3 tours of the tourist attractions in Krakow

The Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Krakow

The Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Krakow @Pawel Pacholec/Flick

A place of death permeated by history, luxurious castles of the monarchs of past centuries, Gothic churches and the native land of the most loved Pope, this is how the turism of Poland looks like. We invite you to take a historical and cultural tour in a less promoted country, where romance blends with grim memories of the past.

In Poland you can visit many interesting places such as the cultural city Wroclaw, different mountain resorts, the Gothic Malbork castle, the famous Lazienki Park and Palace, the grim Auschwitz or the medieval city of Torun. There is no one perfect option to spend a few days in Poland.

We want to offer three variants of tours for those who have decided to visit the beautiful city of Krakow. In Krakow are organized tours to the main attractions of the city and its surroundings. Tours are, as in any other metropolis, designed by theme. We present you three of these.

Tour John Paul II

One of the emblematic figures of Poland is Pope John Paul II. This tour through Krakow takes tourists to places significant to his life, including the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, where Karol Wojtyla, the future pope was baptized. Another place to visit is the Shrine of Divine Mercy in the Lagiewniki district. This tour lasts about 4 hours and cost 120 PLN.

Statue of Pope John Paul II in Krakow

Statue of Pope John Paul II in Krakow @Terrazzo/Flick

Krakow Ghost Tour

The “Ghost tour in Krakow” is an evening walk through the forgotten attractions of the city. Tourists are told stories about the opponents of communism, medieval legends and customs that aimed to open the gate of heaven, information about the historical reality of Krakow in the Middle Ages or details about the myths and pagan beliefs. One such tour takes place in the evening after 19:00 and cost 60 PLN.

Streets of Krakow at night

Streets of Krakow at night @martyku/Flick

A tour of the St. Mary Church

If you want a short tour in Krakow, this is perfect for you. It is a Gothic church dating from the fourteenth century, located in the central square of Krakow. According to the legend, two brothers built the two towers of different heights. Because of jealousy, one of them killed the other with a sword. Besides the two towers, the church is famous for its wooden altar carved in the fifteenth century, being the work of master Wit Stwosz. The altar describes the medieval life through wooden figurines and carvings. The grand interior in vibrant colors, and especially the  blue vault, reminds of the Parisian art of the Saint-Chapelle. The admission is free. The shrine can be visited surcharge, for about 3 zlotys. Here you can watch the virtual gallery.

 

The Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Krakow

The Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Krakow @Pawel Pacholec/Flick

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