We’ve started our Europe tour in Krakow in South Poland. This royal city is perfect for romantic walk and interesting for younger tourists. Believe me, if you visit Krakow you won’t regret and the memories will stay with you for ever.
Krakow attractions around the Main Square
The firs thing you should definiteslysee in Krakow is Mariacki Church. It’s the most important church in the city and it is connected with an interesting legend about bugle call. Another object on the Main Square, right next Mariacki Church, are Sukiennice – a former medieval trade centre. Nowadyas, there are plenty of Krakow souvenirs to buy in there. amazing underground museum below Cloth Halls. Interactive exhibitions took us into incredible Medievial Krakow – we were delighted! Exhibition presents original findings from the city, which helps to reconstruct how the city looked like hundreds years ago. Later on we had a coffee ( and two hot chocolates) in vinted lovely cafe inside Sukiennice. We had a concert of a piano man, who usually entertains guests with his music.
We also entered archaeological museum, the oldest archaeological institution in Poland, located just 5 minutes walking from the Main Square. There are many archaeological findings and reconstruction the period from the Paleolithic Age to the modern times. Not only from those lands, but also from Egypt! I think it’s really interesting place for both adults and children.
Wawel Castle in Krakow
If you visit Krakow, you can’t miss Wawel Castle. I was not aware that I will meet Lady with an Ermine, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece in Krakow! Wawel was a headquarter of polish kings in medieval ages. A place of coronations of monarchs and their burials. Now their bodies lie down in catacombs in cathedral build near the castle.
Royal chambers, wide range of weapons, pieces of furniture, everyday use objects… I recommend to everyone! And the views… Wisla River, lovely boats rocking slowly on the water… And, down the Wawel Hill… The dragon! Yes, Wawel Dragon, huge beast which breathes the fire. If you wish, you can also enter the cave of the dragon, his house. Children’s satisfaction guaranteed.
If you visit Krakow you just have to try famous “obwarzanek”. It’s the most popular snack in the city and you can find it in every corner in small kiosks on wheels. We bought every flavor including poppy seeds, sesame, cheese and salt. Another thing were incredible zapiekanki in Kazimierz district. It was kind of long pizza with plenty of vegetables and melting cheese – delicious. The last but no least was Krakow Kumpir. It’s incredibly huge potato stuffed with delicious filling. I like eating and usually eat big portions but kupmir defeated me!
Additionally, Krakow is a perfect place for those who like to seat and relax with a cup of coffee. There are plenty of cozy and cheap cafes in the city. I’m sure everyone will find something for themselves.