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City Guide Krakow

Beautiful Krakow! Krakow is one of Poland's oldest and most beautiful cities full with well-preserved medieval architecture, rich history, and vibrant cultural life.


Stare Miasto, Krakow's Old Town, is a UNESCO World Heritage site bustling with attractions, including the Main Market Square, which is home to the historic Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica. If you want to visit one church make sure it is this one. Don't miss the hourly trumpet call. You can also explore the Wawel Castle and Cathedral. The Castle is a bit disappointing but the Cathedral is beautiful.



The neighbourhood Kazimierz is a historic Jewish district in Krakow and is renowned for its rich Jewish heritage and vibrant cultural scene, featuring numerous synagogues, museums, and Jewish-themed restaurants and lots of cool small bars at Plac Nowy. It was once a thriving Jewish community until World War II. Today it stands as a poignant reminder of that past. Make sure you'll walk the Jewish Heritage Walk with landmarks like the Old Synagogue and the Remuh Cemetery.



If you have time make your way to the upcoming Podgórze neighbourhood, located across the Vistula River from Krakow's Old Town, with Piekernia Miejska and Restaurants Mazi and Restaurant Targowa2. Podgórze is a historical district that was the site of the Jewish Ghetto during World War II. Here you'll find the Ghetto Heroes Square, the Eagle Pharmacy Museum, and the Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory with a powerful exhibition highlighting his efforts to save over a thousand Jews from the Holocaust.



Boutique Hotels Krakow


PURO Hotels - PURO hotels describes themselves as unique, a little bit quirky, and imbued with a true sense of place. A refined, playful and relaxed experience and I couldn't agree more. Situated across Poland, 4-star PURO hotels has several boutique hotels throughout Poland namely Kraków (Old Town and Kazimierz), Warsaw, Gdansk, Lodz, Poznan and Wroclaw. We stayed at the PURO hotel Kraków in the cool neighbourhood Kazimierz and absolutely loved our stay.


Read more about my stay at PURO hotel Krakow.



Breakfast & Lunch Krakow


Read more Breakfast Krakow tips.

Astrid - A Nordic inspired cafe for breakfast and brunch. The whole menu looks delicious. So maybe you want to come back more than once.


Dynia Restobar - Close to Meho Cafe, Dynia Restobar has a full one pumpkin inspired menu, including pumpkin salads and pumpkin dumplings. A lovely cafe with an outdoor terrace too.


Restaurant Hummus Amamamusi - Humus galore at Restaurant Hummus Amamamusi. From the classis hummus to special flavours like jalapeño, sun-dried tomato, coriander, and roasted garlic and seasonal specialty hummuses like pumpkin and rhubarb. This vegetarian and vegan restaurant is a great addition to the Kazimierz neighbourhood. Go for delicious breakfast or brunch with hand-made sandwiches and wraps with lots of hummus.


Marble Cafe - For coffee and full day breakfast.

Massolit Books & Cafe - Massolit is an independent English-language bookstore, both used and new, located in Krakow's old town.


Massolit Bakery & Cafe - Around the corner from Massolit Books you will find Massolit Bakery & Cafe. Famous for their vegan croissants and yummy bagels with a minimal interior.

Piekernia Miejska - An amazing bakery. At Piekarnia Miejska thety bake breads using natural sourdough. No yeast, no enhancers. For rye breads they add honey and flaxseed, for other breads they add sunflower, pumpkin and sesame or just nigella. Wheat breads have cheddar sometimes roquefort, olives, herbs, lemon zest in addition to holes. Recommended.


Meho Cafe - Just outside old town, Meho Cafe has a lovely hidden garden that feels very quite and relaxed. The perfect spot for a lemonade and lunch.



Mo-ja Cafe & Bistro - Mo-ja Cafe & Bistro is a cozy corner in Krakow to relax with a latte, fresh baked pastry, or a yummy sesame bagel or salad.


Poranki Cafe - Two streets away from PURO hotels, this is a cute and lovely breakfast place in Kazimierz. We went twice, that maybe says enought ;-) Also good for coffee and cake. Top pick.

Wesola Cafe - Close to the Krakows main station, Wesola Cafe is a perfect place for a coffee and a bagel for lunch.


Restaurants Krakow


Judah Food market - A populair food market in Kraków's Kazimierz district with lots of food trucks to choose from. We loved to eat the Pierogi dumplings. Perfect for lunch or dinner.


Restaurant Hummus Amamamusi - Humus galore at Restaurant Hummus Amamamusi. From the classis hummus to special flavours like jalapeño, sun-dried tomato, coriander, and roasted garlic and seasonal specialty hummuses like pumpkin and rhubarb. This vegetarian and vegan restaurant is a great addition to the Kazimierz neighbourhood. Go for delicious breakfast or brunch with hand-made sandwiches and wraps with lots of hummus.

Restaurant Noah - We loved our dinner at Noah restaurant, an Israeli restaurant in Kraków's Kazimierz district. At NOAH you will eat plates based on local and seasonal products with vibrant smells of the markets in the streets of Israel.


Restaurant Mazi - MAZI restaurant has a Mediterranean cuisine with the entire wealth of culinary traditions of the countries of its basin: Spain, France, Italy, the Balkans, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, the Maghreb and the Levant.


Restaurant Targowa2 - A small dinner selection but nevertheless a nice restaurants with beer, wines and food. For Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.


Bars Krakow


Bar Alchemia Krakow - Bar Alchemia is a laidback bar that is perfect for craft beers, wine and a burger. Perfect for a casual evening in a brown brick cafe.

Hevre Bar Krakow - Housed in a former Jewish prayer house, Bar Hevre is also a very laidback and casual bar for drinks and/or dinner.


Things To Do Krakow


Rent a bike


Visit the nearby Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum





My trip through Central/Eastern Europe took me to Warsaw, Krakow, Bratislava, Vienna, Brno and Prague. If you have similar plans, discover all my city trip guides here.



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