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City Guide Krakow, Poland

Visiting Krakow

While the rest of the country was being blasted during WWII, Krakow emerged from the war largely unscathed. As a result the city is now home to a unique mix of the old and the new that you won’t find in any other Polish city.

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Krakow City Reviews

  • 90%

    CO2

    A true gem!

    Krakow is a wonderful city. While many other cities in Poland were destroyed during the war and rebuilt, Krakow still stands as it (mostly) originally was. The people are kind and the whole place is beautiful. Every corner you turn there is something else to be in awe about. Not to mention that Krakow is just down the road from Auschwitz.

    Insider Tip:Get out to the Jewish Quarter on a weekend and drink! If you can go to Auschwitz by yourself (not with a tour group). Make sure you check when you do and do not need to book a tour guide as it can be confusing. But going on your own will allow you to see more and explore. For western cultures, the Zloty is very cheap making everything very affordable.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    The most romantic town I've ever been

    I wasn't sure what to expect from Krakow and I was so surprised to see is actually a magical place. I'd recommend it to any person. The food is cheap, you can walk everywhere since is a small town. Every corner of it is perfectly designed to make you feel you're in a doll house. All the stores and restaurants have their own style and the atmosphere is pretty magic.

    Insider Tip:You should get some really cheap pierogi at "U Babci Maliny". A lot of locals eat there, the food is cheap, the place has a vintage look and there's a sweet old man playing the piano beatifuly.

  • 80%

    DimasBR

    Amazing city

    The city is very good, it is really small so you can get around easily. A lot of young people too, the bars were always full.

  • 50%

    Anonymous

    krakow, Poland

    The general atmosphere of the city felt like it was haunted by troubles, creating a low mood amongst the culture.

    Insider Tip:make sure you validate bus tickets in the machines once bought to avoid being fined on the spot.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    I'd move there!

    Krakow is a gorgeous medieval town with buckets of charm and just a friendly environment. I went there to do a tour of Aushwitz and was very happy I stayed a extra day to see the city. Everyone I met was very friendly, there's plenty to do including free walking tours, and Polish food is delicious.

    Insider Tip:24 hour perogie shop. Enough said.

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