6 Reason to Visit Krakow
From its vibrant nightlife, tragic history, breathtaking buildings and rich culture, Krakow can be described as one of the most diverse cities in the world. This charming metropolis provides a high-spirited, lively atmosphere along with friendly locals and beautiful sites. There are so many reasons to visit this captivating city, but here are our top 6:
The Rich History
Krakow has seen a lot of tragedy throughout time which has just made the city stronger and even more endearing. The city’s past is incredibly moving and humbling and is sure to pull at the heartstrings of any visitor. Our top historical pick in Krakow has to be Auschwitz.
This sobering tour gives an insight into the horrors that occurred in what was once a Nazi Concentration Camp during WWII. This tour is extremely gripping and something everyone should experience in their lifetime.
The Unusual Attractions
The city’s past also comes to life through its huge range of captivating museums, galleries and exhibitions. Krakow has more fascinating treasuries than any other city in Poland so it’s easy to find one that will interest any type of traveller. Our top pick is the remarkably beautiful Wieliczka Salt Mine.
Wieliczka Salt Mine
This extraordinary mine is the only site in the world where mining has continued since the Middle Ages. It comes as no surprise that Wieliczka has been awarded a UNESCO World Heritage site and is considered one of Poland’s national Historic Monuments. Descend 140 meters to explore its many pits, chambers and even a chapel which have been carved from salt.
The Beautiful Sites
Krakow is the epitome of Eastern European beauty and is absolutely brimming with stunning Old-World Architecture. No visitor will be disappointed with the amount of breath-taking spectacles around the city.
Main Market Square (Rynek Główny)
The best place for visitors to revel in all of the cities architectural delights has to be the Main Square. This is one of the largest medieval squares in Europe and is surrounded by the most strikingly beautiful buildings in Poland such as Cloth Hall, St. Mary’s Basilica and the Town Hall Tower.
The Vibrant Nightlife
Krakow nightlife is magnificently diverse. However you wish to spend your night, you are sure to have an amazing one in Krakow. This dynamic city has every type of pub, club or wine bar you can imagine all within a stone’s throw from each other. Our favourite bar in Krakow has to be the traditional ‘Wodka Cafe Bar’.
Wodka Café Bar
From raspberry to hazelnut, this little bar has any favour of polish vodka you can imagine! Wodka Café Bar offers customers a wonderful atmosphere, quirky décor and not to mention excellent value for money! It comes as no surprise this delightful bar was awarded a Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor.
Krakow is renowned for its atmospheric café culture which is celebrated throughout the city. Whether it’s cool and arty or cosy and candle-lit you’re looking for, Krakow has it all and these cafes are wonderful places to just sit back, unwind and relax. Our favourite café in Krakow has is…
This gorgeous café is the perfect place to relax by yourself or chat with friends. The main attraction of Kolanko is the beautiful garden terrace which is just especially stunning during the summer months. The café also offers a delicious food menu serving a huge range of food from Polish specialities to international dishes.
Delicious Street food
Polish food is known for being rich, hearty and absolutely delicious and although it is brimming with superb restaurants and eateries, we believe the best food in the city is found on the streets! Krakow is full of local markets and vendors selling wonderful street food. Here are our favourites:
Like a mixture between a bagel and pretzel, these chewy dough rings are absolutely delicious. Luckily, they are also incredibly easy to find as they are sold from a small blue cart on nearly every street corner!
Maczanka is a traditional Polish dish consisting of slow-cooked, extra tender meat (usually pork loin) served on a roll with sauce and various toppings. This is not one to miss!
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