Best Tourist Attraction Places

Top Tourist Attraction places in poland

1. St Mary's Church (Kosciol Mariacki)

On the square, the church has two towers of unequal heights. The legend is that two brothers each built a different tower, and then one killed the other out of jealousy before jumping to his own death. The taller tower is topped wtih a gold crown, and actually was used by government, not the church.

2. Wawel Royal Castle

Wawel Castle is perched atop a hill and it's beautiful inside and out. It towers over the city and demands attention and awe for first time visitors. Upon entering the castle your stepping back in time and it's a wonderful visual journey. Visiting the staterooms, armory and the dragon den were awesome.

3. Malbork Castle

Malbork Castle is the largest medieval castle in Europe. It was built between the XIII and XIV centuries to serve as the home of the Grand Master of the Knights of the Teutonic Order. It's been said it is impenetrable, a castle built for defense.

4. Collegium Maius

The oldest building in Krakow's University Campus is Collegium Maius (Great College).The site was purchased in 1400 by King Jagiello. Fragments of the large 14th century limestone kamienica survive on the corner of Anny Street and Jagiellonska.

5. Kazimierz (Jewish Quarter)

Kazimierz is home to the Jewish quarter of Krakow. Once a vibrant area housing over 60,000 Jews the Jewish population has dwindled to around 100 due to the effects of the war. If you are looking for Jewish history, be sure to visit the eastern side, as the western side is predominantly catholic. There are three remaining synagogues within the quarter.

6. Old Town Market Square (Rynek Starego Miasta)

The Old Town Market Square was, for many years, a centre of public life in Warsaw, the setting for fairs, festivities meetings and even some executions. Many of the houses were built or re-styled by wealthy merchants in the 17th century.

7. Rynek Glowny (Market Square)

The heart of Krakow is the Rynek Glowny. At 200m by 200m it is the largest market area of any European city. Its bulk is broken up though by the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), the porticoed building at its heart. Now it is a charming and echoing tunnel lined by stalls selling souvenirs. Be sure to shop around, as chances are you can find the same thing at different prices.

8. Czartoryski Museum

The Czartoryski Museum is an eclectic and interesting collection of artwork and curios begun by Princess Isabella Czartoryski in 1800 and continued by her descendants. Originally situated in the Polish town of Pulawy the collection was brought to Krakow in the early 1870s where is has remained since except for the disruption and removal of various pieces during the First and Second World Wars.

9. Czestochowa

Czestochowa is in the Silesia region of Poland, approximately 126 kilometres from Cracow and has a population of around 250, 000 people. Poland's intense Catholicism can be experienced here in Czestochowa; one of the world's most important shrines.

10. Royal Castle

On the south side of the Old Town in Warsaw lies the monumental red brick building known as the Royal Castle. The building which has been reconstructed in minute detail and has been enrolled on the UNESCO World Heritage List along with the Old Town.