Cheap flights to Krakow
If you’re looking for a reason to visit Poland then you’ve just found it with Krakow. Beautiful, charming and romantic, this Polish city of idyllic medieval squares and imposing Gothic architecture might be the country’s second city, but it is the number one destination for tourists visiting the country each year.
This city knows all about the limelight. After all it was the royal capital of Poland for 500 years, meaning it’s had plenty of time to grow the rich cultural, artistic and architectural heritage you’ll find there today. And it’s certainly very impressive, with its 6000 historic buildings, nearly two-dozen museums and a staggering 2 million pieces of artwork.
Ulica Jozefa has long been one of Krakow's quirkiest streets, with a gaggle of cafes, bars and art galleries. Now it's emerging as a fashion hub too, with a string of independents leading the way. Try Anna Gregory, Mapaya, Paon Nonchalant, Vintage Classics, and Przymierzalnia Concept Store.
Check out quirky examples of contemporary Polish design at the new exhibition 'The Logic of the Local', at the International Cultural Centre on the Main Market Square (No. 25). Polish designs are presented alongside Norwegian ones, with many interesting traits in common. Runs 2 January to 26 March.
Not everyone knows that you can climb the tower of St. Mary's on the Market Square. Besides the sensational view, you may meet one of the trumpeters who plays the city's time-honoured bugle-call.
If the weather is not at its best, the salt mines at Wieliczka make for a handy back-up plan. The UNESCO-listed site includes a vast chapel carved from salt.
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