CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS IN KRAKOW
Krakow is a city that offers many cultural events for tourists. Dozens of festivals take place here every year, including the International Jewish Culture Festival, the Graphic Arts Triennial, the Sacrum Profanum Festival and the International Short Film Festival.
The Krakow Philharmonic and the Krakow Opera regularly host outstanding performers of world renown. The most famous Polish actors perform on the stage of Krakow theatres. You can go to the famous Piwnica pod Baranami (Cellar under the Rams).
The sports and entertainment complex Tauron Arena Krakow, opened in recent years, regularly invites famous artists. The most important sports events are organised there. The ICE Krakow Centre is a venue for Polish and international conferences, fairs and exhibitions.
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WHAT IS WORTH SEEING IN KRAKOW AND ITS SURROUNDINGS
Old City – Main Market Square, Barbican, St Mary’s Church, Wawel Royal Castle. Numerous museums, including the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology.
Kazimierz – the former Jewish quarter, now a favourite place for artists where synagogues neighbour fashionable clubs and art galleries.
Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory – an exhibition in the factory run during the Second World War by a German, Oskar Schindler, who, by employing Polish Jews, saved their lives.
Wieliczka –.salt mine; walk through underground passages, through grottos and adits to the biggest attraction – a chapel richly decorated with salt sculptures carved in salt rock.
Zakopane – the winter capital of Poland and the most fashionable mountain resort. It attracts lovers of mountain expeditions and winter sports.
Łagiewniki – the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy and the Centre of John Paul II. Every year it is visited by millions of pilgrims from all over the world.
Wadowice – birthplace of Karol Wojtyla, later Pope and Saint John Paul II. Pilgrims can visit the museum set up in his home.
Auschwitz–Birkenau – the complex of German Nazi concentration camps from 1940-45, located near the town of Oświęcim.
Tyniec – Benedictine Abbey situated on a limestone hill. Located within the monastery premises is the Tyniec Abbey Museum.
Wooden Architecture Route – connects 253 most interesting monuments of folk architecture; picturesque churches, Orthodox churches, old manor houses, villas and open-air museums.