Krakow travel guide | Poland

Posted by on January 10, 2013

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The second largest city in Poland only from the political standpoint has nothing to regret for the most quoted Polish capital, Warsaw. Krakow is a city that has day color thanks to the many nuances that are evident on the main facades of the buildings on the street at night muffled for the atmosphere that is created with a very low lighting system with the feeling of calm.

Krakow Statue

Krakow Statue

Krakow

Krakow

Everything focuses around the Market Square which is the Rynek Glowny, the true center of economic, cultural and commercial city. It is also rich in local architecture remaining untouched after being bombed during the Second World War. It ‘s the place preferred by street artists, the musicians, and the constant presence of markets. It draws in millions of tourists.

Wawel Cathedral

Wawel Cathedral

Wawel Castle

Wawel Castle

All branches that are present at the square result in a point of cultural interest such as the Barbican, Wawel Castle or the Jewish cemetery. The task to divide the city takes care of the Wisla River which distinguishes the modern districts that arose after the war. To make it even more interesting is the choice of this city the Polish nightlife becomes a point of reference for young tourists. At night it transforms with numerous nightclubs such as Prozac and Frantic just to name a few in which access is often free: drink a cocktail with friends or chat.

Krakow in the evening

Krakow in the evening

Krakow at Night

Krakow at Night

In each corner of the square the mini bus of up to 8 people performs a tour through the streets of the Old Town for a period of three hours with a total price of 300 zloty total (about 75 euro). For lovers of Polish cuisine or for those who wish to try and taste all the local delicacies you cannot miss the famous and delicious pierogi, a sort of giant tortellone meat filling. For a very fast meal, zapiekanka can replace plenty of dinner. For those arriving by plane the journey to the center is short. It is even less if you’re using the train because the station is reachable on foot. Krakow is a perfect mix of culture and entertainment.

Barbakan

Barbakan

Kraków photos: Kuba Wierzchowski, Robert Karo, Tomasz Podhalanski, chris@durham.

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