Come join us as we visit Krakow, Poland in this travel guide as we cover the top attractions and best things to do in Kraków in terms of museums, restaurants, shopping, castles and churches worth visiting.
From Wawel Castle to the Old Town and Kazimierz to Planty Park you’ll find Krakow charming as you meander through its attractive streets and squares.
With legendary nightlife, a flourishing food scene and plenty of green space Kraków feels just as much like a city as it does a town.
We ended up coming for a week and wanting to stay for an entire month. Krakow truly won us over and in this travel guide I think you’ll find out why.
20 Things to do in Krakow City Tour | Poland Travel Guide:
Intro – 00:00
1) Wawel Castle (Zamek Królewski na Wawelu) – 00:27
2) Vistula River walk for exercise (Wisła) – 01:23
3) River Cruise on the Vistula (Rejs statkiem Wisły) – 01:37
4) The Royal Road or Royal Route (Droga Królewska) – 02:22
5) St. Mary’s Basilica, Kraków Church (Kościół Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny, Kościół Mariacki) – 02:39
6) Main Square, Kraków Medieval Town Square (Rynek Główny) – 02:57
7 – St. Florian’s Gate or Florian Gate (Brama Floriańska) and the Kraków Barbican (barbakan krakowski) in the Old Town – 03:12
8 – Planty Park (Parku Planty Białystok) – 03:20
9 – Kazimierz neighborhood for street art (Sąsiedztwo Kazimierz) – 03:26
10 – Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum of Kraków (Polish: Muzeum Etnograficzne im. Seweryna Udzieli w Krakowie) – 03:36
11 – Polish Breakfast at Moment restaurant in Krakow (Polskie śniadanie) – 03:58
12 – Nightlife in Kazimierz (Życie nocne) – 04:09
13 – Pierogi at Pierogarnia (Polish Dumplings) – 04:31
14 – Tram Ride in Krakow (tramwajowy) – 05:46
15 – Ice Cream at Emil Kręci Lody – 05:56
16 – Kościuszko Mound (kopiec Kościuszki) in Kraków, Poland – 07:54
17 – Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory (Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera) – 08:42
18 – Parish of St. Joseph’s Church (Kościół św. Józefa) at Podgórze Square – 09:05
19 – Park Bednarskiego (Park im. Wojciecha Bednarskiego) – 09:17
20 – Galeria Krakowska (Galerii Krakowskiej) for shopping in Krakow, Poland – 09:59
Outro – 10:11
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Our visit Krakow travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a food guide, top sightseeing tourist attractions and the city by day including visiting castles, churches and museums and Krakow by night. We also cover off-the-beaten-path outdoor activities you won’t find in a typical Krakow tourism brochure, Krakow itinerary or Krakow, Poland city tour.
Krakow alternate spellings: Kraków, Cracow, Krakau, 克拉科夫
20 Things to do in Kraków, Poland Travel Guide video transcript:
We kicked off this trip to Poland with a visit to Krakow, a city people have been telling us to visit for years and now we know why. Krakow in the summertime was wonderful! We spent our time enjoying castle views from the river side, exploring neighbourhoods covered in street art, eating some of the best pierogie of our lives, and also discovering what we think may be the best ice cream. The following is our travel guide to some of the best things to do in Krakow!
Wawel Castle is Krakow’s crowning jewel, and for centuries it was the residence of the kings of Poland. You can see a mix of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque architecture all in one place.
While in the city, we also had to walk the Royal Route, which was once the historic coronation path of Polish kings.
After visiting the basilica, we spent a bit of time walking the Main Square, which just so happens to be Europe’s largest medieval town square.
And that’s it for our visit to Krakow! We hope this video gave you a few ideas of things to do around the city. If you have any other places to add to this list or any tips for fellow travellers visiting Krakow feel free to share those.
This is part of our Travel in Poland video series showcasing Polish food, Polish culture, Polish cuisine while visiting Kraków Polska.
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