Kraków

Kraków is the chief city of Province in the south of Poland. At its core is a beautifully-preserved medieval town on the banks of the River Wisła or Vistula, and it's Poland's top tourist draw.

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The Old City of Kraków, referred to in Polish as Stare Miasto, forms the historical kernel of this vibrant city and is the first target for most travellers to the city for accommodation, eating out, entertainment, and attractions. Photo: Taxiarchos228, CC BY 3.0.

is a part of Old Town district of Krakow in . Photo: Eli Ruth, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Eastern part of Kraków consists of several districts, most known of which is Nowa Huta. Photo: Andrzej O, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Southern part of Kraków consists of six districts. Most interesting are Podgórze and Dębniki, located on the Vistula river bank opposite the Old Town. Photo: A&D, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Tourist attraction
The on the Wawel Hill, also known as the Wawel Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic church and cathedral of the Archdiocese of Kraków, located on Wawel Hill in Kraków, . Photo: Jakubhal, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Tourist attraction
Saint Mary’s Basilica is a Brick Gothic church adjacent to the Main Market Square in Kraków, . Photo: Pgkos, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Tourist attraction
The Kraków , in Lesser Poland, dates to the Renaissance and is one of the city's most recognizable icons. Photo: Jlascar, CC BY 2.0.

Museum
The , popularly abbreviated as MNK, established in 1879, is the main branch of 's National Museum, which has several independent branches with permanent collections around the country. Photo: Kgbo, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Destinations

In the early 20th century Kraków grew rapidly, engulfing surrounding neighbourhoods. Photo: KlausFoehl, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

Locality
is a neighbourhood in Kraków, , situated directly to the north of , marking the beginning of the Royal Road. Photo: Vit Korotky, CC BY 3.0.

Quarter
Photo: ImreKiss, CC BY 3.0.

Locality
is a suburb of Kraków, , now part of district. is situated 4½ km southeast of Kraków. Photo: acik34, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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