There is a lot to see in
Krakow: centuries-old impressive landmarks, lovely
vistas, world-class works of art, and stunning
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There are many things in Krakow to find nowhere else
in the world. And some of the city’s curios are
worth seeing at any rate.
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Krakow boasts the best collections in Poland, and
some of its treasures are the envy of every museum
in the world.
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There is no shortage of places to drink, eat, and
stay merry late into the night in Krakow.
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Krakow has always been Poland’s gourmet Mecca. And
the recent decade brought about a genuine restaurant
explosion all over the city owing to the hectic
efforts of aspiring restaurateurs–native ones as
well as immigrants. The Old Town historic district
seems virtually stuffed with establishments catering
to all kinds of diners.
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Thanks to its climate, spectacular architecture and
rich traditions that enliven the holiday season,
Krakow may well aspire to the title of the world
capital of white Christmas. And the whole thing
lasts longer in the Krakow region than anywhere
else–Christmas market opens in November and
then Christmas trees glitter in the city and carols resound
till the end of January.
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Krakow enjoys a long season of merriment that lasts from
the New Year’s Eve till the Shrove Tuesday some two
months later. It is marked by feverish partying in
Krakow’s numerous clubs on the one hand, and charity
balls on the other.
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Easter, the paramount Christian feast, has a special meaning and a distinct
quality in springtime Krakow with its rich Catholic traditions and abundance of
churches. In the ancient
capital of Poland the festival spreads over four days.
on Krakow's Easter
The city resounds with music of every kind. Its
lively club scene is divided between hip-hop, house,
funky, techno, traditional rock and still more
traditional jazz. And demanding audience may choose
among frequent concerts and recitals of classical
on Krakow's music
Hardly a month passes in Krakow without some
time-honored occasion for common festivities or
colorful ceremony. Krakow residents have their own
unique way of celebrating
etc. The city is also famous in Poland for its many
spectacular festivals unknown elsewhere, such as the
wild Lajkonik parade (see the picture above).
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Take a one-day trip from Krakow to visit some of
Europe's most exciting must-see sites.
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From designer garb to jewelry, and from antiques to
books and CDs–Krakow’s central
Old Town historic district,
turned into a pedestrian precinct, teems with stores
of all sorts, crammed into every available space.
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Krakow’s three casinos lure gamblers with roulette,
blackjack, poker, and slot machines round the week
from afternoon till the dawn next day. It’s
perfectly legal as long as you are 18 or older.
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You can see the best soccer in the country. Or try
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The city boasts some forty public parks, including
the 1020-acre Las Wolski forest.
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The best way to enjoy Krakow is on foot. Every
lives its own life manifest in
venues and public institutions.
Go for a stroll in Krakow
Take a virtual stroll down Krakow's streets:
Stroll Up the Royal Road
Stroll Round the Grand Square
Stroll through Krakow's Kazimierz District
Riding a bike in Krakow
have their way in the city and its environs.
In the footsteps of Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II used to stroll Krakow
streets first as student, then priest, bishop and
Follow the footsteps of John Paul II
Krakow features prominently on the theater map of
Europe. Its legendary National Stary
Theater counts among the continent’s best companies
of players. As the rest of the city's repertory
theaters it runs several playhouses of varied
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