Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland, with history dating to as far back as the 7th century. It was once the royal capital. The entire old town is one of the first ever sites to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is also the second largest city with a population of 760,000 and about 8 million people living within the main square’s 100 kilometer radius. Also known as Cracow, it is located at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains and is one of the Eastern-most locations in Europe to have an oceanic climate. The well-loved Pope John Paul II, the very first non-Italian pope in 456 years, was once the archbishop of Krakow.
Offering an assortment of activities to visitors and locals alike, one will not have a dull moment while in Krakow as you find the day teeming with sites and destinations to visit and activities to experience. Most of the people who come to Krakow never fail to visit the former World War II concentration camps in Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Podgórze district, as well as the Schindler Factory. For a trip to this city, getting the best accommodation is important whether it’s Krakow condo rentals or Krakow apartment rentals.
Krakow is one perfect place to dabble into arts and culture. Commence the trip by visiting some of its 28 museums, starting with the Czartoryski Museum which exhibits Da Vinci and Rembrandt’s works. Complete a museum tour by visiting the National Museum, which was established in 1879, the National Art Collection on Wawell Hill and the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology. Catch any artistic event they might be hosting, like the Photomonth in May or leg of Sacrum Profanum in September. Check out one of their theaters or catch the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra performing at the Krakow Philharmonic, the city’s principal concert hall. If vacationing with pets, a pet friendly rental in Krakow would be perfect for you.
Bask in the Krakow sun by spending hours on end outdoors lounging on the banks of River Vistula. Take a cruise down the river and have a great view of the Bielany Priory and Tyniec Abbey or walk the entire Royal Way, starting from St. Florian’s Way all the way down to the Wawel Castle. A stroll around the large park of Planty or a visit to the Ojcowski National Park is also highly recommended. Visit the Wieliczka salt mine, and the Tatra Mountains just outside of the city. Enjoy a worry-free vacation by booking any of the Krakow vacation rentals by Owner Direct.
Never leave the town of Krakow without visiting the Sukiennice or the Cloth Hall at the Rynek Główny, for sheep skin rugs and amber jewelry, authentic Krakow pieces which will be perfect mementos of the trip. While there, get to taste Krakow’s best specialty the obwarzanek bagel, as well as the oscypek cheese of Tatra Mountains. A stay in Stryszow which is a nearby vacation region might also be of interest to you.