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Top attraction and the premier tourist destination in Poland, today’s Krakow (dated English spelling ‘Cracow’) is a vibrant city of a million, proud of its long and glorious history, rich heritage, and architectural beauties. For many centuries the capital of the Polish kingdom, nowadays it remains the southern Poland’s metropolis and the seat of the Malopolska provincial government. Important as a crucial center of business, culture, and education, Krakow is also famous for its myriad restaurants and nightspots. 

 

Krakow Data

What is it? / Essential facts about Krakow and Poland.

Geography, Weather, Local Government, Economy, Money, History, Culture, Environment, Wildlife, Poland, Malopolska Province

Krakow Basics 

How to… / Vital information for visitors.

Food, Lodgings, Travel, Transport, Healthcare, Safety, Shopping, Communications, Business Visitor Kit, Souvenirs, Krakow for the disabled, Beauty salons, Children in Krakow 

 
Krakow Attractions

What to do in Krakow? / The city’s many appeals.

Landmarks, Museums, Events, Tours, Festivals, Carnival in Krakow, Krakow Christmas, Krakow Easter, Treasures, Entertainment, Schindler's Factory, Jewish Quarter, Parks, Krakow Zoo

Krakow at Leisure

Where is the fun? / Take your pick of entertainment in Krakow.

Events, Nightlife, Restaurants, Drinks, Cafes, Sightseeing, Shopping, Dancing, Art, Music, Gambling, Strolls, Rides, Theater, Sport, Cinema, Taking photos and video 

 
Krakow Landmarks

What to see? / Krakow’s tourist spots and historical monuments.

Wawel Royal Castle, Wawel Cathedral, Churches, Cloth Hall, Town Hall Tower, Basilica of the Virgin Mary's, Skalka Sanctuary, Barbican, City Walls, Collegium Maius, Kanonicza Street, Planty Gardens, Tyniec Abbey, Bielany Monastery, St. Norbert's Convent, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow Mounds, Botanical Garden, Juliusz Slowacki Theater, Palace of Arts, Old Synagogue, Kazimierz's synagogues

Krakow Marvels 

Wow, what a sight! / Singular masterpieces and eye-popping curiosities.

Prettiest Leonardo da Vinci, World's greatest medieval sculpture, Window of awe, Subterranean wonder world, Renaissance pearl, Giant bell, Miraculous images, 8-foot golden crown, Signal trump, Nativity beauties, Krakow mummies, Ice-age rhino, Slavic idol, 'Kmita's Chasuble'

 
Krakow Musts 

What makes Krakow so special? / Must-visit places.

Wawel - the Royal Castle and Cathedral, Old Town, Grand Square, Masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Grand Altarpiece, Signal trump, Collegium Maius, Kanonicza Street, Kazimierz Town, Auschwitz

Krakow Hot Spots 

Where the action is? / Places that make things happen.

Grand Square, National Museum in Krakow, Sanctuary of Divine Mercy, Sanctuary of John Paul II, MOCAK, International Culture Center, Bunker of Arts, Manggha Japan Culture and Technology Center, Center for Jewish Culture

 
Krakow Maps 

Where is it? / Specialized maps of the city.

Map of Krakow, Map of Krakow's Old Town Historic District, Map of Krakow's Kazimierz Historic District, Map of Poland, Map of the Main Roads, Driving in the City Center, Map of the Malopolska Province, Maps of public transport in Krakow

Krakow Proximity

What next? / Tourist destinations near Krakow.

Auschwitz, Zakopane, Ojcow National Park, Tatra Mountains, Czestochowa, Kalwaria, Wadowice, Rabka-Zdroj, Eagle-nest Castles, Warsaw

 
Krakow Business

Who minds biz in Krakow? / Guide to money matters.

Business Visitor Kit, Conferences in Krakow, Investing in Krakow, Foreign Direct Investment, Krakow Technology Park, Taxes, Shopping in Krakow, Biggest corporations, List of Krakow's Lawyers  

Krakow's UNESCO World Heritage Sites 

Why the world cares? / Mankind’s most treasured legacies.

Old Town, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Kalwaria Sanctuary, Auschwitz, wooden architecture

 
Real Property in Krakow

When Krakow gets real… / Info for landlords, tenants, and investors.

Real estate and Krakow's property market, Flats and other residential property, Commercial property, List of real estate agents, Buying real estate in Krakow, Selling Krakow's real property 

Frugal Krakow

How to do it on the cheap? / Advice for budget-conscious travelers.

Hostels in Krakow, Holiday apartments for rent, Find free entertainment, Low-cost restaurants, Fast foods, Duty-free goods

 

Krakow Lodging Guide

Where to stay in Krakow? / Lodging options.

Krakow hotels, Krakow hostels and guest rooms, Vacation apartments for rent, Booking hotel in Krakow, The meaning of hotel stars, Krakow hotel videos 

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2014 Krakow Jazz Autumn Festival / 2015 Entertainment events in Krakow

 2016: WYD in Krakow / 2022 Krakow Olympics

Piece of news:  ICE Krakow congress center has opened, fully booked till the end of 2014.  


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Visiting Krakow in Poland. The city attracts a couple of million foreigners every year, while the total number of visitors approaches ten million. Unsurprisingly, given Krakow’s reputation as a must-see place, tourists predominate. High season lasts from April to mid-October with another surge of tourism around Christmas and the New Year.

Travel to Krakow, Poland. Its central location in Europe plus good air, train, and road connections make journey to Krakow easy. The main train station and bus depot sit right in the city center. The Krakow airport is situated ten miles from the downtown.

Accommodation. Visitors may stay in over 120 hotels in Krakow, divided into five categories, Other lodging options include numerous hostels, guesthouses, and short-term rental apartments.

Food. There are literally thousands of restaurants in Krakow, from exclusive to inexpensive, which permits everyone to find a suitable place to eat out. 

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