The Poles’ ancient capital, Krakow, is often referred to in tales in one very fitting word – “magiczny” or magical. Whether you are listening to old wives’ tales or coffee shop talk from other tourists, you’ll surely agree that this city is one that will awaken a child-like wonder in you. If you are worried about the language barrier, PoliLingua provides Polish translation services at excellent value by qualified native translators.
The idea of Krakow holidays is still one that is considered exotic to many travelers, as it has gone through a lot through the years of WWII and the whole of the 20th century in general. It has, however, come out of it in very good shape. Krakow’s Old Town is packed with beautiful attractions that you can find simply by walking around and bravely exploring its little nooks and crannies. Throw out that guide book. It is easy to get lost in the beauty that Krakow is, from cultural sights like its National Museum with its many 20th century art and Egyptian artifacts, to its towering basilicas with its altars and stained glass windows. Enjoy its ethereal vibe and take it upon yourself to look at the trip as a quest, crossing off spectacles such as the altar of Viet Stoss, the Stanislaw Wyspianski, or the Wawel Castle as you walk around.
If you want more excitement in your life, you can look into Krakow’s social calendar and find events and hip social places. The city has some up and coming hipster spots such as cafes and bars that would be great for you to socialize in. Get a taste of legit pierogi, that will stuff you to the bream with the stodgy and delicious treat… served by friendly babcias (grandmothers)! You can’t get more authentic than that. There are many Polish dishes that you will either hate or love, but if you are a true traveler and as adventurous in your culinary quests as you are with your bucketlist destinations, you will surely enjoy these treats. Pod Aniolami, found in a wonderful cellar on the Market Square, is a must-try with their grilled oscypek (sheep’s cheese), as well as Farina which is a seafood restaurant that is perfect for intimate dining with someone special.
The Old Town has many bars and clubs that you can enjoy a real pubcrawl in, as most of them have low/no cover charges, with crazy operating hours. You and your mates would enjoy cheap beers in the local vibe.
There are many reasons to visit Krakow, and my raving about it will definitely not give it justice. That being said, make sure you put this one on that #travelgoals list!