Krakow's Old Town

Krakow's Old Town, Krakow, Poland (B)

I arrived in Krakow from Prague via a seven-hour train ride. I followed the signage from the train station to Krakow’s Old Town which took me through the mall, up to an exit through a Christmas market, down into a tunnel beneath a street and then into a lovely park dusted in a light snow. The walk through the park to one of the many streets that lead the square was quite soothing after a long day.

Soon I reached the main market square (Rynek Glówny) on which my hotel, Betmanowska Main Square Residence, was situated. The 4-star Betmanowska Main Square Residence is the number one hotel on TripAdvisor for Krakow. Normally, I would highly recommend staying here, as the hotel includes many unique features, its location is very convenient, and its price is right. 

The hotel is located in the Betmanowska tenement house dating from the turn of the 14th and 15th century. While the entrance and lobby of the hotel are non-descript, the attention to detail in the rooms is second to none. Each room is different, but they all come with a tea kettle, fancy coffee maker, nice flat screen, free non-alcoholic drinks in the fridge which are replaced daily, and welcoming champagne, chocolates and fruit plate. In addition, the décor is lovely. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Krakow's Old Town
Guide Location: Poland » Krakow
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Betmanowska Main Square Residence
  • St. Mary’s Basilica
  • Juliusz Słowacki Theatre
  • Planty Krakowskie
  • Krakow Barbican
  • The Historical Museum of the City of Krakow
  • St. Florian’s Gate
  • ulica Grodska
  • Wawel Castle
  • Jama Michalika Café
  • Cloth Hall
  • Town Hall Tower
  • a statue named Eros Bendato
  • Collegium Maius
  • Collegium Novum
  • Bishop’s Palace
  • Church of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Wawel Cathedral
  • the Wawel Dragon statue
  • Rynek Maly
  • Grzegórzecka 3