At every turn in Krakow there is another chapter of the city's intriguing story waiting to be told. Visit the cobble-lined streets of Kazimierz, a short walk from the Old Town, to learn not only of the tragic fate of the city's pre-war Jewish population but also of the revival of Jewish culture there today. The cathedral at Wawel is a classic example of Italian-influenced Renaissance architecture, while the stone fortification of the Barbican was built to defend the city more than 500 years ago. The excellent museum under the main square takes visitors into a subterranean world where 1000-year-old objects have been unearthed and put on show, revealing the story of a city that grew up at the crossroads of Europe's major trading routes.