which is the largest of the Nazi concentration camps.
The sweeping Main Square in the Old Town tells you all you need to know about Kraków’s wealth and authority in Medieval Times, while the royal castle and cathedral on Wawel Hill convey the full might of the Polish monarchy. With tons of prettily decorated churches, ancient buildings, St. Mary’s Tower, Rynek Underground Museum, elegant terraces and winding cobbled streets, Krakow is certainly a sightseer’s paradise, but there’s more to this city than learning and taking snaps. Throughout the city’s old town, visitors can take advantage of a brilliant array of nightlife opportunities, sample Polish cuisine, and enjoy local brews.