Description of Krakow
Krakow is one of the most visited cities in Poland. There are numerous historical monuments, good hotels, restaurants and recreational opportunities. The most significant sites (and the symbols of Krakow) are: the Wawel Castle, main Market Square with Barbican, the Sukiennice Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica, Kazimierz. Krakow's historic center is also on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The city is located next to other attractive places, such as: the Wieliczka salt mine, the Tatra Mountains, the former Nazi concentration camp (Auschwitz) and Ojcowski National Park. It is possible to organise a short trip outside the city to get some fresh air. Dunajec raft trip can turn out a perfect opportunity to rest and see beautiful landscapes while jauntly floating on the river.
It is said that Krakow is the cultural and educational capital of Poland. There is always something going on: music and film festivals, the Jewish Culture Festival, academic conferences and sports events. At Czartoryski Museum many famous works of art can be found (Leonardo da Vinci's 'Lady with an Ermine' or Rembrandt's 'Landscape with Good Samaritan'). Jagiellonian University is the