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Things to do in Kraków

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Castle
“For free, you can stroll the Wawel Castle grounds. And for many people, this may be enough. This is a beautiful spot to visit, with a unique cathedral, manicured gardens, and an assortment of historic buildings. For the most “peaceful” experience, get here early or late to avoid the crowds of tourists. The castle grounds open at 6 am, so you can really get here early if you want.”
  • 144 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“One of the two bigest shopping malls in Krakow. Located right next to the Main Station.”
  • 78 locals recommend
History Museum
“Just 15 minutes walk. Modern style (interactive) muzeum of The Second World War. It is not only the place which commemorate Schindler's history (portrayed in famous film "Schindler's List", but also portrays life of Kraków under Nazi occupations. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“This neighborhood was once the heart of the Jewish community in Krakow. During World War II, Jews were forcibly moved out of Kazimierz to the ghetto. This neighborhood remained abandoned and neglected for many years after the war. In 1993, Steven Spielberg filmed the movie Schindler’s List here, and since then, people have come flooding back to the area, bringing with them shops, restaurants, and bars.”
  • 110 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (MOCAK) houses a permenant collection of Polish contemporary art, as well as shows of artists from all over the world. It's located in a former industrial area Zabłocie, ugly and full of untamed life! ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Galeria Kazimierz - one of the largest shopping centers in Krakow. It is located at 34 Podgórska Street in the Grzegórzki district, and its name is associated with Kazimierz, neighboring with Grzegórzki. The gallery has a total of over 160 stores and service outlets.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Amber, amber amber !!! Located in the middle of the Market Square , best place in Krakow to buy souvenirs.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Plaza
“This is the number one place on the sightseeing list if you are in Krakow for the first time.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“$$ Lunch / Leisure time. Few minutes away, on the other bank of Vistula river. Good beer, tasty burgers. During summer time you can sit on sunbeds, during winter next to a fire place. It's nearby and very cozy but usally crowded. Marii Konopnickiej 28 street. ”
  • 125 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“This park runs all the way around where the moat used to be outside the old city walls. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Park
“A great park within walking distance from the Old town. It's got something for everyone. Great kids playgrounds, a skate park, basketball, tennis, volleyball, even petanque!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Church
“The Cloth Hall may be the centerpiece of the Main Market Square, but St. Mary’s Basilica is the the highlight of a visit here. It’s this view of the church that you see so often on travel guides and blog posts, and there is more to do here than to just take a few photos.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cool place to have a local beer or coffee, with the interior made to resemble a private home still set in the past. Old furniture, passage to another room made out of a wardrobe, candles for lights, and old family portraits all over the walls create the cosy atmosphere.”
  • 117 locals recommend
History Museum
“Muzeum. The underground of the Krakow Market Square is a journey into the past, revived centuries by archaeologists. It shows Krakow and its relations with other European Cities. One can get there by tram or 30 minutes walk along Vistula Rive.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Park
“Botanical garden - the entrance costs about PLN 3, and for a few hours you can spend a nice time in green and peaceful place in the middle of the city.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Café
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“The best breakfast place in Kraków. A wonderful selection of fresh bread and homemade jam.”
  • 67 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“The best breakfast place in Kraków. A wonderful selection of fresh bread and homemade jam.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Restaurant
“$$ Lunch / supper. Crowded and loud place. Specific atmosphere but what you get for the price.. a lot! Challenge to eat all of it. Don’t forget to check weekly menu (each day brings new dish in good price)”
  • 61 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Delicious French food! Good for lunch and dinner. It is necessary to reserve a table.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Salad Place
“Healthy and cheap mainly vegeterian dishes (salad bar) in a great garden-like interior. There is also a restaurant in the basement. Perfect for a very quick lunch.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Falafel Restaurant
“In the heart of Kazimierz, in a pleasant, modern and climatic interior, aromas and tastes are waiting for you straight from streets of Israel. You will feel the casual atmosphere as soon as you enter.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Super affordable traditional and delicious Polish meals, massive portions too. A perfect place if you want to try authentic Polish cuisine in a busy diner, not a high-end​ restaurant.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“One of the best Italian restaurants in Krakow with reasonable prices (5-10 euros)”
  • 30 locals recommend

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