Krakow - The Jewel in the Crown
Krakow, European City of Culture, with a population of nearly one million, is the most frequently visited city in Poland. It is situated in Southern Poland on the banks of the Vistula River. Krakow is an important centre of science and learning and is home to the renowned Jagiellonian University (est. 1364), which is one of the oldest universities in Europe. A further 24 academic schools provide education for nearly 170,000 students. The old city centre has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is very rich in historical buildings and sites, exceptional architecture, and a great number of world class fine art pieces.