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Long Weekend In Krakow

Written by Sarah Thompson

Is KRAKOW worth visiting? 100%!

When to visit:

Krakow in Poland is wonderful to visit ALL-YEAR round, but visiting before Christmas is magical!

How long to visit: A minimum of 3 nights.

Budget: £ Krakow is an affordable city break choice

We visited in December 2018 and the snow was falling (particularly in the outskirts of Krakow). We stayed in a good location a short walk from the centre at Zulian Aparthotel.  The rooms were spacious and the breakfast plentiful.

Here are our top things to do!

  • Stock up on Christmas presents at the Christmas Markets (followed by some delicious Gingerbread and mulled wine). 

  • Enjoy your evening meal in the main city square (also known as the Rynek). Covering a massive 40,000, it is the vibrant and lively heart of the city. Sit in or outside its many restaurants and be warmed by the covered outside seating and heaters.

  • Spend a morning wandering around Kazimirez, Krakow's Jewish Quarter. 

  • From the main square, visit St Mary’s Basilica, easily spotted with its warm red colour and duo of towers. Be sure to look inside!
  • With Krakow’s well known trade history you won’t miss its Cloth Hall. This beautiful building now houses souvenir stands (and is a great place to warm up!)
  • On the western side of the main square stands the Town Hall Tower looming an impressive 70 metres.

  • Visit Rynek Underground Museum. It’s entrance is in the Cloth Hall and it hides beneath the cities Piazza.
  • Be sure to book an excursion to Auschwitz & Birkenau – a truly haunting experience but one not to be missed.

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