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HOW TO KRAKOW -A Guide

Congrats! You’ve decided go to Krakow, Poland.

Now what?

No worries, I got you.

(This is non-sponsored!! Solely based on my personal experience)


Here's what you need to know-


AIRPORT

John Paul II Krakow – Balice International Airport (KRK)

Distance to city center: 10 miles

Airport Taxi: 89zł ($25) approx. 25 minutes

Airport Train: 9zł ($3) approx. 25 minutes ( HIGHLY recommend- the easiest & cheapest !)

Airport Bus: 4zł ($1.50) approx. 45 minutes


WHERE TO STAY

JAN HOTEL (Boutique Hotel) $$


LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION !

(cannot stress enough the importance of this one)


√ Located in the heart of Old Town

√ Walking distance to all incredible attractions

Included :

√ FREE Polish breakfast (it’s delicious!!)

√ Unlimited Cappuccinos for breakfast

√ WIFI included

√ English Speaking front desk

√ Airport shuttle $

√ Tour accommodations $













WHERE TO EAT

BAR MILECZY “Pod Temida” $

( if I had to pick, this is my #1!!)


This is the place where you will find AUTHENIC Polish food

The one where grandma’s in the back whipping out pierogis

Cafeteria style, Seat yourself, good vibes


CHIMERA $$

Trendy, Hip, the 'cool aunt' cafeteria

Fantastic variations of Polish food, even better desserts


NO BONES $$$

Hello VEGAN friends! Yes, 10000% vegan, and delicious

I'll admit, I was impressed. Order the “no waste” pizza (you'll be in for a surprise)


STARA BABA $

This place was interesting.. all about the ambiance? I guess...

Collection of dolls… photos of celebrities, odd décor…

Super ok food


HOW TO GET AROUND

Walk: the city is very pedestrian friendly

Bus/Train: easy to purchase tickets at kiosks around town: 1 way / round trip

Uber: Polish Uber? YEAH, You betcha !

https://travel.sygic.com/en/map/krakow-printable-tourist-map-city:45


PLAY

(see map above)


Main Square

restaurants, bars, live music, street performers, horse carriage rides, flowers, architecture

you name it, has it all!

Cloth Hall


Florianska Street


St. Florian's Gate


Art Wall ( next to St.Florian's Gate)


SALT MINE ( just ~30 minutes from city center)

an absolute must!!

this is me, outside ( didn't wanna spoil whats underground !! )


MUSEUMS

Schindler's Factory

National Museum in Krakow

( where you will find Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine)


CHURCHS

St. Marys Basilica

St. Andrew’s Basilica

and every church on every other street


WAWEL CASTLE


There's so so so much more to see, every corner you turn - is worth admiring in this city!!


Check out these Local IG's for more inspo!

@krakowcityguide

@krakowfoodie

@visitkrakow


Poland Never disappoints! I hope you enjoy


xx The Modern P

@themodern_pilgrim