Great Places to Visit
From caves to castles, historic Krakow is heaving with things to do, regardless of the time of year you visit. One thing’s for certain – boredom won’t be on the cards.
Visit a Milk Bar
During your stay, make sure you stop by one of the bar mleczny, or milk bars, which offer a tip-of-the-hat tribute to the olden days. For pocket change, you can eat like you would have done had you lived here during the communist years, while also being hit with a culture shock. Milk Bar Tomasza is one of the best.
Learn about the Dragon
The Wawel Dragon is an iconic character in Polish folklore, and its cave is hidden away in Wawel Hill, overlooking the Vistula River. There’s an impressive fire-breathing metal sculpture marking the entrance to the dragon’s lair, which is locally known as the Smocza Jama and is the most famous cave in the country.
Explore the Gothic Castle
Once you’ve finished delving into folklore tales of dragons, take a trip to Wawel Hill, where the stunning gothic Wawel Castle sits majestically, watching over the city and the banks of the river below. It’s UNESCO-protected and, whether you’re there for the architecture or the history, you won’t be disappointed.
Tick Off the Museums
Krakow has its fair share of museums and art galleries, which prove incredibly popular with both visitors and locals alike. Check out the fascinating exhibitions and displays at the National Museum, or pop across to the Historical Museum if you’re a bit of a history enthusiast. The Czartoryskis Museum is also well worth a visit.