Every time when i go to central Europe i must come to Krakow, Polish city with amazing architecture and range of activities for every one. Krakow, a city in southern Poland, is known for its well-preserved medieval core and Jewish quarter. Old Town – ringed by Planty Park and remnants of the city’s medieval walls – is centered on the stately, expansive Rynek Glówny (market square), site of Cloth Hall, a Renaissance-era trading outpost, and St. Mary’s Basilica, a 14th-century Gothic church.
HOW TO GET THERE
Plenty of low cost flights go to or from Krakow. Also location allow easy access to this city from land. Many trains, buses are connecting Krakow with every major city in Europe.
WHAT TO DO THERE AND WHAT TO SEE
The Gothic Wawel Castle in Kraków in Poland was built at the behest of Casimir III the Great, who reigned from 1333 to 1370, and consists of a number of structures situated around the central courtyard.
Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven is a Brick Gothic church re-built in the 14th century, adjacent to the Main Market Square in Kraków, Poland. Standing 80 m tall, it is particularly famous for its wooden altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine, located in the town of Wieliczka in southern Poland, lies within the Kraków metropolitan area.The Czartoryski Museum and Library is a museum located in Kraków, Poland, founded in Puławy in 1796 by Princess Izabela Czartoryska. Museum is full with nice edition of old books and some items from 14-15 century or earlier from the Polish history.
Ojców National Park is a national park in Kraków County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship in southern Poland, established in 1956. It takes its name from the village of Ojców, where it also has its headquarters. Chopin visited Ojców in 1829.
Tyniec is a historic village in Poland on the Vistula river, since 1973 a part of the city of Kraków. Tyniec is notable for its famous Benedictine abbey founded by King Casimir the Restorer in 1044
Kościuszko Mound in Kraków, Poland, erected by Cracovians in commemoration of the Polish national leader Tadeusz Kościuszko, is an artificial mound modeled after Kraków’s prehistoric mounds of Krak and Wanda.
As a old Jewish city Krakow has a lot of Synagogues from different periods of the time. Still Jewish community there is strong and relatively big.
Ogrodzieniec Castle is a ruined medieval castle in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland. Rebuilt several times in its history, the castle was originally built in the 14th–15th century by the Włodkowie Sulimczycy family
Smocza Jama is a limestone cave in the Wawel Hill in Kraków. Owing to its location in the heart of the former Polish capital and its connection to the legendary Wawel Dragon, it is the best known cave in Poland.
Finding an accommodation in Krakow is easy and you can find from different prices. Krakow is very popular for backpacking so there is lot of low cost hostels , price is from 10 euro per bed up to 25 euros private room.
BEST TIME TO GO THERE
The best times to visit Kraków are fall and spring. The weather is pleasant and the summer’s throngs of tourists are nowhere to be found. July and August’s weather can reach around 70 degrees Fahrenheit ( 38 C) , while the average low in January is in the high teens. However, there really is no bad time to visit Kraków. The summer features some of its most lively festivals. And while the winters can get quite cold, the city compensates with its surprising beauty.