What to See in Cracow - The City With Medieval Charm

Poland, Krakow Guide (B): What to See in Cracow - The City With Medieval Charm

Cracow (Kraków in Polish), due to its location, went through enormously difficult times in both ancient and recent history. Squeezed between the Europe's most powerful empires, it suffered invasions, raids and pillages from all directions. Miraculously, unlike Warsaw - the Polish capital, it survived the atrocities of the second world war almost intact, therefore, you can still sense its medieval charm strolling down the colorful cozy streets or having lunch in the largest medieval Market Square in Europe.

Many European airlines offer cheap flights to Cracow's Airport - Balice. It's also very easily accessible from other cities in Poland by bus or train. However, the trains in Poland may be often delayed and quite slow. After arrival in Balice, you can get a special tram that runs between the city center and the airport every 30 minutes - for around 20 PLN (5 EUR/6.40 USD). The return ticket is a bit cheaper. The journey takes only about 20 minutes. Another option, much cheaper (although longer - around 1 hour) is to take a public bus - it will cost less than 4 PLN (0.90 EUR/1.30 USD). ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: What to See in Cracow - The City With Medieval Charm
Guide Location: Poland » Krakow
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Market Square   The Cloth Hall   Town Hall Tower   St. Adalbert's Church   St. Mary's Church   St. Andrew's Church   Barbican   Florianska Gate   City Walls   Wawel Royal Castle  
Author: Tomasz Lisowski
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