AGA Tenis Apartments constitute a convenient, perfectly located sightseeing base for visiting the closer and the more distant historic sights of the capital of Lesser Poland. The close neighbourhood of the Main Market Square allows casual planning of free time, sightseeing, shopping, visiting museums and theaters, and relaxing in a number of beautifully lit restaurants and cafés around the Main Market Square. All of the most interesting sights are at hand. A brief walk through the shaded Planty Park during a hot day is bound to be a great prelude to a visit to St. Mary's Church, to a shopping round in the Cloth Hall, or to a taste of some treats in one of the great restaurants in Krakow.
A tourist map of Krakow - the must visit places:
The Main Market Square - one of the most beautiful and oldest city market squares in Europe, included along with the Old Town in the World Heritage List. Besides St. Mary's Church and the Cloth Hall it is the main destination for thousands of Polish and foreign tourists.
The Planty Park - a 19th-century park, located around the Old Town, a special place, with old trees creating a shady dome, it offers some rest from the turmoil of the Main Market Square. It is a favourite strolling place for both tourists and the locals.
Wawel Castle - a symbol of Krakow, the former residence of the Polish kings, as well as a historic necropolis. It is the principal point on the tourist map of Krakow, and one of the most recognizable tourist attractions.
Kazimierz - a historic district of Krakow, registered along with the Old Town in the World Heritage List. Today the former Jewish district is a symbolic merger place of tradition, history, and cultural diversity. Unusually picturesque, full of cafés and restaurants, it invites and lures thousands of tourists to rest and relax there.
Collegium Maius - the building located at the corner of ul. Jagiellońska and ul. Św. Anny was purchased by King Władysław Jagiełło in 1400 and bestowed upon the Jagiellonian University. Nowadays, its arcaded galleries with cristal vaults in Collegium Maius deserve the highest admiration. In the center of the courtyard a well is situated, and the historic staircase leads to the first floor.
The Czartoryski Museum - currently under renovation, closed to the public. Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine" is exhibited in the Main Building of the National Museum in Krakow.
Attractions near Krakow:
Wieliczka - only 20 kilometers away from Krakow. It is one of the most appreciated world class sights, belonging to the first twelve objects registered in the World Heritage List. Today, the "Wieliczka" Salt Mine combines the tradition of many centuries with modernity, and with the centuries-long history of the underground city boasting a complex infrastructure.
Auschwitz-Birkenau - approxmately 60 kilometers away from Krakow, this memorial site and museum, was the former German nazi concentration and death camp. Auschwitz became a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. It was established by the Germans in 1940, in the suburbs of Oswiecim, a Polish town that was annexed to the Third Reich by the Nazis.
Zakopane - only 100 kilometers away from Krakow. The largest locality in the close neighbourhood of the Tatra Mountains. It is a large center of winter sports, also known as the winter capital of Poland. Within its borders a substantial part of the Tatra National Park is located, extending from the Sucha Woda Valley to the Mała Łąka Valley. It is the highest situated city of Poland. The central point of Zakopane - the junction of ul. Krupówki and ul. Kościuszki is situated at an altitude of 838 meters above see level. On the north, the range of Mount Gubałówka extends, and on the south Mount Giewont towers above the city.
Krakow - how to move around the city?
Staying at AGA Tenis Apartments enables convenient visits to all sights in Krakow. Attractions located in the very center of the city can be reached on foot. In close vicinity there are both tram and bus stops, as well as the Central Train Station. Tourists also like to use alternative means of transport, such as the city bike system.