4 Things to See, Do and Eat in Krakow

Planning a vacation? How about going to Krakow? Poland’s second largest city is a truly captivating place to visit. If you are looking for the perfect destination to spend your holiday, then look no further!

Krakow- you're next dream holiday awaits...

Krakow has got all that you really need to make your vacation a memorable one. So many things to see, so many things to do and of course so many things to eat- no wonder Krakow is an ideal place for every kind of traveler. No matter whatever interests you have, the things to see, do and eat in Krakow are wide and varied. So, one thing is sure enough that you will surely find something that appeals to you.

Once you reach Krakow, you will surely get overwhelmed with plenty of things to do, see and eat. As doing everything in one visit is impossible, you had better narrow down your options! To make this task easier for you, I have compiled a list of 4 Things to See, do and eat in Krakow.

4 Things To SEE in Krakow

The Old Town

Considered as the centre of Krakow, the city’s Old Town is the most common spot for visitors. The spot has a surplus of modern café’s, restaurants, pubs, shops, and an eyeful of historical and cultural sites.

Wawel Cathedral

Also situated in the Old Town is the thousand year old Wawel Cathedral, chock-full of history, charm and national pride. The cathedral features 18 Chapels, library, museum and national archives.

Wawel Royal Castle

Another cultural jewel that you must see is the Wawel Royal Castle. The castle is filled with state rooms, royal gardens, exhibitions, and breathtaking courtyard.

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Complete with various chapels, subterranean salt lake and an open reception hall, the Wieliczka Salt Mine is an exceptional attraction listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

4 Things To DO in Krakow


For those who love to shop, Krakow is a perfect place to do it in style!. Krakow’s markets, shops, boutiques and department stores literally brim with attractive souvenirs. From amber jewelries to exquisite lace tablecloths, hand-knitted sweaters to glass wares, you can choose anything to take back home with you, either for your loved ones or to keep with yourself as a souvenir.

Sporting Activities

As for the activities, there are plenty of them to enjoy including sailing, swimming, canoeing, yachting, and ice skating during winter.

Attend a Festival

Some of the biggest and best festivals in Krakow are:
Krakow Film Festival (held in May)
Summer Jazz Festival (held in July)
Unsound (held in October)

Have a Night Out

Krakow enjoys vibrant nightlife and its status as Poland’s biggest accumulation of nightspots. Simply hundreds of pubs, bars, nightclubs and discos can be found in courtyards and cellars. Paparazzi, Baroque, and Taawa are some of them.

4 Things To EAT in Krakow

For foodies, Krakow is a great place to savor various tasty delicacies. Some my personal favourites include:

A rich, meaty Hunter’s Stew

Zurek and pierogi

Sour Rye Soup and dumplings of unleavened dough

Pierogi ruskie

Dumplings filled with white cheese, potato, meat and fried onions

Krakowski obwarzanek

Krakow bagels, with poppy and sesame seeds

Come to Krakow and enjoy all these things.You’ll be glad that you did.

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4 Responses to “4 Things to See, Do and Eat in Krakow”

  1. Pete
    May 25, 2012 at 2:32 am #

    What have happened to all your beautiful photos? They have stopped!

  2. Falcon
    May 25, 2012 at 2:33 am #

    Thanks for the list of places to chow. Gotta love the food here!

  3. Sarah
    May 25, 2012 at 2:33 am #

    The underground salt lake sounds amazing! I will put it on the list!

  4. Emily
    May 25, 2012 at 2:34 am #

    You had me at SHOPPING!

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