This article is dedicated especially to those tourists who are going to Cracow but only for a weekend. Undoubtedly, to see all attractions offered in Cracow, even a week will not be enough. However, these three days may be spent in really effective way. You can treat such short trip as the beginning of your adventure with Cracow and the push to visit Cracow at least one more time. Nevertheless, for such a short stay, you need to be prepared, so we recommend to pre-plan each day of your stay in Cracow. Of course, there are tourists who would rather to spontaneously gad around than organize a trip, but for those who would like to be aware of in what directions they are going, and what monument stands in front of them, we definitely recommend to button up everything. In this article there are included either the most touristic or the most interesting places in Cracow worth.
First of all, Cracow is a city famous for the Wawel Royal Castle and the Dragon of Wawel hill. You should know that the castle is really big, and visiting all chambers and exhibitions demands a lot of time.Next point in your list of“must see”is the Main Square. This is not only the biggest square in Poland, but it is also one of the biggest squares in Europe. There are plenty of great restaurant, cafes and performing funnymen. You can sit under the cloth halls, drink a glass of wine, and gloat over the beautiful view which is in front of your eyes. If the weather is warm and sunny, we also definitely recommend taking a ride boat on Wisla River, or ballooning.In this way, you will have an opportunity to see the stunning panorama of Cracow. The old town is really crowded and during the peak season (spring or summer), you may have even problems with freely walking through the Old Town. Then, you can spend more time in Kazimierz neighbourhood, the Jewish and old part of the city. There are also a lot of tourists but much less than in the Old Town. Kazimierz neighbourhood has own special atmosphere. All buildings look completely different than in the others parts of the city. You will find there less expensive, but more magic cafes and restaurants. There should be also mentioned about the small square in Kazimierz, where you can try absolutely amazing Polish toasties. They are really special and popular not only amongst locals but tourists as well. Another not so really popular place is a bay known as Zakrzowek. It is located in suburbs, but those who love nature, should definitely go there. During a sunny day views are outstanding, and you have impression that you were standing on the coast in a tropic, not in Poland. If you love beautiful views, then you should definitely climb Kosciuszko Mound – “the symbol of Polish Independence and Solidarity of nations in the name of the Good of the Humanity”.If you still have a time, you should visit two other important places, but outside the city: Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Both are worth seeing but visiting each of them needs at least 3 or 4 hours. All detailed information related to the ticket prices, location, opening hours, you can find on official websites of those places. Our aim is only to give you an overall view of the best things that everyone who spend weekend in Cracow should see.