Top Historical Places in Krakow, Poland

Historical Places in Krakow - Witness the History of Krakow

Krakow is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Krakow one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Krakow is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Krakow or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Krakow. Explore the historical monuments of Krakow with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Krakow guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Krakow page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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    List of Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Krakow

    Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Krakow.

  • Katedra Wawelska

    #1 of 38 Historical Things To Do in Krakow
    Katedra Wawelska

    Tags: Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Wawel 3, 31-001 Kraków, Poland

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The magnificent 14th century Gothic church you see here is the third on this site. The first was built in the 11th century, the second in the 12th century. It is the country’s national sanctuary...Read more

  • Plac Bohaterow Getta

    #2 of 38 Historical Things To Do in Krakow
    Plac Bohaterow Getta

    Tags: Monument

    Address: plac Bohaterów Getta, 30-001 Kraków, Poland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    In a square where four streets meet, at the location of the former Warsaw Ghetto, at the place where the first armed clashes between partisans and the Nazi took place, a great monument rises. It was c...Read more

  • Ulica Florianska

    #3 of 38 Historical Things To Do in Krakow
    Ulica Florianska

    Tags: Streets

    Address: Floriańska, Kraków, Poland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Overview of Floriaska Krakow’s most famous street is old. It was planned in 1257 as part of Old Town in the reconstruction efforts after the Tatar invasions. Stretching a little of half kilomete...Read more

  • Kopiec Kosciuszki

    #4 of 38 Historical Things To Do in Krakow
    Kopiec Kosciuszki

    Tags: Monument

    Address: Bielańsko-Tyniecki Landscape Park, al. Waszyngtona 1, 30-204 Kraków, Poland

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    A timulus is an artificial earthen mound raised over graves, usually constructed to mark an important site. In this case, it commemorates the Polish national leader  Tadeusz Kosciuszko, who fough...Read more

  • Ulica Kanonicza

    #5 of 38 Historical Things To Do in Krakow
    Ulica Kanonicza

    Tags: Streets

    Address: Kanonicza, Kraków, Poland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is said to be one of the prettiest streets in Europe. Its history dates back to the 14th century when the road connected an old hamlet known as Okol to Krakow. The cobbled pathway is known f...Read more

  • Stara Synagoga

    #6 of 38 Historical Things To Do in Krakow
    Stara Synagoga

    Tags: Religious Site, Synagogue

    Address: Szeroka 24, 31-053 Kraków, Poland

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Overview of Old Synagogue The country's oldest surviving synagogue is a highly important religious landmark. Originally built in the fifteenth century and then reconstructed in the second half of the ...Read more

  • Plaszow Concentration Camp

    #7 of 38 Historical Things To Do in Krakow
    Plaszow Concentration Camp

    Tags: Prison

    Address: Kamieńskiego, 30-001 Kraków, Poland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Established in 1940, for five years Plaszow camp was part of the Nazi death machine. The prisoners at this camp may not have died in the same way as those in Auschwitz or Majdanek, but it was still am...Read more

  • Pomnik Grunwaldzki

    #8 of 38 Historical Things To Do in Krakow
    Pomnik Grunwaldzki

    Tags: Monument

    Address: 30-001 Kraków, Poland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Poland and Lithuania fought a mighty and famous against the Teutonic Knights in 1410. 500 years later that event was commemorated by the unveiling of this great monument by Antoni Wiwulski. The most p...Read more

  • Tauron Arena

    #9 of 38 Historical Things To Do in Krakow
    Tauron Arena

    Tags: Arena

    Address: Stanisława Lema 7, 31-571 Kraków, Poland


    This indoor arena has been used for a variety of sporting events. These include badminton, boxing, curling, acrobatics, football, basketball, figure skating, martial arts, table tennis, tennis and ath...Read more

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