The old center of Krakow is a large, colorful collection of monuments, cathedrals, beautiful mansions and even a castle. The former capital of Poland is on the UNESCO World Heritage List for a reason.
Krakow (800,000 inhabitants) is one of the major tourist attractions in Europe. The Main Market Square (Rynek Główny) is even the largest city square in Europe. The square in the heart of the city is the size of three football fields and is surrounded by stately mansions, palaces and churches from the 13th century. Tourist attractions in the square include the Sukiennice bazaar and St. Mary's Church. A little further between the market square and the river Wisla, you will find the imposing Wawel Castle, which was once home to the Polish kings and later presidents.