Kraków is one of the most beautiful cities you will ever see. It came to prominence nearly 1,000 years ago when it became the royal capital of Poland and the centre of ancient trade routes to the orient and Baltic. The trade route, together with salt from Kraków’s salty mines ensured its immense prosperity. The city boasts an amazing collection of over 6,000 historic buildings including: 18 museums, 2.5 million works of art, a castle that evolved to become the sumptuous royal palace, one of Europe’s oldest universities and over 140 churches. Spared any significant war damage, today the city is a delight to explore. Its atmosphere is vibrant, alive and timeless. Amble your way through traditional markets and when it’s time to eat, dine on local specialities in beautifully vaulted medieval cellars In 1978 the unknown Archbishop of Kraków was elected Pope John Paul II. This fact unified the country, helped the Polish peple to throw off the yoke of communism and led to a surge of self-confidence and optimism that is so evident today.
“Warsaw is a thrilling busy city with many faces where tradition intermingles with modernity. In spite of many historical ups and downs, it was always a dynamic, Western-style metropolis. Its phenomenal character is expressed by its everlasting youthfulness, in spirit and appearance, a mixture of the old and new. The dominating silhouette of the city centre belongs to the Palace of Culture and Science, which today shares the skyline with numerous office towers. You can feel the breath of history in the Old Town, on Nowy Świat Street and everywhere the city’s root have been preserved. Razed to the ground during World War II, Warsaw was rebuilt by the effort of the whole nation.
The Old Town – its historical centre and the heart of the capital was painstakingly restored to its former splendour and it is now included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. .Warsaw not only is the centre of business and administration but also of science, culture and arts. Today Warsaw is Poland’s most cosmopolitan, dynamic and modern city, with many luxury hotels, elegant shops and diverse services. Whether you are interested in theatre, good food, shopping, museums or bazaars you will find something just for you”.