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“Nice” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Historic Old Town

Historic Old Town
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Krakow Segway Tour Including Old Town and Optional Visit to Podgórze
Ranked #2 of 269 things to do in Krakow
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The 13th century merchants' town is home to Europe's largest market square and offers numerous historical houses, palaces and churches with magnificent interiors, 14th century fortifications, ancient synagogues, Jagiellonian University and the Gothic cathedral where the kings of Poland were buried.
Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Not big, but very nice. A lot of shops, cafes, amazing old buildinds. Krakow's historic center is surrounded by parks, so you cannot be lost anyway

Visited August 2013
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“Visiting Krakow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Just returned from a long weekend in Krakow. Great place with lots to see. We flew into Krakow Airport, then had to make our own way into the city. There are a number of options: Taxi, Bus or Train. We took the Train. Walk out of the Airport, turn right and follow the airport road for about 250 yds. You then arrive at the station (looks more like a bus stop, but as it's next to the rail line, you guess it's the station). You can buy tickets on the train, in Sept 2013 it cost 12zl (approx £2.50) per person. The train goes directly to Krakow Glowny main Station and takes about 20 mins. Trains run about every 30 mins each way. Glowny Station is fairly central, so getting around is easy after that. City is nice, especially around the main square, where if the day (or night) is warm, you can sit and eat or drink in one of the numerous cafes/restaurants and watch the world go by. Food and drink are mostly cheaper than UK, but some places will cost more, especially those on the square itself where they have the bulk of the tourist trade. Visits to the Salt Mines or Auschwitz can be bought from your hotel and cost about 130zl (approx £27) for each individual trip etc. Both those trips involve a lot of walking, so wear the right shoes! All in all a nice place to go for a weekend break.
The only downside is the influx of rowdy British Stag/Hen parties or those other Brits who just want to go and drink. They are an embarrassment to the British people.

Visited September 2013
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“Must visit locations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

St Marys Basilica is a must, also visit Nowa Huta for history of the past communism, a great education

Visited September 2013
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“Like a picture postcard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

The area is full of architectural, historical, and religious sites all surrounded by a beautiful park. Well maintained, clean, and picturesque.

Visited September 2013
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“Wonderful City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Krakow is a wonderful city and there is so much to see and learn. I wish i had longer to spend exploring this historic gem.

Visited September 2013
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