Address: UL. Tadeusza Kosciuszki 5, 30-105 Krakow, POLAND
GPS Coordinates: N 50° 3′ 16.65” E 19° 55′ 33.28”
Novotel Kraków Centrum Hotel is located comfortably just 10 minutes from the magnificent Royal Castle Wawel. At one kilometer of distance you will find famous Market Square called “Rynek”, with numerous shops, galleries and museums. Hotel Novotel is in straight line with the International Airport Krakow Balice, about 15 minutes by taxi.
Most of 198 hotel air-conditioned rooms have a remarkable view on Wawel as well as in the Vistula River. They are all air-conditioned and soundproofed. They are equipped with double bed, work desk and other commodities.
Hotel Novotel Krakow Centrum is a real convection centre where eight meeting rooms have been prepared for the clients. Its capacity – 340 persons. All of them are air-conditioned and equipped with Novotel standards like overhead projector, flipchart, soundproofing system, and microphone (also wireless), TV set (also DVD).
The north of Poland, stretching to the Baltic Sea, consists almost entirely of lowlands, while the Carpathian Mountains (including the Tatra range) form the southern border. The Masuria region forms the largest and most-visited lake district in Poland.
The Polish state is over 1 000 years old. In the 16th century Poland was one of the most powerful countries in Europe. With victory at the Battle of Vienna in 1683, King Jan III Sobieski of Poland was able to break the Ottoman siege of Vienna and end the threat of a possible occupation of western Europe.
Poland is rich in natural mineral resources, including iron, zinc, copper and rock salt. The Wieliczka salt mine, constructed in the 13th century, contains an entire town below ground with a sanatorium, theatre, church and café! Everything from stairs to chandeliers is made from salt.
Poland’s current constitution dates from 1997. The President is elected by popular vote for a five-year term. The 460 members of the lower house of parliament (the Sejm) and the 100 members of the senate, are directly elected by a system of proportional representation to serve four-year terms.
Poland’s traditional dishes include beetroot soup, cabbage rolls (cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and rice) and pierogi (dumplings stuffed with cabbage and mushrooms, for example).
Famous Poles include the astronomer Copernicus, the composer Chopin, the scientist Maria Curie-Sklodowska, film-makers Roman Polanski and Krzysztof Kieslowski, and the late Pope, John-Paul II.
Archaeological excavations prove that Wawel Hill was inhabited as early as the Old Stone Age. The Mounds of Krakus and Wanda, the legendary rulers of the settlement inhabited at their time by the Slavic tribes of Vistulans, probably come from the 7th century.
Nowadays, in the era of free capital flow, Kraków has become an attractive place for locating many investments. Attractive areas, rich offer of the property market, as well as developed sector of business services and scientific-and-research facilities are just some of the arguments in favour of selecting Kraków as a place for investments. Welcome to Kraków, a city where tradition meets modernity in full harmony, where the care for centuries-old heritage is accompanied by the development of modern technologies, and where the creative invention of people living and working here, the manifold opportunities for spending free time and Kraków’s genius loci cause that it is a city for good living and work.
Kraków is currently populated by about 760,000 permanent inhabitants, but every year it is also home to several dozen thousands of people residing temporarily in the City, mainly students. Kraków is the second largest city in Poland. The City’s magic consists of the unique complex of architecture, art and culture (more than 25% of the resources of the Polish works of art is gathered in Kraków). Thanks to this heritage the City was honoured with the title of the European Capital of Culture in 2000. Today Kraków, the former capital of Poland, is one of the most important cultural and tourist centres of the country, and the seat to many cultural institutions, theatres, cinemas, museums and philharmonic that make life pleasant for the inhabitants and over 7 million tourists visiting this beautiful city every year.