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Sightseeing, shopping and more in Krakow

Wondering what to do in Krakow? Let us be your guide to this incredible historical city, brimming over with magnificent medieval monuments and world-class cultural institutions. Discover its eclectic shopping, underrated culinary scene, bohemian cafés and tucked away nightspots.

Stroll around the city centre at your leisure and you’ll soon see why it is considered a treasure trove of historic monuments. Or for a sobering experience, book an Auschwitz-Birkenau tour. Shop at charming little shops or bustling markets, then sip coffee at a cool café. Sample the mouth-watering Polish cuisine or groove to the beats at a chic underground club.

 

Sightseeing in Krakow.

Sightseeing in Krakow

See the 13-tonne Sigismund Bell at splendid Wawel Cathedral. Then take in the majestic Renaissance palace that is Wawel Castle. Explore the former Jewish district of Kazimierz and visit the poignant Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The Wieliczka Salt Mine, with its incredible 700 year-old carvings, is also not to be missed.

Krakow shopping.

Krakow shopping

Satisfy all your retail needs at the gargantuan Galeria Krakowska shopping mall. Or barter for bargains at flea markets in Kazimierz. Browse colourful stalls laden with fresh flowers, fruit and vegetables at the Stary Kleparz indoor market. Or pick up souvenir glassware from the famous Polish Krosno factory at Alhena.

Eating out in Krakow.

Eating out in Krakow

Feast on divine dishes such as crayfish stew at Wentzl, where happy customers have been dining since the 15th century. Tuck into a delicious, Jewish-inspired meal at the atmospheric Dawno Temu na Kazimierzu. Or sit in a 19th-century carriage-cum-booth as you eat, at the Italian/Polish eatery Cherubino.

Krakow nightlife.

Krakow nightlife

Enjoy a coffee by day and listen to funky sounds by night, at the bohemian Singer Café. Groove to the beats at quirky underground club, Łódź Kaliska. Sample frothy beer brewed on the premises at CK Browar. Or sip wine in the chic surroundings of Cava.

Memorable Krakow experiences

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