Krakow city of excitement, legends, history, restaurants, sightseeing, nightlife. Krakow cultural capital of Poland
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Krakow Krakow is one of the largest and oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century.     -More photos on next page Krakow-

Cloth-Hall probably the oldest shopping mall in the world, it has been in business for over 700 years. The Cloth-Hall was extended in the second half of the 14th century. To create the Gothic structure 108 meter long and eight meter wide.

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Since the mid-eleventh century the Wawel Castles has been the main seat of Polish rules,and in the same century, under the reign of King Casmir the Restorer, Krakow became the capital of a wide-spread country, and served as such until the end of the sixteenth century(1609), that is to the decline of the Polish State.
Royal castle Niepolomice a copy of royal castle Wawel Niepolomice  Go to Ojcow Ruins

Krakow Krakow city of excitement, legends, history, restaurants, sightseeing, nightlife. Krakow cultural capital of Poland

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Castles, Churches of Krakow and region. The origin of Krakow dates back to early Middle Ages Two prehistoric mounds commemorating two legendary rulers, Krakus and his daughter Wanda, seem to bear witnes to the ancient origin of the town. Our first deskription of Krakow comes in the year 965 from a merchant from Cordoba, Ibrahim iban-Jakub. Krakow have witnessed the batismal of Prince Mieszko I. In the year 1000 a bishopric was established in Krakow; this time also marks the erection of the first Romanesque structures on Wawel Hill. Krakow city of excitement, legends, and history.

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The Renaissance courtyard of the Royal Castle     -More photos on next page Krakow-

The Renaissance courtyard of the Royal Castle Krakow Poland. Krakow Poland.
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Castles, Ruins, Churches, Krakow and the Region, Royal Castle Wawel