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Kraków - Kostel sv. Kříže ( Kościół św. Krzyża )

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A: Swietego Ducha Square near Slowacki's Theatre

by Karol Kwiatek, 60 meters away

Swietego Ducha Square near Slowacki's Theatre

B: J. Slowacki Theatre

by PanoArt Kraków, 90 meters away

Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Cracow, erected in 1893, was modeled after some of the best European Baro...

J. Slowacki Theatre

C: Cracow - Slowacki Theater - night tour

by Adam Czapla, 100 meters away

Cracow - Slowacki Theater - night tour

D: Teatr Słowackigo nocą

by Leszek Cuper, 100 meters away

Teatr Słowackigo nocą

E: Kraków

by Maciej G. Szling, 110 meters away

Kraków

F: The House of Jan Matejko

by Karol Kwiatek, 180 meters away

The great 19th-century painter’s residence turned into a museum. Jan Matejko (1838-93) is very much t...

The House of Jan Matejko

G: Kraków - ul Pijarska

by Richard Toman, 180 meters away

Kraków - ul Pijarska

H: Florianska Street and Gate in Cracow

by PanoArt Kraków, 190 meters away

Florianska Street and Gate in Cracow is an interesting place to visit. 

Florianska Street and Gate in Cracow

I: The Florian Gate

by Karol Kwiatek, 200 meters away

The Florian Gate (St. Florian's Gate, Floriańska Gate) in Kraków, Poland (Polish: Brama Floriańska w ...

The Florian Gate

J: St. Francis of Assisi's Church

by Mina Isaac, 200 meters away

St. Francis of Assisi's Church

This panorama was taken in Krakow, Europe

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Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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