Działa już siedem stref żywieniowych dla pielgrzymów, prowadzonych przez Caritas na terenie Krakowa. Jedzenie można w nich dostać za bony wydawane dla zarejestrowanych uczestników ŚDM albo kupić. Jak zorientowaliśmy się - tanio nie jest.
According to systematically conducted CBOS surveys, from the end of the 1990s, regularly over 90 percent (92-97 percent) of Polish people consider themselves as believers, with about every 10th person (11th-12th more recently) considering his/her faith as 'deep'.
What memories of World Youth Day do those who have participated in these events have? Many mention the atmosphere that cannot be compared to anything else. The credit goes to young people who come from all over the world to meet the Pope. Poland is organising this joyful event for the second time in its history.
"Don't take our capital to Cracow" - was a refrain sang by the well-known Cracow bards, Grzegorz Turnau and Andrzej Sikorowski. And, formally speaking, the city by the Wawel Hill will thankfully not be the capital of Poland, even though it served this function for ages.
World Youth Day is the biggest event organised in Kraków to date. It has required a preparation of extraordinary logistic solutions, which will help every person to reach their destination. Accommodation and meals have been assured for everyone, regardless of whether they have registered their participation in WYD or have come to Kraków spontaneously.
One of the oldest universities in Europe, the best technical schools and a huge group of award-winning graduates - Kraków is probably the most important academic centre in Poland. Not only does it draw from many centuries of tradition but it also looks forward to the future and is creating new modern laboratories.
Sport in Krakow is not only football. It is also basketball, volleyball, or even hockey, running and cycling. It is a home town of athletes who make Poland famous all over the world. The most prestigious sporting events are held here.
The city of monuments with history emerging from every corner. The city of museums, which have been preserving our heritage for generations, and a growing number of festivals. No wonder Kraków is being called 'the cultural capital of Poland'.
Abroad, Kraków is becoming more often associated not only with tourism but also with business. The outsourcing industry and start-up environment provide attractive job offers to the city's residents, promote the region and stimulate its dynamic development.
There are 100 sanctuaries found within the borders of the voivodship. Many of them are situated on the religious routes crossing the region: the Małopolska John Paul II route, the St. James route in Lipnica Murowana and a unique Wooden Architecture Route (136 Catholic churches and 49 Orthodox churches) which includes objects entered into the UNESCO list.
The historical and cultural region encompassing the south-eastern part of Poland, described as the 'Mother and Capital of All Polish Lands' (Mater et Metropolis Omnium Terrarum Poloniae). Małopolska was distinguished from other regions of the Polish Kingdom.
Cracow lures not only with its historical monuments Thanks to a great culinary revolution, more and more gourmets are visiting Lesser Poland, looking for traditional regional delicacies, local wines and intriguing culinary festivals. And there is no shortage of those here.
Wieliczka was granted town rights in 1290 by Duke Przemysł II. Since its inception, the town has been inseparably connected with a salt mine which has made it renowned all over the world. The first underground tourist route in the mine was established at the turn of the 18th and 19th century, however exploitation of salt deposits ceased as late as in the mid-1990s.
The ethnographic park in Zalipie, actually the homestead of Zalipie's most celebrated artist, Felicja Curyłowa (1904-1974), is currently a division of the Regional Museum in Tarnów. After the folk artist died in 1974, her house and farm was bought by the Cepelia Polish Art and Handicraft Foundation. The ethnographic park comprises a house, cowshed, barn and another tiny cottage relocated to the park.
One of the most prominent characters in Polish literature of the 20th and 21st century. This Polish poet and essayist was born in 1923 near Poznań, Poland, but it was Kraków with which her whole life was connected, where she went to school, lived and wrote.
An internationally renowned composer and conductor. He was born in Dębnica in the Podkarpacie Voivodship, Poland in 1933. In 1955-58 he studied composition at the State Higher School of Music (currently known as the Academy of Music) in Kraków.