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The best things to do and see in Krakow

Many ask me why I love Krakow so much. The answer is simple: it never ceases to amaze you. It is easy to fall in love with the wonderful local food, the warm and generous hospitality of the locals, the calm of yesteryear that marks the rhythm of time.

Krakow has recently established itself as one of the loveliest cities in Europe: it offers an incredible concentration of art, culture and things to see and do. Its gastronomic scene is among the most interesting in Central and Eastern Europe, and the standards of hospitality are now of an excellent level, with an unbeatable value for money.

Thanks to the easy and cheap air and rail connections with the other main European cities, Krakow is today one of the favorite destinations for a weekend trip or for a regenerating holiday, especially during the winter period, when Krakow is simply enchanting, with its Christmas markets and its magical atmosphere.

45+ Unmissable Things to Do and See in Krakow

Discover the ultimate guide to the best things to do and see in and around Krakow: the most beautiful places to visit, the best tips from the locals on what and where to eat, tips on must-see tours to discover the most hidden gems and more even more.

Discovering the Krakow's Old Town

Krakow is a true art lover’s paradise. From Renaissance masterpieces to the most eclectic works of contemporary art, the city’s museums house collections of the highest level. You can admire Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting “Lady with an Ermine”, discover the works of the most important Polish painters or take a look at MOCAK, one of the most interesting contemporary art museums in Europe. Krakow is also home to the Manggha, one of the best museums in the world of Japanese and Oriental art, as well as dozens of interesting small museums (such as the Aviation Museum and the Urban Engineering Museum).

Best Tours and Fun Things to Do in Krakow

Day trips from Krakow