Krakow, Poland: 4 Things To Do

Krakow, Poland city

All the travel guides of Poland will tell you that you have to visit Warsaw but actually they should say that you have to visit Warsaw and Krakow. Krakow is one of the coolest places to visit especially if you want to enjoy your time without paying too much. It has an increasing rate of popularity. However, it is still among the cheapest places to visit in the whole Europe, including England. If you love fairy-tale architecture, insane desserts, stunning countryside and a rich history, Krakow must be your destination.

Here is our list of the best things to do in Krakow, Poland.

1. Visit the Amazing Kazimierz Neighborhood:

The whole neighborhood has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site; that is why it is an amazing site. If you are going to Krakow for just one day, it is better to go visit this place first. It is a historic Jewish district that offers you creative center full of colorful street art, great coffee, cool art galleries, pretty bars, interesting museums and more.

This place had a tragic role during the Second World War. The rich Jewish culture has suffered a lot and for hundreds of years but it is still alive and one of the best places to represent the Jewish culture.

The neighborhood holds a huge annual Jewish Culture Festival. You will be lucky to attend it. Also, visit Galicia Jewish Museum.
If you didn’t watch Schindler’s List movie, please watch it before going there. Steven Spielberg used the neighborhood in this masterpiece.

2. The Colorful St Francis’ Basilica:

St Francis’ Basilica is a gorgeous Art Nouveau church that is guaranteed to brighten up your pictures. It was built in the 13th century and it was the only brick building in Krakow Poland when it was erected.
The Polish artist Stanislaw Wyspiański created the famous stained glass windows. It is a spiritual experience that you will definitely enjoy whatever your religious beliefs are.

3. St Benedict’s Fort:

It was built in the 19th century. This astonishing redbrick monolith was named after the nearby St. Benedict’s Church. In the ’50s, an attempt to turn it into luxury apartments failed. The fortress now is abandoned and it is one of the best places to visit in the city if you want to see the abandoned history alive.

4. Krakow’s Colorful Street Art:

Krakow Poland is increasingly becoming a favorite place for both local and international talent to spray their colorful drawings.
Just go to the graffiti-covered Józefa Street or Plac Bawół, if you don’t have a certain plan.