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The ancient capital of Poland
Krakow is renowned for its historical monuments, ancient streets and the home to some of the tastiest food in the world, and was named European Capital of culture in 2000.
This charismatic city attracts over 7 million tourists a year from all over the world such as history enthusiasts who want to experience the chilling but well preserved nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz, located just outside the city.
Anyone travelling to Krakow must never forget to visit the Wieliczka salt mine, an extraordinary example of human endeavour. An interesting fact about this place is that it is the only mining site in the world that has been continuously been running since the middle ages.
Krakow has so much to offer, from travelling the streets of old town in rickshaws and horse carriages and exploring the six thousand historical sites and more than two million works of art, if you're feeling ambitious enough, to walking along the glorious banks of the Vistula river.
Some of Krakow's old town sites to see also include Wawel Royal castle, Wawel cathedral, grand square and Town hall tower, Krako's very own leaning tower. But do not forget to visit the Gothic Wawel castle which dates back to the 13th century.
Poland's stunning second city is a captivating place, both to travel to and live in, it's slow but steady increase of foreigners and tourists looking/finding that truly special thing in the city.
From the upbeat nightlife filled with cafes, bars and clubs mixed up with 120,000 students and generous measure of ex - pats, Krakow defiantly has a lot to offer, for the more outgoing and party type people. A particular feature in the Old town is "cellar bar".
Before exploring the charismatic Krakow's unbeatable nightlife and pouring downs the large volumes of great tasting polish beer, i would recommend in fueling up on some of Poland's amazing food.
You will never find it hard to locate amazing places to eat in Krakow's old town, including pierogi stores and cafes.