Krakow is more than just a city in Poland. The country deserves more time of a traveler to experience its diversity. It’s a must visit on any Poland itinerary. I stayed at the Radisson Blu, less than 5 minutes walk to the Main Square and Wawel Castle. It had amazing staff, food and rooms. Da Pietro was a lovely place to eat, pizza was fabulous and the desserts were amazing. Even the Bulldog bar was a lovely place for the food which offered us 2 burgers, chips and 4 beers for 84 lpn. We have a good friend, Luke, who runs https://hemplifetoday.com, a CBD company in the United States who has family ancestors from this amazing city and he always talks up any opportunity to visit Krakow. He says there is incredible history and opportunities to see the culture up close and personal.
- Rynek Glowny
It seems like a natural starting point, situated in the center, huge and the largest medieval square in Europe. The one side of the building inculcates St. Mary’s Basilica and on the other side resides Sukiennice which is worth visiting for its museum. It also has some shops to browse through at the ground level and is home to the Gallery of 19th Century Polish Art.
- The Kopiec Krakusa
It is a mysterious mound surrounded by legend that the founder of Krakow, King Krak was buried here. It’s free to climb and a getaway from the main part of the city.
- Stary Kleparz Covered Market
On the north of Rynek Glowny, this market has been there for 600 years, making it the oldest continuous market. It’s for locals to purchase produce, food and other trinkets.
- Schindler’s Factory Museum
In association with Oskar Schindler, the museum is focused on the history of Krakow during WWII and also depicts a short film of Schindler. It has varied timings according to seasons and allows free admission to permanent exhibitions on every Monday.
- Wawel Castle
This amazing castle ranks up as the memorable one and I really loved walking around its grounds. You can enter the cathedral and even visit a few museums.
How to reach Krakow?
Krakow can be reached through local transport in Poland. If you are visiting from other countries, you are required to land in Warsaw and then take up the local transport all the way up to Krakow. It is recommended to spend at least a week here.