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UNESCO Sites

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Krakowa Historical Center

Centuries ago, surrounded by monumental walls, and now a green park belt, Krakow city center is somewhat protected from the urban bustle of the everyday city life. There is always an opportunity to experience the unique charm that surrounds the historical center of Krakow, whether it be by night or day. No matter what your interests are or how you like to spend your time, be it by visiting one of the innumerable churches, which in this part of the city are literally on every corner, sightseeing the world's largest geological museum under the main market square, or just walking down one of the many small charming alleys. more...

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Wieliczka Salt Mine

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is the only plant of its kind in the world, this is why UNESCO World Heritage naturally added this mining complex to the UNESCO lists as one of the first 12 sites picked from around the world. It is the only salt mine to of maintained productivity consecutively from the middle Ages to the present time. Wieliczka Salt mines are forged in a land of salt,the passages, chambers, lakes, and the smaller tunnels connecting the main mining shafts have a total length of about 300km and are located on 9 levels, reaching 327 meters deep into the earth. The tourist route is about 3.5 km long and takes about 3 hours to complete. more...

 

Auschwitz & Birkenau

Auschwitz is a place that stays long in the memory of those how visit. Auschwitz and Auschwitz II Birkenau are places that form a warning against the human aggression displayed in the acts that have taken place here. The facts speak for themselves, in 1940, Nazi Germany assumes control over the camp, which was originally used as a Polish army training camp, after the occupation of Poland it was used as a prison for Polish prisoners. Later being transformed into the predominantly Jewish extermination camp of Auschwitz Birkenau. more...

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Wooden churches

The UNESCO heritage list also includes four of the many wooden churches that are included in the wooden architectural rout in Małopolska, namely: Binarowa, Dębno Podhalańskie, Lipnica Murowana and Sękowa. The uniqueness of these church’s is not only the famous paintings that are housed within them, but also the building style and architectural design of these buildings. As an example the wooden church, Dębno Podhalańskie is completely built without the use of any nails, using the traditional building techniques used by local craftsmen. more...

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Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is a very important pilgrimage site in Poland, situated about 30km south-west of Kraków center. It was created as a faithful duplicate of Jerusalem. The entire complex consists of 42 chapels and shrines commemorating events in the life and Passion of Jesus Christ. Bernadine St. Mary Sanctuary consists of a network of countless paths and trails. The buildings of Kalwaria are spread over a huge mountainous area in the Beskid Makowiecki Mountains. In the Holy Week there is organized a live play here, "Mystery of the Passion". In May, of the Jubilee year 2000 Kalwaria was listed on the UNESCO World Cultural and Heritage List, as a Religious and a Landscape Park. more...

 

 

 

 

 

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