Krakow was entered in the UNESCO World Heritage Register in 1978
The city is rich in picturesque relics of all epochs. In Krakow you can admire many different styles of architecture, unique Romanesque objects, monumental Gothic edifices, and masterpieces by some of the most outstanding architects of the Renaissance and Baroque period. As long ago as the 11th century Krakow became the capital city of Poland. The Royal Castle and cathedral on Wawel Hill was the coronation and burial place of Polish monarchs. In the 13th century the layout of the city, was established and has been preserved till today, with one of the biggest market squares in Europe (200 m x 200 m), a Gothic-Renaissance Cloth-hall (Sukiennice) and the Town-hall tower. The city fortification system was built in the 13-15th centuries, parts of the wall, four turrets and a barbican have survived to this day.
Jagiellonian University is one of the oldest universities of Europe, established: 12th May 1364. Nicolaus Copernicus was one of its students.