Krakow Photos

(Krakow, Malopolskie, Poland)

Krakow Barbican (Barbakan) photograph
A fortified outpost to the Old Town, the Barbakan (Barbican) offers an insight into the city's past defensive barriers and extensive medieval fortifications. The Barbakan is actually one of just three such fortified outposts still standing in the whole of Europe.

City view of Krakow
The skyline of the city is quite distinctive and is comprised of many bright-red roofs.

Aerial picture of Krakow
When viewed from afar, the cityscape contains a surprising amount of green spaces and mature trees.

Photo of Krakow's Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)
Reputed to be one of the world's most historic shopping malls, the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) dates back more than 700 years and stands in the Rynek Glowny (Main Market Square / Grand Square).

Image of the Main Market Square in Krakow
Located in the Old Town, the Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny / Rynek Krakowski) dates as far back as the 13th century and is considered to be Europe's biggest medieval town square.

Further photo showing the Main Market Square in Krakow
Many striking buildings surround the Main Market Square, including the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), St. Mary's Basilica (Kosciól Mariacki), the Town Hall, the Church of St. Wojciech and St. Adalbert's Church.

Photo of the Krakow Juliusz Slowacki Theatre (Teatr Slowackiego)
Thought to have been based on the Paris Opera House, the Juliusz Slowacki Theatre (Teatr Slowackiego) is a spectacular Gothic building and looks more like a palace than an actual theatre.

Picture of Krakow Town Hall (Wielkopolskich Palace)
Known as both the Town Hall and the Wielkopolskich Palace, this eye-catching building is easy to spot, being rather dominated by its tall Gothic tower.

Picture of the Krakow Royal Castle (Wawel)
The famous Royal Castle (Wawel Castle) is located alongside the Vistula River and on the left bank, where it is of great importance to the Polish nation. Interestingly, it is believed that people first settled in the Wawel area more than 50,000 years ago, during the Paleolithic Age.

Image of the tower at the Royal Castle in Krakow
The Royal Castle contains many striking architectural features and towers, and has been built around a central courtyard. Its current Renaissance appearance is the result of remodelling by Italian architects at the beginning of the 16th century.