This historic city of Krakow is situated on the Vistula River at the foot of Wawel Hill in Little Poland region. It is the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship since 1999; previously, it was the capital of Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century.
Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading scientific, cultural and artistic centres of the country, the former residence of the Polish kings and a national capital, considered by many to remain the spiritual heart of Poland due to its history of more than a thousand years. Kraków is also a major centre of local and international tourism, attracting seven million visitors per year.
When in Krakow, take a walk in the historic centre and admire its rich Renaissance architecture with some intersting examples of Baroque and Gothic. Among the most important historic buildings are: the Royal Castle and Cathedral, the medieval Old Town with its beautiful square, old churches and museums, just to name a few attractions.
Don’t forget that Krakow’s city administration hosts many annual cultural events, including some of international significance.