Historical District in Krakow
Poland’s prime tourist attraction, a must with few equals in
the entire Central and Eastern Europe. The place has been
settled since the Stone Age at least. In 1038 Krakow became
the capital of Poland and Polish monarchs took up their
residence in its Wawel Royal Castle.
The Old Town historical district in Krakow’s heart is
actually the medieval city established in 1257 by Prince
Boleslav V, the ruler of Poland at the time. Its well
preserved original grid of streets with the huge central Grand Square,
Europe’s largest in the Middle Ages, seems the last stage in
the perfection of medieval city planning. It is also the
best example of that art.
In its long history
Krakow underwent many ups and downs. The proud capital city of a
mighty kingdom for centuries, it was turned into a sleepy
borderland town of the Austrian empire in the 19th century. Then
it became a vital center of Polish national awakening at the
turn of the 20th century and the cradle of Poland’s rebirth,
only to be reduced to backwater under communism. Now Krakow is
nearly a million city ripe for restoration to European status.
And the beautiful Old Town area remains its vibrant hub with
numerous landmarks, museums, art galleries, music venues,
theaters, university colleges, etc. on top of myriad boutiques,
cafes, and restaurants.
Wawel Royal Castle
Home to three dynasties of Poland's monarchs. Its
stately halls and exquisite chambers are filled with priceless
art, best period furniture and rare ancient objects. The
collection of the 16th-century monumental Flemish
tapestries is matchless.
Poland's impressive national shrine shelters plenty of
superb church art. Its giant bell of 1520 ranks with the
world's largest. Most Polish kings and their family members are
buried in the cathedral, its chapels and crypts.
Krakow’s central Grand Square (Rynek Glowny), the
largest plaza of medieval Europe and one of the world’s finest
with its spectacular landmarks, has remained the hub of the city
since the 13th century.
Basilica of the Virgin Mary's
The immense Gothic church, Krakow's principal temple
since the 13th century, shelters the world's greatest Gothic sculpture among its many excellent works of art.
The world's oldest shopping mall has been in business
for 700 years. The present Renaissance edifice dates from 1555.
Town Hall Tower
Krakow's leaning tower was built by the end of the 13th
700-year-old main city gate with adjoining mighty walls
Awesome 500-year-old unmatched masterpiece of medieval
15th-century impressive Grand College of the Krakow
university where Copernicus once studied.
Planty Garden Ring
Park of 30 varied gardens among old trees round
Krakow's Old Town historical district.
The most beautiful of Europe's ancient streets, arguably.
Picturesque 17th-century church and monastery shelter
numerous naturally mummified bodies in their crypts.
in the Old Town area.
Any following information has been provided by respective
hotels on their sole responsibility.
Address: ul. Szujskiego 5. Logos Hotel is a 3-star hotel recommended by the
Polish Hotel Association and the Polish Commerce Chamber of Polish Hotel
Industry. It is situated in the centre of Krakow, 600 meters from the Main
Square. It's a small cosy building with 49 comfortably equipped rooms, a
restaurant, a drink bar and a SPA area.
Apart from the basic bed & breakfast service, we organise:
- local trips (sightseeing tours of the city, trip to the Salt Mine in
Wieliczka, sightseeing of the Oswiecim /Auschwitz/ Museum, the St. Mary’s
Sanctuary in Czestochowa and Lagiewniki and many other attractive programs),
- banquets and occasional parties, meals for groups in the restaurant at
very attractive prices. Our restaurant offers a discount for hotel guests,
recommends daily company dinners and organises occasional parties.
- transfers from the airport and the railway station in co-operation with a
Our prices are flexible and varied, depending on the customer, the form of
payment and the length of stay.