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Krakow Holidays 2020
One of Poland’s most popular cities, Krakow lies in the south of Poland close to the Czech Republic border. Perfect for a city break destination, Krakow has a coloured past and a historical significance. Having survived the violence of WWII, Krakow has well-maintained hubs within the city which simply appeal to its visitors. The Jewish quarter and the city’s medieval have a buzzing atmosphere, which Krakow’s visitors become immersed with. It’s easy to see traces of Krakow’s past reflected throughout the city, particularly through it’s Gothic and Renaissance buildings.
Your guide to Krakow holidays
Top 5 things to do in Krakow
Krakow has a stunning Main Square full of medieval influences which trace back to the 13th-century. Encircled by wonderful pieces of architecture like palaces and churches. Have a walk around the Main Square and admire the surrounding views. Or just soak up the atmosphere here, as it is one of the largest medieval town squares in Europe. In addition, discover the beautiful Wawel Castle, perched on a hilltop this 14th-century castle is surrounded by a lush courtyard. Built during King Casimir III’s reign, this castle complex has a number of structures to complete it. Now, it is a museum site, so visitors are free to learn more about it.
Visit some of Krakow’s churches and religious landmarks, such as the St. Mary’s Basilica and Wawel Cathedral. These Gothic style buildings have wonderful exteriors and are beautiful to witness. Wawel Cathedral is the coronation site of Polish monarchs and also houses a museum. For quaint restaurants and cafes, head to Krakow’s Jewish quarter to enjoy some local delicacies.
When to go
Overall, Krakow is a wonderful city break destination. Families, friends and couples can all appreciate a visit to one of Poland’s most popular cities. History buffs will have a fantastic time in the city, unveiling Krakow’s past and learning even more about its historical standing. Check out our cheap deals on flights and hotels to Krakow and find a price you’re happy with. With our smart search function, you can filter your options down until you find something that suits you and create the perfect Krakow city break.