1. Wawel Castle

Explore the impressive Wawel Castle and find out more about the history of Poland, with five collections to look at including the Crown Treasury, State Rooms and the Royal Private Apartments.
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2. Visit the Salt Mines

Take a trip 20 minutes south of Krakow to the historic salt mines at Wieliczka and discover the magic of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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3. Market Square

Experience the heart of Krakow with a visit to Market Square, known to locals as the Rynek, and prepare to set eyes on one of the biggest medieval squares in Europe.
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4. Jewish District

Once home to thousands of Polish Jews, the Jewish District, Kazimierz had a difficult history over the centuries, but has come out the other side as one of the most quirky and trendy places in all of Krakow.
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If you’re looking for authentic Polish charm, the best things to do in Krakow centre round its historic architecture, poignant landmarks and welcoming. Krakow offers something for everyone, so take a look at some of our highlights and make the most of any holiday to Krakow.

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Wander around one of the biggest European medieval squares complete with beautiful architecture, museums, art gallery and shopping mall, which in summer becomes alive with festival fever and events. Kids of all ages will enjoy the street performers’ live entertainment and endless cotton candy stalls, in addition to a tour around the main square via horse and cart.

Along the way a stop in the Jewish District is one of the unmissable experiences in Krakow. Originally home to Polish Jews and with a turbulent history, today it is a vibrant and trendy area of the city with plenty of nightclubs and sights to explore.

Attractions

One of the top Krakow things to do include a visit to Wawel Castle where you will gain an inspiring insight into Poland’s rich history through exploration of its impressive state rooms, Treasury, and State Apartments.

Krakow activities must include a trip to the poignant Oskar Schindler’s Factory. This highlights the story of Schindler and the Plaszow Jewish prisoners that inspired the moving film. A trip to Auschwitz-Berkenau allows you to pay respect to the World War Two victims in one of the largest concentration camps. Today, this sombre spot houses a museum dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Holocaust.

UNESCO listed Wieliczka Salt Mines are one of the most fascinating things to do in Krakow, where visitors can explore underground caverns featuring incredible salt carvings, alongside underground lakes and tunnels. Younger guests will love exploring and discovering some hidden treasures, including a seven dwarves feature.

Places to visit

You really will be spoilt for choice in this amazing city full of rich history and charisma, in addition to its charm and beauty. Krakow holidays offer a unique experience where beautiful plazas, gold-ceilinged cathedral and underground treasures await intrepid explorers.

Krakow attractions that are a must for families include exploring its beautiful parks and gardens. Blonia Commons and adjoining Jordan Park offer cycle and walking trails, playgrounds, and a lake complete with paddle boats and canoes.

During the summer one of the best things to do in Krakow is head to Kryspinow Beach, just outside the city.