Yesterday I was telling you a bit more about the Main Market Square so today I shall keep you on Krakow ground and tell you about a lovely spot, next to the Old Center, called Jan Matejko Square. You may say I am missing Krakow and that is why I am posting all Krakow posts while in Romania but to tell you the truth, I had these posts ready before my leave on the 14th this month, so I could enjoy the time home :) So there we are: me home eating Granny goodies and enjoying Easter + doing a bit of bureaucracy for the wedding & you lads and lasses looking at these lovely fisheye pictures of Krakow, taken in early April - fear not! I shall come back with pictures from Romania as well ;)
Kleparz was attached to Krakow in 1791 . At today's Matejko Square were created , among others, monumental buildings of the Directorate of Railways , Polish Bank and the Academy of Fine Arts.
In 1910 , the 500th anniversary of the victorious Battle of Grunwald, the Grunwald monument was erected , designed by Antoni Wiwulski . The creation of the monument was financed by Ignacy Paderewski. The monument was destroyed by the Nazis , in 1976, the monument was reconstructed . Before the monument is a marble slab Tomb of the Unknown Soldier .
barbakan krakowski) is a barbican – a fortified outpost once connected to the city walls. It is a historic gateway leading into the Old Town of Kraków, Poland. The barbican is one of the few remaining relics of the complex network of fortifications and defensive barriers that once encircled the royal city of Kraków in the south of Poland. It currently serves as a tourist attraction and venue for a variety of exhibitions.
***These places are totally worth some time. You can even get inside the Barbakan and into the towers and in the same ticket you can also visit the St. Florian's Gate. The ticket is valid for 48 hours if my memory serves me right and the price is about 15 zloty for both :) In the summertime there are even medieval festivals inside the Barbakan walls and there is a procession down the Royal Route, from the Barbakan to Florianska street to the wonderful Wawel Castle :) It should totally be on your list if ever you will visit Krakow ;)
P.S. Grunwald means green forest ;)
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