Each year millions of visitors come to Cracow, the historie capital of Poland. They are attracted by priceless works of art and the unique atmosphere of the cultural metropolis. The distinctive character of Cracow's urban complex found expres-sion in inclusion of the centrę of the city together with Wawel in the UNESCO list of the World Heritage, as early as 1978, among the first twelve objeets. Cracow, however, is not only art and culture. The city has its quiet corners, pretty alleys, and places with colourful history, being the subjects of legends. Some of them, like mysterious mounds or the system of fortifications constituting the Cracow Fortress, are ąuite uniąue. This is what this book is about. It will guide the reader not only to St. Mary's Church and the Royal Castle, but also to St. Benedict's Fort in Podgórze or to "old" Nowa Huta. The publication has a supplement devoted to the environs of Cracow.