0 Likes

The Main Market Square at night
Krakow
The Main Market Square in Kraków (Polish: Rynek Główny w Krakowie) is the most important market square of the Old Town in Kraków, Poland and a principal urban space located at the center of the city. It dates back to the 13th century, and – at roughly 40,000 m² (430,000 ft²) – it is the largest medieval town square in Europe. Rynek Główny is a spacious square surrounded by historical townhouses (kamienice), palaces and churches. The center of the square is dominated by the Sukiennice (the Cloth Hall or Drapers' Hall), rebuilt in 1555 in the Renaissance style, topped by a beautiful attic or Polish parapet decorated with carved masks. On one side of the Sukiennice is the Town Hall Tower (Wieża ratuszowa), on the other the 10th century Church of St. Wojciech (St. Adalbert's) and 1898 Adam Mickiewicz Monument. Rising above the square are the Gothic towers of St. Mary's Basilica (Kościół Mariacki).
Copyright: Leszek Cuper
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Uploaded: 01/08/2011
Updated: 06/08/2014
Views:

...


Tags: places; tourist destinations
comments powered by Disqus

Maciej G. Szling
Kościół św Wojciecha
Jan Mulder
Large square by night (3 of 4)
Jeffrey Martin
Pigeons on Krakow Market Square
Jeffrey Martin
Kids Feeding the Pigeons in Market Square, Krakow
Jeffrey Martin
The World seen from the eyes of a Pigeon
Jeffrey Martin
Pigeon attack at Rynek Glowny
Jan Mulder
The main market square in Krakow old town
Adam Czapla
Cracow, the Main Square - night tour 2
H.J.Weber
Krakau - city-center
Thomas Blanket
Poland, Cracow, Market Square
Jeffrey Martin
Archaeology on Krakow Rynek Glowny (Market Square)
Maciej G. Szling
Krakow
Andrea Biffi
Panorama dal Prabello
Andrey Grinyov
Meteora monasteries, Greece
Arnaud Chapin
Parade de Taureau au SPACE 2009
Martin Broomfield
Crab Catchers, Gili Trawangan
Vil Muhametshin
Magasin des instruments musicaux anciens, Paris
Achim Spaeter
Voelklinger huette gebleasehalle
Jan Vrsinsky
Khotso Horse Ride Break
Andhi Noorcholis
Jakarta View from Grand Indonesia
Akiyoshi Odagawa
Jyougashima
Jeremie Winterman
Doigt De Dieu
Andrey Grinyov
"Meatshops" street, Old Jerusalem, Israel
Martin Hertel
Bassano del Grappa - Ponte Degli Alpini
Leszek Cuper
Katedra - Prezbiterium
Leszek Cuper
Marina
Leszek Cuper
HERE I AM! – the inauguration event at the National Stadium in Warsaw
Leszek Cuper
EURO 2016 qualifiers, Poland-Germany, National Stadium, Warsaw. Poland
Leszek Cuper
Zamek Książąt Pomorskich - widok z murów
Leszek Cuper
Ogród zoologiczny w Opolu
Leszek Cuper
Kościół pw. Najświętszego Serca Pana Jezusa
Leszek Cuper
EURO 2016 qualifiers, Poland-Germany, National Stadium, Warsaw. Poland
Leszek Cuper
6014
Leszek Cuper
Plac Orła Białego
Leszek Cuper
Warszawski balon widokowy
Leszek Cuper
HERE I AM! – the inauguration event at the National Stadium in Warsaw
More About Europe

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.