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As one of the oldest cities in Poland, you'd be right to expect a lot of history from Krakow, but what you might not expect is the modern buzz it has too. The city attracts more and more visitors to its centre every year with its unique mix of culture and nightlife.

The centre of attention

Krakow's centre is divided into two: the Old Town and Kazimierz. The Old Town was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the late 1970s and houses all of the most popular sights, such as Wawel Castle (the political and cultural centre of Poland until the end of the 1500s), the Main Square and Schindler's Factory - which now houses a museum and art gallery. The Old Town is also home to a vibrant nightlife, with bars and clubs open until the early hours. There is a myriad of restaurants to choose from here, with plenty of outdoor seating during the warmer months. 

Kaziniwez neighbours the Old Town and is actually even older in its heritage. In mediaeval times, the area was an entirely independent city with strong Jewish and Christian populations divided in the east and west. 

Krakow Old Town
Krakow Old Town
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Royal Castle

Combine these two central areas with the sixteen remaining districts and you have Krakow. There's plenty to see within the city centre, but if you fancy stepping outside of Krakow's quaint streets, you can find the Wieliczka Salt Mine just a short journey away. Many tours combine a visit to the Salt Mines with a trip to Auschwitz, representing an ugly but important-to-remember part of European history.

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Track into harrowing Birkenau, Auschwitz
Track into harrowing Birkenau, Auschwitz

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A little bit about Krakow

Key Information

Language
Polish
Currency
Polish Złoty
Time Zone
GMT+01:00
Perfect For
  • City Break
  • Stag & Hen
  • Culture Vulture
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