Historic Walking Areas in Krakow

Top Historic Walking Areas in Krakow, Poland

Historic Walking Areas in Krakow

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  • Suzanne W
    8 contributions
    Beautiful. Such a vibrant atmosphere and there is so much going on you don’t know where to look. Loved the market. You have to see the horse and carriages walking past which you can take a trip on. Visited Krakow museum here too. Looking forward to returning.
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Keith E
    Peacehaven, UK99 contributions
    We took a golf buggy tour of Kazimierz and Podgorze on our last day in Krakow . A haggled bargain for five covering the two trips ( discounted ) ended up being 2 hours of interesting local history for the princely sum of 60 zl per person .
    Konrad our driver was knowledgeable , friendly and a bit of a comedian .
    Normally avoid this type of street vendor tour but all agreed it was worth while and a good way to spend the afternoon
    Written April 23, 2022
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  • Mike
    2 contributions
    I read a few reviews on here and don't feel they gave a true perspective so will leave this to help

    The whole area is open to walk around but for each "experience" there is a small charge. You can buy tickets for all but the cathedral in the tickets office by the main square. The cathedral has its own ticket office over the square by the building itself.

    The individual areas

    The Gardens - this is just a small garden, it's well kept and pleasant but nothing really special.

    The Royal apartments - The entrance is in the corner of the courtyard. Once again this was a little underwhelming. I'd describe it more like a basic small musuem.

    The Cathedral - This is worth a visit. Follow the guide on the ticket and make sure you visit the cooky Bell Tower and the tombs.

    The Dragon Den - This was very dissappinting. Its 2 small cave rooms. The staircase down is better than the actual cave. It's basically a way out of the castle so make sure this is last on your list.

    Overall the area is beautiful and has a lovely feel. It's easy to spend a few hours here and take things at a slow pace.
    Written May 3, 2022
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,128 contributions
    The park is 4 km in length. It is replacing the old city walls and fortifications dismantled during the 1820s. A very good decision by the then city authorities to plant trees and bushes in an area where stone buildings would have been the negative alternative.

    Planty park is very well maintained. Better than many parks in the Western part of Europe, as you do not see garbage or graffiti on sculptures and benches. Though more quiet than the old town and adjacent suburban residential areas, there is a road with lots of motorized traffic close by. You will find more peace and quiet in the hills further away from the center of Krakow.
    Written December 10, 2020
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  • ludor
    Iasi, Romania2,661 contributions
    Szeroka is the most important street of Kazimierz district. There are all kind of buildings, many of them really interesting, some nice restaurants and coffees.
    Written March 26, 2022
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  • Tom J
    London, UK1,376 contributions
    The Ulica Grodzka is THE tourist street in Krakow. Lined with restaurants, cafe's, souvenir shops and attractions this place is where you are going to want to check out. As such you will find there will be representatives handing out fliers / leaflets for the local attractions / businesses. The street forms the latter part of the Royal Way after the Main Market Square and leads you down to the Castle.

    It is by far the easiest route down to the castle and then on to Kazimierz and takes roughly 10 minutes at a slow pace to get to the foot of the castle. Seeing it all lit up with Christmas decorations was certainly a difference from visiting in mid-August!

    Be sure to look up when walking along as there is some brilliant sights you would otherwise miss!
    Written January 25, 2020
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  • DiomiraLeo
    Leeds, UK46 contributions
    There were some teenagers abseiling down one of the tower structures here. They were brave to even climb up it. An excellent piece of entry level ‘urban exploration’.
    Written March 31, 2019
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  • MarcusHurley
    Bristol, UK8,282 contributions
    This is the Jewish square, just outside the main synagogue. The area is mostly cafes now it seems but in front of the synagogue is a display on the history of the Jews in Poland and Krakow particularly. Actually to be more accurate, it is a history of anti semitism in Poland, by the Nazis and then the communists and ongoing. Tragic.
    There is also a part of the old city wall just behind the synagogue.
    Written September 23, 2021
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  • lox95
    Cambridge, UK53 contributions
    If you are interested in abandonned buildings, places, and things then the train graveyard is a must see! I had seen a post that it was somewhere in Krakow area but found it hard to find more information. After cycling there from Krakow center, which is a nice ride, I found that the site of the train graveyard is actually on the main train line with a station right next to it!
    There is a long pedestrian bridge with steps leading down to the trains, the trains are unfenced and can be explored.
    Very atmospheric and great for photos and thinking about the busy lives that the trains have had, now to be resting up here.
    Be wary as there are some undesirables hanging out there too, so perhaps dont take all your expensive kit and dont be too naive going to a place like this.
    Written November 26, 2018
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