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  • 1. KRAKÓW POLAND'S CULTURAL CAPITAL
  • 2. Kraków  ( also Cracow or Krakow) is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River  in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centers of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one o f Poland's most important economic hubs.
  • 3. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1569; the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1569 to 1596; Free City of Kraków from 1815 to 1846; the Grand Duchy of Cracow from 1846 to 1918; and Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1999. It is now the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.
  • 4. The city has grown from a Stone Age settlement to Poland's second most important city. It began as a hamlet on Wawel Hill and was already being reported as a busy trading centre of Slavonic Europe in 965. With the establishment of new universities and cultural venues at the emergence of the Second Polish Republic in 1918 and throughout the 20th century, Kraków reaffirmed its role as a major national academic and artistic centre
  • 5. The city has a population of approximately 760,000 whereas about 8 million people live within a 100 km radius of its main square. In 1978, UNESCO approved the first ever sites for its new World Heritage List, including the entire Old Town in inscribing Cracow's Historic Centre. Kraków is classified as a global city by GaWC, with the ranking of High sufficiency.
  • 6. Beautiful historic buildings and places… Old Town - Market Square
  • 7. Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven (St. Mary's Church) adjacent to the Main Market Square
  • 8. Renaissance Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) in Main Market Square
  • 9. Florian Gate
  • 10. Barbican of Kraków (Barbakan)
  • 11. Juliusz Slowacki Theatre
  • 12. Jagiellonian University Collegium Maius
  • 13. Wawel Castle
  • 14. Wawel Cathedral
  • 15. Authors: Paulina Czamara Judyta Szpunar Justyna Parys Tomasz Gołąbek Dawid Goclan Alicja Pazder Angelika Łącz Sylwia Kupiec Milena Markiewicz Marianna Cyma Karolina Pakulska Weronika Wojdacz