Sights from Krakow

Just photos today:

krakow europe cities

center of Europe?

Jagellonian University - Collegium Maius

Jagellonian University – Collegium Maius: one of the oldest universities in the world. Copernicus studied here.

Krakow friars minor church

Order of (Franciscan) Friars Minor church. There was beautiful brown light coming in through the upper left windows.

Krakow sideways head eros bendato

“Eros Bendato” by Igor Mitoraj (1999)

Eros Bendato Krakow

our tour guide

Battle of Grunwald statue krakow

celebrating the Polish-Lithuanian victory over Teutonic Knights at the Battle of Grunwald – 1410

Krakow Planty

the 4km circumference of the old town (previously a defensive moat?) was turned into a park

St. Mary's Basilica in the main square (Rynek Glowny)

St. Mary’s Basilica in the main square (Rynek Glowny)

St. Mary's Basilica

on the hour, a trumpet is played…and abruptly cut short.

St. Mary's Basilica in the main square (Rynek Glowny)

nighttime (obviously)

Sukiennice Krakow Rynek Glowny

Sukiennice in the main square. This was a medieval cloth market and now amber, cloth, and other souvenirs are sold. The original layers have been carefully excavated – we toured the museum underground.

Wawel Cathedral Krakow

cathedral in Wawel Castle

Krakow Florianska

Krakow Vistula river

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