Krakow: Highlights of the Old Town

Krakow: Highlights of the Old Town, Krakow, Poland (B)

The city of Krakow, former capital of Poland and seat of the Polish monarchs for centuries, is without a doubt one of the most charming cities in Europe. Its beautifully preserved medieval Old Town, where you can find most of the places of interest of this Unesco World Heritage city, is one of the few places in Poland that escaped from complete destruction during World War II.

During my first day in Krakow, I explored all the highlights of the Old Town, starting in Market Square and following the Royal Road from St. Florian’s Gate all the way to Wawel Castle, the former residence of the kings. Check out this itinerary to discover one of the liveliest cities of Poland!

During the last few years, Krakow has become one of the preferred European destinations for a short getaway. Thanks to this, the city is very well connected with most European cities by dozens of airlines that land at the John Paul II Kraków-Balice International Airport.

If you’re coming by air, buses 208 and 252 will bring you to the city centre in less than 45 minutes. Bus 208 leaves every hour and stops at the Dworzec Główny Wschód central station, while bus 252 departs every 30 minutes and stops at the ICE Congress Centre on the south side of the city. One-way tickets only costs 4 złoty (approx. €1) ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Krakow: Highlights of the Old Town
Guide Location: Poland » Krakow
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Kraków Główny
  • ICE Congress Centre
  • Main Square
  • St. Mary's Basilica
  • Cloth Hall
  • Town Hall Tower
  • the 'Eros Bendato'
  • St. Florian’s Gate
  • the Barbican
  • Church of the Transfiguration
  • Church Of St. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist
  • Jagiellonian University
  • Wawel Castle
  • statue of Tadeusz Kościuszko
  • Royal Cathedral
  • John Paul II Cathedral Museum
  • Wawel Dragon statue
  • Pod Wawelem
  • High Life Hostel