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Top 10 places in Krakow
Our app features the history of 72 monuments and great sites including places to discover Krakow. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Krakow
This large square of 200 m by 200 dates from the thirteenth century; Its center is occupied by the great Hall of Cloths rebuilt in 1555 in the Renaissance style. It is the largest medieval square in Europe: it was built from 1257, after Krakow had received a Charter. Also on the square are the Town... Read more
It was built on the foundations of an ancient Romanesque church of 1220, destroyed during a Tatar invasion. The new Gothic church was completed in 1408, after about 50 years of work. In 1478, Matthias Heringk crowned the 81m high tower with a set of turrets. It has long served as a watchtower to... Read more
Veit Stoss (1450-1533) was born in Horb on the Neckar in Germany. He was a great wood carver, straddling the late Gothic and the Renaissance. The altarpiece is 13 m high by 11 m wide and the carved figures of the central panel reach 2.7 m high. The triptych is double-sided: often the two panels are... Read more
It was built gradually between 1257 and today. It was originally used for the wholesale sale of fabrics, and consisted of small stalls. In 1358, King Casimir the Great decided to build a large, 100-meter-long, three-nave building, which could be accessed by two portals in the form of an ogive.... Read more
The building belonging to the Jagiellonian University was built between 1873 and 1887 by Feliks Ksiezarski, where a former academic center was destroyed by fire. It is in neogothic style; The architect wanted to draw his inspiration from Poland, but he could not detach himself from the Austrian and... Read more
The Akademia Krakowska, founded in 1364, settled in 1400 in this building bought by King Wladislaw II Jagellon for the University. It was radically transformed in the 15th century. Thanks to the addition of land from several dwelling houses. In the center of the new brick edifice of late Gothic... Read more
After Jan von K ty, professor of theology at Collegium Maius, already considered a saint, had been buried in the Gothic church of St. Anne in 1473, the latter soon proved too small. After the sanctification of the professor, in 1689, it was decided to destroy the old church and to build a new one,... Read more
This gothic stone tower, 34 m high, dates from the beginning of the 14th century. : It was part of a double wall which surrounded the whole city, built to defend the city against the attacks of the Turks; It included many fortified gates and was surrounded by an interior moat and an exterior moat.... Read more
This round, Gothic, perfectly preserved fortress, which protected the main entrance of the city, was built around 1499. The walls have an average thickness of 3 m and the walls of the corridor that led to the Florian gate were even more thick. The building was adapted to the new situation arising... Read more
It is a small wonder of the eclectic art realized between 1891 and 1893 on the drawings of Jan Zawiejski: it marries the neoclassical art with a preponderant neo-baroque art and other styles. The construction of the theater, however, was destroyed by the medieval church of the Holy Spirit and by... Read more
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