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Renaissance arcades, enchanting onion domes, Baroque spires, storybook streets, and Leonardo da Vinci's sublime painting Cecilia Gallerani—little wonder the stunning beauty of this 1,000-year-old city and its sights attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Kraków (Cracow), seat of Poland's oldest university and the former capital of Poland, is one of the few Polish cities that escaped devastation by Hitler's armies during World War II. UNESCO listed Kraków as a World Heritage site in 1978 for its historic buildings and sites.