The Wawel Castle and Golden Roofed Chapel
Krakow is the ancient capital of Poland and the residence or kings for centuries. Because Hitler loved the city so much, it was the only major city in the country to come through World War II essentially undamaged. As a result of this reprieve, its collection of monuments, without rival in Poland, is listed by UNESCO as one of the world’s twelve most significant historic sites.
The Rynek Glowny and Sukkienice
The city is indeed a visual treat, with the Wawel Castle being one of the most beautiful royal homes in Europe, and the old inner town a mass of flamboyant monuments. Until the war, the city revolved around its Jagiellonian University. Founded back in the fourteenth century, the university is one of the oldest in the world.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine (All of the artwork is made entirely by the miners in salt)
Some of the other important monuments, buildings and sites are: the Sukkienice (Cloth Hall), Rynek Glowny (Main Square), Brama Florianska (Gate of Florian), Barbakan (gatehouse), Kosciol Mariacki (St. Mary’s Cathedral), Wieliczka Salt Mine (one of the oldest and most amazing in the world), and Smok Wawelski (Wawel Dragon). This is one of the greatest cities in all of Europe! I have been there twice and can definitely vouch for this one myself.