On the UNESCO World Heritage List from 1978, the Old Town is the oldest
area of the Royal Capital City of Krakow.
The Main Market Square, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful
and oldest markets in whole Europe is pride and glory to the citizens of the
city. The second important point is the rock on the Vistula River, known as the
Wawel Hill. The main monuments of Krakow's Old Town which are located on
the Market Square include St. Mary's Church, the Cloth Hall and the Town
Hall Tower, the remains of the defensive walls, the Florian Gate, towers and
the Barbican. All these are the main attractions of thousands of Polish and
foreign tourists. The Old Town is surrounded by beautiful 19th-century park
called Planty, which was built on the site of the former moat.