Historic Centre of Kraków
30 May, 2013 | From Mateusz Raban of Poland
Mati sent me this postcard as a thank-you for the card I sent him in the official Postcrossing. He managed to write a lot of information, things about him, and stories in the card. He told me that this is the first card he sent to the Philippines which made him really excited. He also added that he would want to visit the Philippines because of the card I sent him :)
Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1569; the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1569 to 1596; Free City of Kraków from 1815 to 1846; the Grand Duchy of Cracow from 1846 to 1918; and Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1999. It is now the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.
The city has grown from a Stone Age settlement to Poland's second most important city.