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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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  • 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

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    Mike1990

    Krakow - A Hidden Gem

    Krakow is by far one of my favourite cities on the planet. I was there in mid-to-late August and the weather was sublime. It is spectacularly clean and an incredibly beautiful city, with locals to match ;) The sight seeing is fantastic, wawel castle right near the lake is stunning and the Old Town Square is a must see in both the sun and moon light. Apart from being easy on the eyes, Krakow is jaw-droppingly cheap - paying between $2-3 for a very filling meal of Perogi! Krakow = 10/10

    Insider Tip:If you're a bit of an adrenaline junkee, there's bungee jumping from a crane not too far from the Old Town Square (10 minutes by bike) which was an awesome experience and is only 175 zloty ($60 US). My other favourites were walking around the castle and seeing the State Rooms and the Armoury (Get an audio guide - it's worth it!). Auschwitz was a moving experience and a must see, you won't laugh much but you will see a side of history most people don't. The Salt mines are incredible as well!

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Fun city to explore!

    Nice cheap city with great places to eat and of course full of history. Would recommend to anyone who wants a couple of days away to explore.

    Insider Tip:Go for a random walk and buy some food somewhere that you weren't planning to :D

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    Anonymous

    Splash out the extra money and get a private room if travelling in a group

    We paid £10 each for a private 3 bed room and it was perfect. The room was spacious and the bathroom was great.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    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%

    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.

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