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Krakow in Poland


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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. 

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

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Krakow Basics 

How to… / Vital information for visitors.

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Krakow Attractions

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

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Krakow at Leisure

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

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


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Piece of news:    The 2018 Easter market starts in the Krakow central square March 23rd, ends April 2nd.  

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Wawel Cathedral
Krakow Landmarks

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

Wawel Royal Castle, Wawel Cathedral, Krakow churches, Cloth Hall, Town Hall Tower, Basilica of the Virgin Mary's, Skalka Sanctuary, Barbican, City Walls, Collegium Maius, Planty Gardens, Tyniec Abbey, Bielany Monastery, St. Norbert's Convent, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow Mounds, 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

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, Collegium Maius, Kanonicza Street, Kazimierz Town, Auschwitz

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

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Where to stay in Krakow? / Lodging options.

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Eating in Krakow

How to enjoy every bite? / Eateries, meals, and foods.

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Krakow Maps 

Where is it? / Specialized maps of the city.

Map of Krakow, Map of Krakow's Old Town, Map of Kazimierz historic district, Map of the Main Roads, Driving in central Krakow, Maps of public transport in Krakow

Frugal Krakow

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

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Juliusz Slowacki Theater, Krakow
Krakow Business

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

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Krakow Proximity

What next? / Tourist destinations near Krakow.

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

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 

Krakow Hot Spots 

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

National Museum in Krakow, ICE Krakow, Sanctuary of Divine Mercy, Sanctuary of John Paul II, MOCAK, International Culture Center, Krakow Arena, Center for Jewish Culture



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Krakow Cello Spring festival, March 20th thru March 23rd 

Misteria Paschalia music festival, Krakow throughout Holy Week

New:   Krakow Film Music Festival May 29th to June 5th

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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 Krakow Glowny train station and MDA 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, not to mention a couple of campsites.

Food. There are literally thousands of restaurants in Krakow, from exclusive to inexpensive, which permits everybody to find a suitable place to eat out and enjoy preferred cuisines. 


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