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Krakow is one of Poland’s oldest cities, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the country’s cultural hub.
The historic Old City is situated in District I, or Stare Miasto. This shouldn’t be confused with the historic old town of Krakow itself, famous for its outstanding mix of authentic Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. This is all overlooked by Wawel Castle, which was home to Poland’s kings, both in life and in death, for over 500 years.
Holidays in Krakow offer a chance to eat at some of the best restaurants in Poland and visit a number of museums, which provide a glimpse into the city’s culture and turbulent history. There is also a thriving music scene, with everything from classical to folk available, and a wealth of cafes, bars and beer halls to discover.
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The Old Town is the focus for most visitors, with its towering Gothic churches and vast Rynek Glówny, the main market square, which is the biggest in Poland. The former Jewish quarter of Kazimierz lies just outside the Old Town, where beautiful synagogues reflect Poland’s Jewish community and its difficult past. If you want a different perspective, some of the communities on the edges of Krakow offer an insight into the realities of Polish life, away from the tourist hot spots in the centre; Nowa Huta is an eastern district where Trabant tours head to show visitors what life was like behind the Iron Curtain.
The fact that centuries of history have survived, despite World War II and Soviet occupation, makes Krakow an even more incredible place. There is also a modern side to the city too, most visible in the densely-packed array of restaurants, bars and clubs that nestle in its narrow alleyways and the cellars beneath them. Krakow is not just a World Heritage site - it also features a great choice of bars and pubs where you can meet locals and discover your new favourite tipple. Find more on Krakow city breaks with easyJet holidays.
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Krakow, founded by decree of Prince Boleslaw V in the 13th Century, is the original royal capital of Poland. Situated in the south of Poland, near to the rugged Tatra Mountains, the town boasts the largest medieval market in Europe with its beautiful 16th Century Cloth Hall (Rynek Glowny). Rich in history and legend, from the Polish Camelot of Wawel Castle, to the Dragon’s Cave, Krakow is an exciting place to spend time in. It is home to a lively restaurant and bar scene, mainly located in the atmospheric old town, and the local residents are incredibly welcoming. Read on for easyJet holidays guide to where to go and what to see.
The culture of Krakow and the surrounding districts is rich and varied.
Krakow is a town full of character and tradition, making it an excellent place to sample Polish food and entertainment.
Part of Krakow’s charm is its heady mix of culture and fun, so nights out here are always an adventure.
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