About Kraków

Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities of Poland. Situated on the banks of the Vistula rive, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centers of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and also one of the country's most important economic and infotech hubs, reaching its peak of development in the Renaissance period in the 16th century.
The former capital of Poland, Krakow today is undoubtedly one of the most elegant and spectacular cities in Europe and still rightly regarded as the ‘cultural capital of Poland. In 2000 Kraków was named European capital of culture, and in 2013 was awarded the coveted tag of UNESCO's city of literature having been for many years the home of the Nobel laureates Czesław Miłosz and Wisława Szymborska.

Though many term Kraków as one of the undiscovered jewels of Europe, it is also a very youthful city. Because of its cultural heritage, it has activities to suit to all tastes. It also offers affordable living while studying in a bustling student atmosphere of the Old World. The city will also be hosting the next ‘World Youth Day' in 2016.

The TAS classes are held in a historic building overlooking the magnificent ‘Rynek' or Main Market Square, which is the largest medieval town square in Europe and offers a constant variety of entertainment for students and tourists alike.



Sights from Kraków