Pierogi, Kings and Dragons. See the Beauty of Krakow.

Poland, Krakow Guide (B): Pierogi, Kings and Dragons. See the Beauty of Krakow.

I remember learning in high school all about Kraków (Cracow in English), the history, its importance, its kings and dragon stories. It all seemed a fairy tale, a very real tale. I was in Kraków many times, usually just for a day, sometimes though I want to indulge myself with a few days in this charming city. Without a doubt it is the most visited place in Poland by tourists from other countries. It is also a rather popular city break for the Poles. 

Kraków is lively. During the day the streets are filled with people enjoying the atmosphere and architecture. At the main square the sound of horses echoes against the walls while the people enjoy some local food in one of the terraces. The streets are rarely empty even if it is pouring down rain. Then it transforms into an umbrella town. Kraków is too pretty to be hiding from it.

There are mixed opinions about Kraków. Some say it is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, other think it is overrated and compare it to Prague, Vienna or Budapest. As much as I understand the variety of viewpoints, I find it difficult to compare Kraków to other places. It is not prettier nor less attractive, it is simply different and one of a kind. I certainly think of Kraków with some kind of sentiment given that I come from Poland. I remember dreaming of having my student life there and frequent visits to the castle where many legends are buried. My unable to settle feet however took me elsewhere. I admit though that I always come back to Kraków with pleasure and I might be biased to say that it is in fact one of the most charming cities in Europe. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Pierogi, Kings and Dragons. See the Beauty of Krakow.
Guide Location: Poland » Krakow
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Anna Nowak
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.postcardsfromtheworld.com/pierogi-kings-dragons-see-beauty-krakow/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Wieliczka
  • Andel’s by Vienna House
  • Puro Hotel
  • Hotel Polski Pod Białym Orłem
  • Metropolitan Boutique Hotel
  • Ginger Aparthostel
  • Aparthotel Stare Miasto
  • Apartamenty Parkside
  • HappyGuests Apartments