Poland II.: Kraków

Kraków got his name from Krak Monarch and was first mentioned in script in 966. Its population is the second biggest in Poland. It was the capital until 1795, then Warsawa took its throne for ever. But Kraków has its revenge, because it’s more historical and let’s say it out loud: more prettier, than Warsawa, so it’s more popular among foreigners.

Here are the top attractions of Kraków you should definitely visit:

Wawel Royal Castle
5. Wawel
Opening hours: Closed on Mondays! Tuesday-Sunday 9:30-17:00
Tickets: 10-18 PLN
Click here for more information!
That is the place where Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine painting can be found.

Wawel Cathedral
3. Wawel
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00-17:30, Sunday 12:30-17:30
Tickets: 7-12 PLN
Click here for more information!

Smocza Jama (Dragon’s Den)
Western, low end of Wawel Hill
Opening hours: Open from April 23, 10:00 – 17:00. From May open 10:00 – 18:00. April 28 – May 3 and May 31 – June 3 open 10:00 – 19:00.
Tickets: 3 PLN

Old Town+Main Market Square with Sukiennice+Adam Mickiewicz Monument+Eros Bound
1-3. Rynek Główny

Oskar Schindler’ Factory
4. Lipowa
Opening hours: Monday 10:00-16:00, Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-20:00
Tickets: 140 PLN
Click here for more information!

Kazimierz (Jewish District)
Take a guided tour or a carriage ride to visit the local market at Plac Nowy, Vistula River and Remuh Synagogue.

Lonely chairs at Ghetto Heroes Square
 30-001 plac Bohaterów Getta
Opening hours: It can be visited anytime!

Jagiellonian University
24. Gołębia
Click here for more information!

Barbakan
Ul. Basztowa

Church of St. Andrew
54. ul. Grodzka
Opening hours: Open every day! Monday-Sunday 9:00-17:00

Whenever you are in Kraków it’s a great opportunity to take two one-day trips to Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Click here and here for more information!

 

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