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

  • 100%



    I was travelling for a month and a half around Europe, and I have to say that Krakow is the city that I loved the most. It is really beautiful, its architecture is amazing, the colors of its building surprised my eyes all the time. It is a really great city to chill and also has a lot of history. I would definitively come back.

    Insider Tip:A tip for traveller would be to contact locals from Krakow through couchsurfing because they know a lot of things about the city that don't appear on the internet.

  • 90%


    A Must See City!!!

    such an amazing city,...full of history....great food, great nightlife (suchhhhh great nightlife), and the nicest people

    Insider Tip:party in old jewish quarter (it's cheaper and the people are more fun and relaxed) to start off your night since bars/lounges here close earlier, then head to main square where everything is open till wee hours of the morning. try to avoid the gypsies!!

  • 80%


    Good things come in Small packages

    Krakow is like a condensed city - it has an Old town, all the clubs, eatery joints and shopping all within a 5 km radius. I felt quite at home and theres a really good feel about the place.

  • 90%


    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%


    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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