Krakow is one of the most beautiful European cities. You will get enchanted at sight with its architecture, history, atmosphere and local cuisine. Therefore, it’s a pity to stay here for only one day, but we understand that sometimes you cannot plan things differently and we’ll try to bring you a condensed 24-hour version of the town. What to do in Krakow, when you have only one day for it? Check out our guidebook!
Breakfast in Kazimierz or the Old Town
Enjoy the city from your very first moments in the morning. Pop into one of the breakfast bars in Kazimierz or Old Town for a bagel or “obwarzanek”. Did you know that some sources quote Krakow as the cradle for bagels? Having this in mind, now you cannot miss one! If the weather allows, it is a great idea to sit and relish your coffee, while observing the bustling city. Feel you have your batteries charged? Great, because now we’re going to show you the essence of Krakow!
Old Town exploration
The Main Square is the heart of the city, clustering together all the most remarkable works of art, architecture and history. The 200 meters long and wide Main Square is one of the biggest in whole Europe, comprising e.g. the beautiful Cloth Hall, an impressive town hall with its tower and stunning St. Mary Basilica a stone throw away. We recommend you to visit at least one of the buildings and feel the renaissance vibe.
Walk through Planty Garden
The Rynek (Old Town) is surrounded by beautiful Planty Garden. The best way to reach it leads through Florianska street. Ended with the Florian’s Gate and the monumental Barbikan behind it, it guarded the city in the past, drawing crowds in the present days. One step forwards and you enter the magical Planty Garden, a beloved place for Cracovians and students coming to the city. Don’t rush and enjoy the oasis of calm right in the city center.
Dinner in Kazimierz or Kleparz
Time for some delicious meals. Depending on which side of Planty you’ll find yourself, you can either go to Kleparz or Kazimierz. Here, you can find plenty of bars and restaurants offering traditional Polish cuisine or original tastes and flavors from some distant corners of the world. Once you are in Kleparz, go to Glonojad or Oriental Spoon (respectively vege and Korean cuisine). In Kazimierz you can visit Zalewajka or Starka, offering typical polish meals, which can constitute a fabulous attraction for anyone who comes to Krakow for the first time.
Historical Afternoon with Wawel
Wawel Royal Castle will be the best place to learn a bit about Krakow and Polish history, as it is hard to find a more remarkable relic in Poland. The beautiful complex towers over the city, offering a beautiful panorama. But before you enter it, you have to pass the famous fire-breathing Wawel Dragon. The legendary sculpture became one of the symbols of the city. The walls of the castle come from 1504 but the cathedrals there were much earlier.
Evening fun axe throwing club
When the sun goes down, we invite you to Bad Axe throwing club. One of the best places in Krakow to chill out with friends or relax solo after a tiring day. Apart from testing your skills in a totally new sport, you can count on some refreshments (catering, soft drinks and your own alcohol). It can be also a nice way to spend time when it rains in Krakow.