City breaks in Krakow
Poland's former capital, Krakow is a city with a fascinating past, covered in beautiful buildings and set beside the Vistula River. Discover art, museums and music, as well as the famous dragon, when you visit.
This charismatic city has one of the largest medieval town squares in Europe and plenty of hidden gems to discover, too, from the weird and wonderful Wieliczka salt mine to the church where trumpets sound every day. After dark you will be entertained with a range of jazz clubs, pubs and bars serving affordable drinks, whilst there are cool festivals that take place at all hours, such as the Film Festival.
Whether you choose to explore the historical Jewish Quarter, the castle or the zoo, there really is something here for everyone with a passion for culture. No wonder Krakow is so popular!
Please note: City taxes payable locally.
- Why Krakow? You'll never be short of things to do here, with plenty of architecture, museums and galleries to explore, meaning that the city is full of activities all year round. Whether you're hanging out at the castle or learning about the local dragon legend, there's something exciting to discover here.
- Top attractions: Begin at the main Market Square and see some popular sights such as St. Mary’s Basilica, St Adalbert’s Church and Sukiennice. Follow up with a trip out of town to Auschwitz, which is a heartbreaking but unforgettable part of your visit.
- Who should go to Krakow? Krakow breaks are ideal for couples and families looking to experience the best of Polish culture, from historical sites to quirky modern art. Foodies will also be tempted here, thanks to a great range of tasty and cheap Polish and international food, including the famous milk bars.
- Top hotel: The Hilton Garden Inn Krakow opened its doors in 2011 and has been a firm favourite for short breaks ever since.
Wondering where to stay in Krakow? Just take a look at the district guide and find the area that suits you.
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- The Holiday Inn Krakow City Center is an elegant property located close to the historic centre.
- The Spatz Hotel offers outstanding value for money and is located in the Jewish Quarter, within easy reach of most attractions.
- The Hotel Wyspianski is a modern hotel located in the heart of the city.
Soak up the local culture
Visit the many restaurants, cafes and bars of Krakow and enjoy the diverse food and drink on offer, with something to suit every appetite. Experience the bar mleczny, also known as milk bars, or book a table in some of the fine dining eateries and try some of Krakow's famous beers and vodkas.
Enjoy the sights of Krakow
There’s so much to take in on a city break to Krakow - as well as the Main Market Square, the city boasts some picturesque medieval treasures, like the UNESCO protected Royal Wawel Castle. The castle boasts state rooms, royal private apartments, an armoury and treasury, and also some picturesque gardens.
Culture and more in Krakow
History-lovers will have plenty to explore, with the city playing host to a number of museums and galleries. There are many exhibitions to check out, including those at the National Museum, the Czartoryskis Museum and the City of Krakow Historical Museum. If you’d rather enjoy a spot of retail therapy then you can visit many shops and shopping centres on your city break to Krakow, with the 270 store Galeria Krakowska mall a favourite with holidaymakers.
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