Thursday, July 18, 2013

Historic Centre of Kraków

Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Developed over many centuries, especially the period when it was the royal capital of Poland, Kraków provides a showcase setting for many historic styles of architecture. Its historic centre, which includes the Old Town, Kazimierz and the Wawel Castle, was included as the first of its kind on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1978. I would like to take this opportunity, to thank my friend Ola from Kraków, for these beautiful postcards! The first card shows two famous and important architectural monuments also landmarks of the old town: the St. Mary's Basilica and the Adam Mickiewicz Monument, located in the vicinity of the Main Square which is the largest medieval town square in Europe. There is a special mark on the backside reads “Stagecoach at the Main Square in Kraków”. I have searched and found a photo shows this lovely stagecoach functioned as a small post office located in the square! A corner of the Main Square is shown on the second card. The third interesting one, which is mainly devoted to the UEFA Euro 2012, shows the Renaissance Sukiennice located in the central feature of the Square. Last two cards show the Wawel Royal Castle at night and the fireworks above it when New Year is coming, respectively. 


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