Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in 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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Let's witness the history of Krakow with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Ulica Florianska

    #1 of 40 Historical Places 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

  2. Ulica Kanonicza

    #2 of 40 Historical Places 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

  3. Plaszow Concentration Camp

    #3 of 40 Historical Places 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

  4. Pomnik Grunwaldzki

    #4 of 40 Historical Places 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

  5. Tauron Arena

    #5 of 40 Historical Places 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

  6. Standbeeld Van De Hond Dzok

    #6 of 40 Historical Places in Krakow
    Standbeeld Van De Hond Dzok

    Tags: Sculpture

    Address: Koletek 20, 31-069 Kraków, Poland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    At the foot of Wavel hill, in the patch of land between the hill and the Vistula river, there is a narrow but pleasant parkland. Here, an amusing sculpture has been installed. It’s of a dog bein...Read more

  7. St. Florian's Church

    #7 of 40 Historical Places in Krakow
    St. Florian's Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    Address: Warszawska 1b, 31-155 Kraków, Poland

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:30 pm Details

    St. Florian is Poland's patron saint of firefighters and chimney sweeps. Interestingly, the saint has no real historical role in Poland. The city needed a patron saint and that's why the relics of the...Read more

  8. Przegorzaly Castle

    #8 of 40 Historical Places in Krakow
    Przegorzaly Castle

    Tags: Observatory, Castle, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Bielańsko-Tyniecki Landscape Park, Jodłowa 13, 30-001 Kraków, Poland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    In the forests of Wolski, the Przegorzaly Castle is one of the main stops for hikers and cyclists. It’s not an especially old place; it was built by the Germans during WWII. Today the premises o...Read more

  9. St. Barbara's Church

    #9 of 40 Historical Places in Krakow
    St. Barbara's Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    Address: Mały Rynek 8, 31-041 Kraków, Poland

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

    Overshadowed by the St. Mary’s Basilica, which was the house of prayer for rich Germans, this smaller 14th century church is probably closer to the hearts of the people of Krakow, as this is whe...Read more

  10. High Synagogue

    #10 of 40 Historical Places in Krakow
    High Synagogue

    Tags: Religious Site, Synagogue

    Address: Józefa 38, 30-001 Kraków, Poland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The third oldest Jewish place of worship was constructed in 1560. The ‘High’ in the name doesn’t refer to some sort of ecclesiastical responsibility. Rather, it refers to the fact th...Read more

  11. Szeroka Street

    #11 of 40 Historical Places in Krakow
    Szeroka Street

    Tags: Streets

    Address: Szeroka, Kraków, Poland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The street is among the handful of locations in the city made famous by the Steven Spielberg’s movie Schindler’s List. This is perhaps the most important street and square in the district ...Read more

  12. Wawel Royal Castle

    #12 of 40 Historical Places in Krakow
    Wawel Royal Castle

    Tags: Art And Culture, Castle, Architecture , Archaeological Site

    Address: Wawel Royal Castle, Wawel 5, Krakow, Poland

    Timings: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Details

    A conspiracy theorist will no doubt wonder if there is something supernatural that attracts humans to Wawel. Archaeologists have shown the first human settlements on Wawel hill to be more than 50,000 ...Read more

  13. St Marys Basilica

    #13 of 40 Historical Places in Krakow
    St  Marys Basilica

    Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Tower, Architecture

    Address: St. Mary’s Basilica, Plac Mariacki 5, Krakow, Poland

    Timings: 11:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Originally built in the 13th century, the imposing structure that stands opposite the main market square was completed in 1347. Built in the brick Gothic style it has now become a template for Polish ...Read more

  14. Krakow Old Town

    #14 of 40 Historical Places in Krakow
    Krakow Old Town

    Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Museum, Palace

    Address: Krakow Old Town, Krakow, Poland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The city of Krakow is a metropolis with over a million residents today. During medieval times Krakow was the capital of Poland, a burgeoning economy and a strong state, with befitting architecture; a ...Read more

  15. Sandomierska Tower

    #15 of 40 Historical Places in Krakow
    Sandomierska Tower

    Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Tower

    Address: Wawel Royal Castle, Wawel 5, 31-001 Kraków, Poland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Open only during the summer, this artillery tower was one of two that rose on the south side of the castle complex. It was erected as the defences on that side were thought to be weak. Despite its mil...Read more

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