Landmarks

The top attractions in Krakow aren’t the only things in the city that will give you visual entertainment. The city also has a number of landmarks that will take your breath away. Here are some of these amazing landmarks in the city:

City Walls

The medieval fortification in the city features 2-mile walls of 8 gates and 39 towers. Its construction started in the late 13th century. It stands 10 meters high with 2.5 meters thickness. This particular landmark will give you a glimpse of the city’s past.

Town Hall Tower

If Italy has the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Crracow also has its own leaning tower thru the Town Hall Tower. This 70-meter tall tower leans by 55 centimeters as a result of a strong wind that hit the city in 1703. This tower was built in the late 13th century using brick and stone. Over a century’s old, several conflagrations have threatened the wall (which logically will tell you that it isn’t as strong as it used to be anymore).

Skalka Sanctuary

Next to the Jasna Gora monastery of Czestochowa, this sanctuary is the second holiest sanctuary in Poland. From the Wawel Castle, the sanctuary is just a 5-minute walk away. In 1079, a rotunda church once stood in this sanctuary’s rocky hillock. Here, King Boleslav II the Bold ordered the death of the city’s bishop, Stanislav.

Kanonicza Street

This picturesque street is located at the foot of the hilltop where the Wawel Royal Castle lies. When taking a royal tour to the city, this street is one of those streets you will pass by. From 1951 to 1963, this place used to be where Father Karol Wojtyla (who later became Pope John Paul II) lived.

These landmarks are perfect to take a picture with. They will also make interesting sights to add to your itinerary of activities.