Krakow with its unique atmosphere is magnetic. In this historical capital of Poland, cradle of science and art., the spirit of the past is sensed not only in the cosmopolitan Main Square. Almost every nook and cranny of the city hides architectural wonders worth to be discovered.
These places are worth visiting:
Main Square and its undergrounds
(distance from Novotel Kraków City West – 3,3 km)
It is a unique place, designed in the middle of 13th century, soon became the main public space and for ages has been invariably the heart and soul of the city. Here the Cloth Halls and St. Mary’s Basilica are located. But nearly all tenements houses are historical. If you want to see what was the Krakow Main Square like in the times of Mikołaj Kopernik, you’ll need to go underground.
Wawel Royal Castle
(the distance from Novotel Krakow City West – 4 km)
Wawel Royal Castle together with the Wawel Hill is among the most historically and culturally significant monuments in Poland. It is one of the most important museums in the country, yet equipped with all modern solutions. 6 interactive multimedial stands offer comprehensive information about the Wawel Hill and the institution of Wawel Royal Castle.
Jewish District Kazimierz
(distance from Novotel Krakow City West – 5 km)
A very special place, the history of which was shaped by a long-lasting Christian-Jewish vicinity. The district, which nowadays is culturally and artistically vibrant, is tempting especially for those who want to taste the bohemian atmosphere of Krakow.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine
(the distance from Novotel Krakow City West – 16,5 km)
Close to Krakow you will find a world-class monument, listed as one of the first twelve objects on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List – Wieliczka Salt Mine. Centuries-old tradition is mixed here with modernity makes it one of the most valuable monuments in Poland, which is visited every year by over million tourists from all over the world.