Kraków’s Wawel Royal Castle and Wawel Hill together form the most important cultural and historical site in all of Poland. The Castle, which dates from the 1300’s, has royal chambers, Italian Renaissance art, the largest collection of Ottoman tents in Europe, and much more, including a dragon legend. Because I cannot due justice to the Castle, I’ve decided to simply post a few photos and videos to give a flavor of what we experienced in Poland.

The first clip was taken during lunch on a street just off Wawel Hill. The music did not come from the restaurant, but from a street musician about a hundred feet away.

Pod Nosem Lunch 2

I was treated to this sighting of a horse-drawn carriage as I dined.

Krakow Carriage

The main square in Old Town, at 40,000 square meters, is one of the largest medieval town squares in Europe, and was bustling night and day. We happened upon performers promoting an upcoming dance competition.

Krakow Street Dancers

Wieliczka Salt Mine is located in the town of the same name, but still in the Kraków metropolitan area. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the second biggest tourist attraction in the country. (Husband not included.)

Keith at the Salt Mines