From Krakow Massive Medieval History
Krakow's Old Town is a 13th-century merchants' town, planned in 1257 following the city’s destruction during the Tatar invasions of 1241. The green park around the Old Town marks the city’s original fortifications that were demolished in the 19th century. In the middle of one stretch is the Gothic-style barbican, built around 1498, which once connected the fortified walls. It is one of only three such fortified outposts still surviving in Europe, and the best preserved. As a center of the most religious countries in Europe, Krakow offers and almost endless list of churches to visit. Right in the middle of the town square it the Church of St. Wojciech, one of the oldest stone churches in Poland. Of course, no medieval city would be complete without a castle, and the Wawel delivers with sweeping views and multiple museums. Be sure to plan your visit at http://www.wawel.krakow.pl/en/index.php?op=40
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To Torun One of Poland’s best-kept secrets
With its picture-perfect setting on the Vistula River and much of the medieval city walls still remaining, Torun is one of those towns that visitors just love to wander around. The old town is chock-full of exquisite medieval buildings, statues, restaurants, café bars as well as the charming town hall, which along with the everyday hustle and bustle, simply oozes atmosphere. Take a walk around the cobblestone streets and immerse yourself in the charm of this medieval market town. Besides the incredible architecture and buildings, Torun can also boast that it is the birthplace of Copernicus (the astronomer who placed the sun, rather than the earth, at the center of the universe) who has his own statue in the town and a university named in his honor. The town is also famous throughout Poland for its gingerbread, made there since the thirteenth-century and a treat every visitor should try.
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