Krakow Attractions

The Old Town

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Kraków Old Town is the beating heart of the city. It’s the place where you can start your journey into the past and feel as if you travelled a couple of hundred years back in time. It’s the Old Town where you’ll discover Cracow’s unique atmosphere. Visit the majestic Wawel Royal Castle Hill. Get lost in the labyrinth of vibrant and lively narrow streets and discover the secrets hidden behind the historical buildings’ walls. The Old Town is a must-see!

If you’re wondering what to do in Cracow, the Old Town is your go-to place. It’s here where you’ll find most of Krakow’s most interesting sights. Climb the Wawel Hill to feel like a king, wandering around the royal chambers and drinking in all the picturesque view at the Vistula River. Try to survive an encounter with the Wawel Dragon and if you to, go straight to the Main Square. It’s the spot where you’ll always find something exciting to do, no matter if it’s day or night.

Taste the local delicacies and traditional beverages that are served by the best restaurants in Cracow. Relax in one of many comfortable boutique hotels located in the very heart of the historical centre. Visit impressive churches and admire all the breathtakingly beautiful paintings and sculptures. If you’re lucky enough, you might even hear the sound of the real pipe organs or even attend a concert. 

Experience this incredibly artistic atmosphere of the Old Town – it’ll inspire you and make you feel right at home. 

Krakow Old Town is also the place where you can start exploring the other parts of the city. It’ll only take you 15 minutes on foot to get from here to the iconic Jewish District – Kazimierz, or to the relaxed area of Podgórze. If you want to see more, just take the easily accessible bus or tram. That way, you can visit other exciting sites – such as the post-communist district of Nowa Huta and many more. It’s up to you!

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Urząd Miasta Krakowa
pl. Wszystkich Świętych 3-4
31-004 Kraków
12 616 1360
www.krakow.pl

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FAQ

How far is from Krakow airport to Old Town?

About 16 km (30min by car)

How close is Kasmierz to Old Town square in Krakow

About 1,5km - 20 minutes by walk

How to get from Krakow airport to Old Town

You have a lot of options. From public transport by bus or train (cheapest) to private transport, taxi, uber / bolt / free now.

How old is Krakow Old Town?

Krakow began to emerge around the 8th century.

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