No.48 | Krakow | Poland | Europe

No. 48 | Krakow | Poland | Europe

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Krakow is a vibrant city steeped in over a thousand years of history. Originally Poland’s capital, the city has 28 museums and art galleries, palaces, churches, modern shops and a lively nightlife. The Old Town, with its Renaissance architecture, offers the Royal Castle and medieval Old Town Square.

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Choose Krakow for the Perfect Short City Break

By Dipika Patel

Short city breaks are ever-popular among those looking for a quick getaway or who are just keen to see more of the world. A hostel in Krakow is a great location for both, providing an irresistible mix of beautiful sights, historical artifacts and a lively nightlife.

Krakow is well known for its somewhat turbulent political history, which is part of what makes the area so attractive to tourists – it is incredibly rich in sites of cultural importance.

The Barbican is a great place to start with if you are looking to get a feel for the city’s history. It was built 500 years ago to fortify Krakow and boasting seven turrets and imposing architecture, it is still a striking sight today.

Those staying in cheap accommodation in the area can really get into the spirit of things by attending one of the site’s re-enactments, which involve knights’ tournaments – sure to be a big hit with any history buff.

Warwel Castle is also an interesting place for travellers to visit. Famed for being one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe, walking tours are available to guide you through the interior’s extraordinary decoration, artefacts and furnishings.

Those looking for a bit more of an adventure should take a trip to the salt mines. Walking routes 64 to 135 metres below the city surface are available for tourists and will take you past some of the mine’s most beautiful sights. They are rumoured to have numerous health benefits, too!

Should all these historical sights and exciting excursions leave you feeling peckish, Krakow offers some fantastic dining opportunities. Some of the finest cuisine can be had in the Main Square – a large meeting place for tourists and residents lined with cafes and bars – as well as locations all over the area.

Those looking for some evening entertainment will have no shortage of choice in this hotbed of clubbing culture – the Old Town especially is packed with a range of clubs and bars that stay open until morning and are within a short walk of each other, too.

It’s this lively nightlife combined with the countless cultural attractions that make Krakow such an interesting place to visit and ideal location for a short city break that is sure to impress.

Those looking for an exciting city break with cheap accommodation should consider a trip to Krakow – one of the most interesting cities in Europe. A hostel in Krakow is a great way to experience the city’s exciting culture and vibrant nightlife.

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