Krakow, (Kraków), well-known for its precious ancient monuments of culture and art, is Poland’s former majestic capital and one of the most striking spots for tourism.
There are always a lot of fun things to do in Krakow while on vacation in the city situated on the Vistula River.
Krakow is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland and it has traditionally been amongst the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland’s most vital economic centres.
All this adds up to a great holiday destination!
Besides history, art and an air all of its own, Krakow offers tourists entertainment and leisure: theatres, cabaret, clubs, cafes, bars, wine cellars and restaurants have something to offer everyone. International festivals and other events are held almost continuously throughout the year.
If you believe the urban legend, Krakow has the most number of bars in the world. Bars can be found stretching from the Old Town to Kazimierz and beyond. Tourists flock here to get a taste of the best wines and fun that it has to offer!
You only need Krakow’s Market Square for all of your souvenir shopping. There are plenty of stalls offering trinkets and tasty snacks. Shopping malls include Galeria Krakowska and Galeria Kazimierz. These have boutiques, shoe stores, coffee shops, drugstores and other outlets.
The Wawel Castle is a renaissance castle and is one of Europe’s hand-picked models of Renaissance architecture in Poland. It is a must-see site and most tourists include it in their visit. Its key attractions include the King’s Representative Chambers, the King’s Private Chambers, the Crown Treasury and Armoury, an archaeological exhibition ”The Lost Wawel” and the ”Art of the East” exhibition.
It is often said that you can get to know the nation by how well they treat their animals, and if this is true, then Poland must be amongst the best. Krakow has an excellent zoo, located in the Las Wolski. It’s of convenient size, with open areas for the larger mammals, aviaries for the feathered friends. If you are an animal lover, then this is where you should land!
The Krakow Film Festival is one of Europe’s prized arts and culture events, devoted to documentaries, animations and other short films. It was founded in 1961.
Regardeless of when you visit the city there will always be a lot of fun things to do in Krakow! Many consider June to be the best time to be at Krakow, it is the month that hosts a number of festivals like Jewish Culture Festival, ArtBoom Festival, Selector, Wianki and many others.
The International Krakow Film Festival is around May and that is a must see event.
Etiuda & Anima, Bajit Chadasz and the Christmas Market are the spotlights during winter.
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