Krakow Acclaimed Museums Walking Tour, Krakow

One of the best ways to learn about Krakow is to visit its numerous museums. You will be charmed by Krakow’s sense of history, culture and tradition. Check the list of museums that are popular among tourists and Krakow's friendly locals in this next self-guided tour.
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Krakow Acclaimed Museums Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Krakow Acclaimed Museums Walking Tour
Guide Location: Poland » Krakow (See other walking tours in Krakow)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Author: ellen
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Wawel Cathedral's John Paul II Museum

1) Wawel Cathedral's John Paul II Museum (must see)

Opened in 1978, this museum is a fine example of 14th-century Gothic architecture. It was opened by Pope John Paul II and has pieces of medieval church art on display. There are many precious sculptures, paintings, golden monstrances, old crosses, and fancy reliquaries. Here you will see one of the most precious of things, King Sigismund II August’s ornate sword from the 16th century.

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Aquarium and Natural History Museum

2) Aquarium and Natural History Museum

Located in the center of the Old Town in Krakow, adjacent to the Wawel Castle is the Aquarium and Natural History Museum. Housed in an unusual building, this is a must visit in Krakow. Amidst all the historical buildings in the Old Town, the museum filled with exotic marine life comes as a pleasant surprise.

Together, the Aquarium and National History Museum house over 130 species of exotic fish and marine organisms collected from all over the globe. Apart from that, you can also treat your...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Galicia Jewish Museum

3) Galicia Jewish Museum (must see)

Established in 2004 by Chris Schwarz, The Galicia Jewish Museum takes its visitors through the journey of the Jewish community in Poland. The aim here is to open up the Jewish culture in Kazimierz to those who come and visit.

Through series of photographs and other media collected over the years, the museum helps one understand the blend of the Jewish community in Poland, its impact on the existent culture and lifestyle, as well as events the community has gone through. With a total of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Pharmacy "Under the Eagle"

4) Pharmacy "Under the Eagle"

From the era rich with art, architecture and heritage to a period of political unrest and turmoil, the past to Krakow is filled with different shades and abundant history. The Pharmacy “Under the Eagle” offers its viewers an insight into a different era and opens different pages of the city’s past.

The Pharmacy belonged to Tadeusz Pankiewicz, a Roman Catholic Polish pharmacist who despite being a non-Jew, chose to stay in the Krakow Ghetto. The Pharmacy worked round the clock, offering...   view more
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Ethnographic Museum

5) Ethnographic Museum (must see)

After taking a look at how the elite and rich lived in medieval Krakow, why not sneak a peek at how it was to live like a commoner in the city. The Ethnographic Museum gives its viewers an insight into the lives of the working and peasant class of the 18th and 19th centuries, covering minute aspects like their festivals, day-to-day activities, and clothing. Fast becoming an interesting window into the Polish culture, the museum offers its viewers sights, sounds and tastes of its villages and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Manggha

6) Manggha

The Manggha located on the Wawel hill is a museum dedicated to Japanese art, literature and technology. Established in 1994, the Manggha has ever since been a division of the National Museum of Krakow.

Over the years, the Manggha has earned a reputation not only as a museum but also a cultural center. In ways more dynamic than other museums, the objective of Manggha is not just restricted to displaying valuable artifacts of a civilization. Serious efforts are made to educate people and make...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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National Museum

7) National Museum (must see)

Home to one of the largest art galleries in the country, the National Museum is a must visit in Krakow. Established in the late 19th century, it was the first national art-collecting institution, now holding some 780,000 art objects, spanning from classical archeology to modern art, with a special focus on Polish painting. The collections are kept in big part in the Main Building where the administrative offices are located, but also in the nine of its divisions around the city.

The Main...   view more
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Walking Tours in Krakow, Poland

Create Your Own Walk in Krakow

Create Your Own Walk in Krakow

Creating your own self-guided walk in Krakow is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Art Galleries Walk in Krakow

Art Galleries Walk in Krakow

Krakow is the cultural capital of Poland. Contemporary art flourishes here. There are many galleries in the city. Krakow is proud of its talented artists whose works have been exhibited in Poland and abroad, winning prestigious international awards. Those who appreciate art will surely find exclusive, interesting works here.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Places of Worship Walking Tour in Krakow

Places of Worship Walking Tour in Krakow

Krakow, earlier considered “the Northern Rome” is a city of many churches. It is the center of the religious life of the country. New churches continue to appear today, but the most attractive and interesting for tourists are the old ones. Some of them have wonderful architecture, others are picturesque or have historical value. Many of them possess relics and old manuscripts. Check out the most acclaimed places of worship in Krakow in this next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Krakow Shopping Spots Tour

Krakow Shopping Spots Tour

Krakow is a very attractive place for shopping lovers. It has a lot of specialty shops, malls and charming markets with everything you need. As you wander through the narrow streets of the Old Town, visit some of its splendid boutiques. Antiques lovers will definitely get something interesting for bargain prices in the Street Markets. Check out the most popular shopping spots of Krakow in the next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

In the course of fifteen centuries Krakow has evolved from a tiny hamlet at the top of the Wawel Hill, overlooking the Vistula River, to one of Europe's culturally richest destinations. One of a kind on the list of the World Heritage Sights, Krakow is a recognized center of the academic, artistic and cultural life of Poland. Take this orientation walk to acquaint yourself with some of the city's most popular tourist attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Krakow Self-guided Tour for Kids

Krakow Self-guided Tour for Kids

Krakow has a lot of attractions and activities for families. Many special Wonderlands, such as Kulkoland or Anikino, will entertain your kids and make them happy. If you want to have a fun and active time with you family, consider visiting the fairy-tale Aqua Park. Some nice cafés offer lovely ambiance with special dishes and playgrounds for your fidgety little ones. And don’t forget to visit some toy shops where they can choose a present to remind them of the trip to Krakow.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Daily Life Walk in Krakow Kazimierz

Daily Life Walk in Krakow Kazimierz

Kazimierz is a farmer Jewish district. It was founded in the 14th century by the King Casimir. It might be called the most charming district in the city. The largest street, Szeroka, has many lovely cafés and restaurants, boutiques and shops. Things are really zipping along here. Learn about the residents of Kazimierz and their daily life routine through the following tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km