Krakow Pocket Guide

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Remarkably unscathed during both World Wars, and extremely pleasing on the eye, it's no wonder that Krakow is Poland's most visited city. The Polish capital until 1596, the cobbled squares, churches and mosques, and gothic architecture are what draw thousands of visitors year after year. Krakow also boasts countless jazz clubs, whetting the appetite of live music lovers from both home and abroad.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Krakow.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Krakow... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Krakow.

Krakow City Reviews

  • 90%


    a nice city with cute urban furniture and public spaces not too crowed with tourist and very walkable convenient to travel to nearby places with the main train/coach station every sign with english too so very frdly for travelers

  • 90%


    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%


    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%


    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%


    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.

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