The Old Town has preserved its medieval character. There are lots of charming, shady lanes, splendid facades and hidden churches to explore on your own after the walking tour.
The Main Market Square – the largest medieval square in Europe with the Town Hall Tower, splendid Cloth Hall and St. Mary’s Church, one of the most beautiful examples of gothic architecture in our city containing the great work of art – the altar by the Nuremberg sculptor Veit Stoss opened every day shortly before noon. You musn’t miss this moment – two movable wings of the 16 metres high altar slowly move back to reveal the impressive scene of Christ’s mother falling asleep.
The University Quarter – Collegium Maius – the oldest location of the Jagiellonian University dating back to the 14th century (the second oldest university in Central Europe). Have you known that the famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus spent here four years?
The Royal Castle and the Cathedral – residence of Kings and Queens of Poland housing a great collection Renaissance Brussels tapestries in the Royal chambers and the holiest church of the country, the main coronation and burial place of the Kings, also the church of Karol Wojtyła as archbishop of Krakow. Looking from the Sigismud Tower, where you can see and touch a great bell fulfilling wishes, the lovely panorama of the Old Town stretches out in front of you.
The tour includes also: Archbishop’s Palace (outside), the Franciscan church and monastery, Grodzka Street with numerous churches and lovely courtyards, Kanonicza Street at the bottom the Royal castle.The tour contains comments on the contemporary Poland, political and social life.
Duration: approximately 3 – 3,5 h depending on number of entrances.
Price: 1-3 persons 250 PLN, 4-8 persons 280PLN; over 8 price negotiable. The price does not include the entrance fees.
There is a possibility to visit the Royal Chambers on request.