In this video, we encounter the magnificent cathedrals and castle of Kraków, which bear testament to Poland’s turbulent history, as well as to its achievements in art, architecture and culture.

While Kraków may no longer be Poland’s political capital, it makes a strong case for being the country’s cultural heart, given its historic centre listing as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Located on the River Vistula in southern Poland, Kraków’s historic centre is formed by three urban areas: the medieval City of Kraków (chartered in 1257), the Wawel Hill complex, and the town of Kazimierz, including the suburb of Stradom.

Taken altogether, it is one of the most outstanding examples of European urban planning, with representations of architectural styles ranging from the early Romanesque to the Modernist periods.

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