Places to Visit in Krakow, Poland

02 Feb 2017

Krakow, the ancient capital of Poland is the county's leading tourist destination and it is very easy to see why, with its amazing architecture and historic buildings the city oozes romance, set on the banks of the Vistula River and encircled by Planty Park the city is unique in character and history.

Legend has it that the city started life by a mythical ruler Krakos who built it next to a cave occupied by a dragon, it has since changed hands throughout history from Bohemians through to the Monguls and right up to WW2 when the Germans made it their capital of general government.

Today the churches, museums, castles and basilicas all provide a peaceful backdrop to what is arguably one of the most romantic cities in Europe.

Places to Visit in Krakow

Rynek Glown

Rynek Glowny is the largest medieval market square in the whole of Europe and most itineraries start here, surrounded by beautiful buildings with the old town hall freestanding in the center it is an impressive place and a hive of activity all year round.

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Wieliczka Salt Mines

Wieliczka Salt Mines, around 8 miles out of town are the famous salt mines with hundreds of carved statues and four chapels that have been carved into the salt by the many miners that have passed through the mine over the seven hundred years of its existence, more than one million visitors pass through the doors of this amazing place each year.

Lost Souls Alley

Lost Souls Alley, this is a recent attraction set up in Krakow and not for the feint hearted. Participants (over 14 years old) are given a torch and told to walk forward, things will jump out at you and scare the living daylights out of you, you will need to work out ways of escaping from the eerie scenarios or shout out "GET ME OUT OF HERE" which many do.

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Krakow

Krakow is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and therefore has been a Mecca for students through the ages, this, therefore, gives rise to a great evening culture with many establishments offering exceptional value for money, from basement bars and clubs to an array of cuisine to suit all tastes, Krakow really has something to offer everyone, and with a wide selection of cheap flights to Krakow the city is far closer than you can imagine.