Krakow Travel Guide


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    In Central Europe, one of the best countries to live in and visit is Poland. Poland has a panoramic view of the Baltic Sea coastline and a lovely countryside with traditional farms and unspoiled natural landscapes of beauty. In terms of culture, Poland is known for rural centers, museums, castle rui...

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Hotels in Krakow (326 Hotels) See All Krakow Hotels

  • Columbus Hotel

    Having Remuh Synagogue (Synagoga Remuh), New Jewish Cemetery and BeerGallery Kazimierz ideally found near the three star hotel, Columbus Hotel; this hotel is appropriatel...

  • Hotel Wentzl

    Hotel Wentzl is one of the top, premium places to stay in Krakow. Beautifully placed around Auschwitz Day Tour, Pasaz 13 and Kakao Events, Hotel Wentzl is surely a four s...

  • Travellers Inn Hostel Krakow

    With Krakow Day Tours & Transfers, Aquarium and Museum of Natural History in Krakow and Krakow Free Walking Tour comfortably found in the vicinity of the one and half sta...

  • Hotel Senacki

    Be simply moments away from Exciting Krakow Tours - Private Day Tours, Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja) and Church of St. Peter and St. Paul when you rema...

Things To Do in Krakow See All Things To Do in Krakow

  • Polish Poster Art Gallery

    Polish Poster Art Ga...

    Stolarska 8-10

    Attractions, Arts and Culture
  • Krakow's Historic Centre
    Attractions, Historical Sites
  • Wawel Cathedral

    Wawel Cathedral

    Wawel Hill

    The Royal Archcathedral Basilica of Saints Stanislaus and Wenceslaus on the Wawel Hill, also known a...

    Activities, Attractions, Tours, Arts and Culture, Historical Sites
  • Polish Aviation Museum

    Polish Aviation Muse...

    al. Jana Pawła II 39

    The Polish Aviation Museum is a large museum of old aircraft and aircraft engines in Kraków, Poland...

    Attractions, Activities, Arts and Culture, Outdoors

About Krakow

In Central Europe, one of the best countries to live in and visit is Poland. Poland has a panoramic view of the Baltic Sea coastline and a lovely countryside with traditional farms and unspoiled natural landscapes of beauty. In terms of culture, Poland is known for rural centers, museums, castle ruins and different locations of worship. One of the country’s visual gems is the city of Krakow. Krakow is recognized as Poland’s 2nd largest city. Geographically, it is located at the Carpathian Mountains’ foot. The metropolitan area and its surrounding communities are home to a total of 1.4 million citizens. The city of Krakow is rich in history and culture, which is reflected in the city’s many districts. History is rich in the city. Up to this date, the districts have numerous historical sites that reflect the heritage of the early settlers in the city. The existence of the city dates back to 600 A.D. when it was still known as Cracow. By 1038 to 1569, it was considered the capital city of Poland. The city of Krakow is recognized worldwide as one of the major centers for Polish economy, culture and education due to its long-standing history. Aside from being one of the oldest Polish cities, Krakow is known as the most popular Poland destination. Tourism is one of the major drivers of the economy, closely followed by education since the universities and colleges within the city are important employers as well. Krakow is known worldwide because of its Polish cuisine. Unlike the rest of the world, Polish eat large breakfasts and dinners; however, it is uncommon for them to partake on lunches. The cuisines in Krakow have a wide variety of origins since it is also influenced by other cultures in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Central Europe. The most common type of food in Krakow is the bagel, otherwise known as the “obwarzanek”. This food is available on the streets, restaurants and homes. Another Polish specialty is the cheese from the Tatra Mountains, which is called oscypek. Dining in Krakow will not be a nightmare to anyone’s budget. There are dining spots that cater to the middle-class and high-class. You can find good-value prices at Grodzka and Bar Mleczny for big Polish meals. High-class restaurants, such as U Babci Maliny and Wierzynek, will not disappoint with delicious food and big servings. If one is craving for French meals, some restaurants also offer that option. Hotel restaurants like the Restaurant Anromeda and the Restaurant Percheron will serve French cuisines at expensive rates. For a limited budget, the best way to try authentic Polish dishes is to stroll along the Plac Nowy market. There is a variety of local food available in the market, including the Zapiekanka, the most popular street food in the city. Chinese, Italian, Greek, Mexican, Georgina, Argentinian and Vietnamese food also exist but are rare. Food lovers must visit the Kielbasa Van while in Krakow because it offers grilled Polish food that are cheap yet delicious. The van is managed by two Polish men and it is often parked adjacent to the market, which is east of Old Town.

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