Free walking tours in Kraków
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Best things to do and see in Krakow
Krakow is one of the most important cities in Poland. Located in the south of the country, very close to the border with Slovakia and close to the city of Bratislava or Vienna. It is a city that has a past full of history and very marked by everything that happened in the Second World War. The Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz) and the old ghetto are the most shocking and sad part of the city, but it is necessary to remember history to avoid repeating the atrocities committed in the past. The Casco Antiguo (Stare Miasto) was one of the first places to be declared a World Heritage Site with its spectacular Plaza del Mercado and the Church of Santa María.
There are a large number of guided tours in Krakow that offer the possibility of getting to know the city in 2-3 hours, visiting the essential places as well as the most emblematic monuments. In addition, there are thematic or more specific tours with routes through the Wawel Hill to visit the Cathedral and the Wawel Castle located on the banks of the Vistula River are undoubtedly icons of the city. Another point of interest is the Florian's Gate, which was the entrance to the walled city, with 8 gates and a total of 35 towers along the wall. If you cross the wall you will run into Barbacana, a fortress surrounded by a moat that used to defend the city. Other places you should know are Collegium Maius, the Planty gardens, the Oskar Schindler factory, the Bohaterów square with the monument of the chairs, very close to the city the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp or the Wieliczka salt mines.
All free walking tours in Krakow have a local guide who will help you learn about the lesser known stories and places of the city. You can read the opinions of the walkers to have more information about the different tours that there are in the locality. Other cities that also visit travelers in Poland and others countries are Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw or Prague.