KrakowThe magnificent Wawel Castle, historic churches, excellent museums, Europe’s largest medieval square, and a vibrant food scene are among the many reasons to visit Krakow. Once the country’s capital, Krakow is a haven for art, architecture, and history lovers—and every traveler who likes to experience the energy of the world’s cultural centers. You may want to start by ascending the tower of St. Mary’s Basilica to get a bird’s-eye view of the city before you descend and begin exploring. Old Town boasts hundreds of hip restaurants, bars, and clubs and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to boot. Fill up on pierogies or veggie paninis, browse traditional crafts in the 13th-century Rynek Glowny square, and make sure to explore the synagogues of Kazimierz.