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A city with a thousand-year history, a former seat of Polish kings and the capital of the country. One of Poland’s and Europe’s top tourist destinations. The historical city of Cracow.

Why is Cracow such a popular tourist destitantion?

Millions of tourists from Poland and abroad are attracted by one-of-a-kind atmosphere and the largest historical complex in Poland, unique on global scale, which encompasses over 6000 priceless architectural structures, as well as diversity and high standard of cultural events on offer here.
The city can boast the best museums in the country and some of the best theatres. It is home to one of the world's oldest and most distinguished universities. It has a number of Poland's top writers, painters, and musicians among its residents. Without a doubt, Cracow captivates with its unique and inspiring atmosphere.

Meetings in 2019
Visitors in 2019

The city is also known for hundreds of excellent restaurants, pubs and cafes as well as hotels located in the most prestigious Polish scenery of the Old Town and the vicinity of Wawel Royal Castle. The Cracow Old Town is a unique treasury of art, historical mementos and monuments that represent almost all architectural styles – from the Middle Ages to modern times. 

In recent years, Cracow has become a city of ever increasing innovative and creative initiatives in various fields. Until recently, it attracted with its legend: a treasure trove of Polish heritage, European Capital of Culture, a city full of events and unique collections, a city organizing excellent festivals. These advantages were complemented with purely economic or even business arguments: Today, Cracow is a place where it is not only worth holding a business meeting or a congress, but now, according to current trends, a business meeting in Cracow is a must.

Additionaly, Cracow found itself in the close finale of the Access City Award Contest, which is the ranking of cities organised by the European Commission. Cracow was awarded for ‘making efforts to increase the accessibility of public space in a very difficult environment, characterized by inaccessible infrastructure, and with special attention paid to the access to monuments’.


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