Nowa Huta the biggest suburb of Krakow
Best time to visit Krakow is in summer, from June to September. The city is full of history, traditions, stories, legends, restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs, and more, so I'm absolutely sure you won't be bored there is lots of things to see and explore.
Nowa Huta is the biggest and most populated suburb of Krakow. People were continuously settling in this area since the Neolithic age.
Nowa Huta steelworks
Nowa Huta was started in 1949 as a separate town near Krakow in villages of Mogila, Pleszow and Krzeslawice. It was planned as a huge centre of heavy industry. The town was to become communist propaganda, populated mostly by industrial workers. In 1951 it was joined with Krakow as its new suburb and in the following year tramway communication was started.
Steelworks change the name From Lenin to Sendzimir
On July 22, 1954, the Steelworks named Vladimir Lenin was opened and in less than 20 years the factory became the biggest in Poland. The biggest growth of the city was In the 1960s. The monumental architecture of the Central Square (Plac Centralny) is surrounded by huge blocks of flats.
Since the fall of communism the city change all the communist names to different names, knocked all communist relics down who knows why, perhaps they try to tell the rest of the world that communism never happened here. I think they lost a lot of tourist money because of this, never less if you come to Krakow the Nowa Huta is worth to visit.
- Places to see:
- Wanda Mound (Polish: Kopiec Wandy), 8th century.
- Cistercian abbey in Mogila (1225)
- Austro-Hungarian forts
- Tadeusz Sendzimir Steel Mill formerly Vladimir Lenin Steel Works
- Plac Centralny, cafe Stylawa and Aleja Roz (Avenue of Roses) architecture
- Polish Aviation Museum in Czyzyny
There are not many places to eat or drink in Nowa huta but you can't pass cafe Stylowa it's been around as long as Huta it's self, or you can have not bad pizza in Banolli which is on other site of Centrum B from Stylowa.