Meet the city

It is a well-known fact that Krakow is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, attracting thousands of tourists every year, but did you know that:

  • Krakow Old Town has more historical buildings in one area than maybe any other city in the world
  • Since 1978, Krakow’s historical city center is a UNESCO world heritage site
  • In 2013 Lonely planet voted Krakow square the best market square in the world.


Krakow is a place where, in an unusual way tradition and historical monuments combine with modernity and youthful spirit. Krakow is a city with the largest number of students in Poland. There are more than 200,000 students and only 700,000 inhabitants. Not only the Poles study in Krakow. Students from all over the world also come here, mainly because of Erasmus student exchange, contributing to a cosmopolitan character of the city.

Academic and infrastructural offer of the city, has also gained Krakow an international recognition and one of the top places on the “Top 50 Emerging Global Outsourcing Cities” list, published by the consulting company Tholons. In 2015, Krakow took the 4th place in this ranking and the 1st in Central and Eastern Europe as an attractive location for corporate business process outsourcing (BPO).