The oldest view of Kraków from: "Registrum huius operis libri cronicarum...'. "("Liber Chronicarum") by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514), a physician and historian from Nuremberg. The panorama of the city from the north, accurately reflecting the topographical layout of its part: the so-called Okoł, located inside the walls, Kazimierz, separated by the branch of the Vistula River, overlooking the city from the south of Wawel and the suburban Kleparz. Beginning with Władysław Łokietek, all Polish kings were crowned in Kraków (only Stanisław Leszczyński and Stanisław August Poniatowski were crowned in Warsaw). It was here, in the rooms on Wawel Castle, that the coronation parliaments gathered, the coronation insignia and the most important documents of the Royal Chancellery were kept in the crown treasury. The coronation ceremony consisted of: a parade of the elector through the city from the Floriańska Gate to the Wawel Castle, the funeral of the predecessor in the Wawel Cathedral, a pilgrimage to the the Church “na Skałce”, coronation in the Wawel Cathedral and a tribute to the citizens of Krakow on the Market Square.


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