City of Krakow (PL)

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Krakow, a city with over 800,000 inhabitants, is located at Vistula river in Malopolska Region, Poland. For five centuries it was a capital of Poland; today it’s the second largest city in the country. Present image of the city is created by art and science. Krakow is not only the administrative centre of the Malopolska Region, but also a European scientific and economic centre.

25% of Poland’s museum resources can be found in Krakow. In 1978 Krakow’s Old City along with the Wawel Hill and the district of Kazimierz was entered into UNESCO World Heritage list of 13 most precious venues in the world, alongside with the Egyptian pyramids and the Great Wall of China. Today, the list includes over 900 names.
Krakow is a dynamic scientific centre. The intellectual potential of Krakow includes 24 universities, with almost 22,000 employees (including about 1,800 professors), and over 200,000 students (including also those attending post-graduate, PhD and extramural studies) as well as numerous scientific and research units working for the modern industry, running investment projects and producing qualified labour force. Krakow is also Poland’s unquestionable leader in BPO/SSC services with over 40 such companies giving jobs to over 20 000 people.

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  • Markets in Krakow

    17 in about 30 of Krakow’s permanent market places belong to the Municipality. While Krakow’s intention is to cover with the project activities all 17 markets, there are 6 of them we would like to focus on. They are: Stary Kleparz, Nowy Kleparz, Plac Na Stawach, Unitarg, Rynek Dębnicki and Plac Nowy. They are located in strict city centre – not more than a 15-20 minute walk from Krakow Main Market Square (which, despite its name, is nowadays more a tourist attraction, than a place of trade). First five of the mentioned markets offer similar range of products: food (vegetables, fruits, cheese, eggs, meat, etc.) - mostly from local producers, flowers (bouquets) and also clothes and leather goods of various origin, and local handicraft (like wicker furniture and baskets).The sixth market offers fruit and vegetables as well as antics and collectibles on weekdays and vintage clothing during weekends.

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This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF