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Past middle age - or nearly - and visiting Krakow.
Krakow is popular with visitors
of any age yet arguably it’s matured people who can get most
out of the city. Sure, youngsters enjoy the local vibrant
club scene and similar thrills on offer. Krakow, however,
reserves its best attractions for grown-ups able to relish
historic architecture, art gems, cultured amusement, slow
food, and the like.
Age pays off in Krakow, somewhat.
People aged seventy and over are
entitled to travel for free on the
system, i.e. all trams as well as buses operated by MPK S.A.
company. Other carriers, service providers and suppliers
largely seem to try hard not to offend older people by
age-related special treatment.
As regards sightseeing, most
museums offer senior discounts for 65-and-over age group
although the benefits are restricted, at least officially,
to residents of the European Union, the rest of the European
Economic Area (Iceland, Norway) and Switzerland. Notably
this applies to all branches of the
National Museum in
Krakow as well as the Historical Museum of the City of
Factory), and the
Wawel Royal Castle. Regrettably, in the case
of the Wieliczka Salt Mine senior discounts are limited to
the Polish pensioners.
Please remember that in order to
be eligible for a senior discount one needs to produce an
identity document with a photo and birth date.
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Krakow lodging guide
You have 26,000-plus beds to choose from.
Dinning guide to restaurants in Krakow
The city’s central Old Town historic district is crammed with stores of all sorts. And big new
shopping malls are nearby.
Tax-free Shopping in Krakow
Getting around in Krakow
Public lavatories in Krakow
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