1 day in Krakow – what should you see?

While visiting Krakow, even for one day, you may experience an unique and wonderful atmosphere of this city. Krakow is diverse in terms of attractions, therefore everyone will find something for their taste. Whether you are fond of spending time with friends, eating tasty food and drinking delicious beverages or you prefer sightseeing, Krakow is a perfect destination to travel.

Krakow amazes visitors with its historical Old Town. The Old Town houses most of the main monuments of Krakow, and despite it is located in a relatively small area, you can easily go on foot. Where to visit in Krakow? The main square, where the St. Mary’s Church is located, as well as the Sukiennice – two dominant symbols of the city – is obligatory whilst visit Krakow. The next destination should be Grodzka Street, which will lead to the Hill of the Wawel Castle – the another main point of Krakow. On the Wawel, the Gothic Cathedral with Romanesque relics is very valuable – a center of worship of St. Stanislaus. In the basement of the Cathedral there are Royal Tombs open to the public – the resting place of kings, princes and national heroes. Here is also the Sigismund Bell – the most famous Polish bell and by the way the largest. Survived to our times, the Barbican and the Florian’s Gate with adjusted towers were the defensive walls of Krakow. Today, the Barbican in Krakow is a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow, which organizes various cultural and sports events.

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Best places to visit in Krakow

When you visit Krakow, it is recommended to go to Kościuszko Mound. It is a unique place on the Krakow map. From the Kościuszko Mound, you’ll see one of the most beautiful panoramas of Krakow, with a view of the most characteristic places in the old city – Wawel, St. Mary’s Basilica, Sukiennice and the Main Square. The Kościuszko Mound is a must-see during the trip!

The best time to visit Krakow is spring and summer as the days are longer and you can see more and moreover, the weather is pleasant.