Krakow Guides

Guide to Krakow

The old-world city may be the former capital of Poland but it’s at the forefront of culture, history and charm.

Whether you’re looking for an artsy adventure filled with galleries and cafes or an action-packed weekend of nightlife and fun experiences, Krakow has it all rolled into one.

Facts About Krakow

Top Attractions

Wawel Castle

This picturesque castle residency is built up around a beautiful Italian-style courtyard. A must-see if you’re remotely interested in Poland’s culture and history!

Auschwitz Birkenau Concentration Camp (Excursion)

Excursions are readily available to the most infamous concentration camp in Poland. Auschwitz Birkenau is not for the faint-hearted, but makes for a life-changing experience. A visit is both educational and essential.

St Mary's Basilica

A breathtaking Gothic-style church towering over the Main Market Square. Definitely not one to miss if you want all the good holiday snaps!

Schindler's Factory Museum

Formerly a metalwork factory, now host to an historical museum. Learn about the life of Oskar Schindler and how he became a hero of World War II.

Main Districts

Culture Hotspots

Polish Poster Art Gallery

Quirky pop-art gallery with loads of modern art prints available to purchase.

Franciscan Church

An awesome church with colourful décor and famous stained glass window.

Ethnographic Museum

An historical museum with exhibits on traditional Polish customs and dress.

Free Walking Tour?

Nov – Feb: Every day at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Mar – Oct: Every day at 10 am, 2pm and 4pm. Meet between the St Florian’s Gate and Barbican. Tours last 2.5 hours.

Trips to Krakow