PHOTO: Wawel Cathedral in Krakow, Poland

Royal Archcathedral Basilica in Krakow, Poland, with Wawel Castle at right

There’s a good reason that locals call the church atop Wawel Hill simply Wawel Cathedral. It’s complete name is the Royal Archcathedral Basilica of Saints Stanislaus and Wenceslaus, a considerable mouthful for casual conversation. However, the shortened name in no way diminishes its magnificence. It’s Gothic base is topped by three towers: the gold-domed Sigismund’s … Read more

PHOTO: Saint Mary’s Basilica and Main Square in Krakow, Poland

Saint Mary's Basilica and Main Square in Krakow, Poland

The Main Square in Krakow, Poland, is one of the largest medieval town squares in Europe. Three large buildings dominate its central open space: St. Mary’s Basilica, with its soaring Gothic towers (shown in the photo); the historic Cloth Hall; and the Town Hall Tower. The entire square is surrounded by historic townhouses. During the … Read more