|UNESCO #29 - Historic Center of Cracow - POLAND|
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Kraków - POLAND - UNESCO #29
This is my first postcard from Poland, sent by Ania, and it shows the Main Market Square with the Town Hall Tower in Kraków - this is one of the largest town square in Europe (40.000m2) and all the historic center is a UNESCO site since 1978 (date of the first reunion). Thanks a lot Ania, now I have 56 sites, only 906 to finish. This postcard took 10 days to arrive!
The historic centre of Cracow, the former capital of Poland, is situated at the foot of the Royal Wawel Castle. The 13th-century merchants' town has Europe's largest market square and numerous historical houses, palaces and churches with their magnificent interiors. Further evidence of the town's fascinating history is provided by the remnants of the 14th-century fortifications and the medieval site of Kazimierz with its ancient synagogues in the southern part of town, Jagellonian University and the Gothic cathedral where the kings of Poland were buried.