Weekend getaway to Cracow: Wieliczka salt mine, Unesco sites - 3 days

Sightseeing and relax

 

Spend your weekend in one of the most interesting regions of Poland and Europe.

 

We will visit two places from the Unesco list: the Old Town in Cracow and Wieliczka Salt Mine, entered the List of the World Heritage in 1978, that is, they were among the first 12 sites chosen for the Unesco list.

Day 1

Tour of the Cracow Old Town during which you will see the  most important monuments of Cracow including: the Main Square with St. Marry’s Basilica housing the spectacular altar by Wit Stwosz, the Cloth Hall, Florianska Gate, St Florian’s Basilica, the Cracow Bishops’ Palace, St. Francis of Assisi Basilica, St. Joseph’s Church, St. Anne’s Collegiate Church, the Jagiellonian University with Collegium Maius.

 

Tour of the famous Wawel Hill with the Royal Castle and its Cathedral. It is a place of the most outstanding  historical and cultural value which has become one of the most popular museums.

The castle used to be the place of reign of the kings of Poland. The crypt of the Cathedral holds the tombs of Polish kings, princes and national heroes.

 

Day 2

Tour of Kazimierz Jewish District - which is one of the greatest tourist attractions, a place where the Christian and the Jewish cultures overlapped and coexisted peacefully for many years. A walk around the district will show you the most famous synagogues ( the Old Synagogue, The Remuh Synagogue, the Isaak’s Synagogue)

 

 

Day 3

Wieliczka Salt Mine, The Sanctuary of Divine Mercy

 

Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine, which houses  2000 chambers hollowed in solid rock, many of them beautifully ornamented. St. Kinga’s Chapel is the most impressive of all. A tourist route is 3.5 km and it takes 3 hours (included on the Unesco list).

 

The tour will take you to the ”Don’t be afraid” John Paul II Center, richly ornamented with Marko Rupnik’s mosaics, which is located near the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy.