Kraków is a relatively small city and therefore easily discovered, allowing minimal use of maps and public transit. There are four main areas of interest to the first-time visitor.
The Old Town
The Old Town is one of the largest (and most concentrated) collections of historical buildings anywhere in the world. Occupying the very center of the city, this district is separated from the rest of the city by a belt of parkland. This green area (now popular with cyclists and walkers) was once where the defensive walls and a moat were located.
Traditionally this was where the best and most fancy shops were located, where the finest restaurants could be found and where the most desirable hotels were situated....
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That's good news for visitors. It means decent plane, rail, and bus connections from any point north, south, or west of the city....