Krakow is Poland’s second largest city and the country’s main tourist desCracowtination. The city remains the culture capital of Poland and its seven universities and nearly twenty other institutions of higher learning make Krakow the country’s principal center of science and education. The city is situated in southern Poland on both banks of Wisla (Vistula) river. Cited as one of Europe’s most beautiful
cities, its extensive cultural heritage across the epochs of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture includes the Wawel Cathedral and the Royal Castle on the banks of the Vistula river, the St. Mary’s Basilica and the largest medieval market square in Europe, the Rynek Główny. Kraków is home to Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest universities in the world and traditionally Poland’s most reputable institution of higher learning. There are 36 museums in Krakow including separate branches of the National Museum in Krakow and the City of Krakow Historical Museum. The city can boast several hundred restaurants and over thousand other eateries from fast food joints to sushi bars.

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