Kraków picked by the New York Times as one of its 52 places to go in 2020
The New York Times released its annual list of 52 places every traveler should visit. Kraków, described as "A city with a rich past focuses on new parks and curbing pollution" placed 14th in the reccommendation.
The list features Washington, D.C. as the first recommendation and includes such destinations as Sicily, Tokyo, Salzburg, Bahamas, New Zealand's Christchurch, Copenhagen, Minorca or Mongolia.
Peter Kujawinski described Krakow appreciating its architecture, university life and café culture. He added that the city is known for its preserved medieval center, one of the largest in Europe and for its rich Jewish history.
When creating the New York Times list, journalists pay special attention to sustainable development. It has been noted that Krakow has taken important steps to improve air quality, including a ban on burning wood and coal, and is to run electric buses in the most polluted parts of the city. The establishment of parks along the tributaries of the Vistula River was also mentioned, as well as greenery actions carried out together with the inhabitants.