Krakow is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland, hands down. It may be smaller compared to Warsaw – the nation’s capital – but it offers much more entertainment possibilities. You will enjoy this youthful city regardless of your trip goals and the time of your visit. Krakow is great for sightseeing as well as indulging in some intense Slavic fun. And with old charming architecture, this city will no doubt steal your heart.
If you want to have pure fun…
Then Krakow is a perfect fit for you! First of all, Poland has quite admirable local beer and awesome local flavored vodka – or as they call it, “nalewka”. Both kinds of booze are extremely cheap, and the vodka tastes amazing. So in whatever bar or restaurant, you decide to spend your time, get yourself a few shots of this combo. But be careful, it is light to the taste, but it packs a strong punch. It can make you drunk, and you won’t even notice it until it’s too late.
Cheap quality booze is something that already promises you a successful stag do holiday in Krakow. But there are a lot of bars and activities suited for bachelors. If you want to get hammered, try Pijalnia Wódki i Piwa. Pijalna literally translates to “the place to drink”. So here you will find a wide range of flavored beverages, which are perfect for making unique cocktails. Bull Pub is also a great spot for sports lovers. In this locale, you can drink delicious beer, watch football matches to your heart’s delight, and enjoy traditional bar food. Burgers are quite nice here as well so get cracking!
You have to check the time when you’re in Krakow, though, because a lot of places get closed awfully early at around 10-11pm. However, some bars and nightclubs work late – and lots of them are located in the Jewish District.
Interesting things you should know about Krakow
This city had managed to stay autonomous when Poland was divided. Maybe it is an explanation of how locals managed to keep the culture as authentic as possible.
One of the most well-known Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz was located here. It is a bustling dark tourist attraction now. Naturally, Krakow was the obvious place where Stephen Spielberg filmed his famous Schindler’s List. The movie features not just the camp itself, but the city streets as well.
Places to visit in Krakow
Actually, you can just walk around the city and enjoy what you see. Krakow is beautiful literally from every angle. You should definitely see St. Mary’s Basilica – a stunning ancient church with an amazing architectural style.
The Main Market Square is the most popular destination for all tourists. It is just gorgeous – here you feel like you’re in the Medieval Ages. From this square, you can quickly get to all main showplaces: the Town Hall Tower, the Cloth Hall dating back to the Renaissance, and the church of St. Adalbert.
Another place you have to visit is a Krakow waterpark. It is huge and features a lot of entertaining rides and slides. With jacuzzis, water jets, climbing walls, and pools, here you can spend a good time with friends or a family. And if you get hungry, you there is a restaurant and a cafe at your convenience.
Krakow is a gorgeous city that everyone should visit at least once in their lives. It has a fascinating history, outstanding architecture and a lot of great opportunities for fun. Put it on your bucket list, book those plane tickets, and prepare to have the time of your life!