Sonntag, 27. Juni 2010

High Tatra - Day 5

Due to bad weather we decided to spend a day in Krakau. Krakow is a bit more than 100 km north of Zdiar.

We started our visit of Krakow at the Wavel. The Wavel was former residence of the polish kings of Krakow and together with the old city of Krakau UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Rynek Glowny (Market Square) - one of the largest medieval squares in Europe.

The following pictures shows Market Square with the Church of St. Adalbert in the background. St. Adaobert Church is of romanesque origin and one of the oldest stone churches in Poland.

Excavations revealed a wooden structure built in the 10th century which was followed by a stone structure in the 11th century.

One of the most impressive sights at Market square is certainly the Church of the Virgin Mary.

Especially the interior of the church is amazing. In particular, the high altar by Veit Stoss is really impressive.

Town Hall Tower

St. Florian's gate controlled the main exit to the city. Beneath the medieval walls you can see colorfoul pieces of art by local artists.

The Barbican was built as an extension of the Florian Gate

Local market

Julisz Slowacki Theatre

The Dominican Church

The Small Market Square

The Church of St Peter and Paul

The Church of St Andrew

Kazmierz - The old Jewish district of Krakow

The Wavel in evening light

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