The Essential Guide to Kraków
The ancient capital of Poland, Kraków is full of historic monuments and vintage charm—plus plenty of excellent hotels and restaurants. Start your exploration in the heart of the city at the medieval marketplace Rynek Główny, where all paths cross. Nearby, you’ll find Collegium Maius, which belongs to the oldest university in Eastern Europe, and Wawel Hill, home to the royal castle and cathedral. From the hill, you can see several other important sites, including the Jewish quarter of Kazimierz; the Podgórze district, where the Oskar Schindler Factory is located; and the Kościuszko Mound, which honors Polish nationalist leader Tadeusz Kościuszko.