The Old Town

Overview

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 tim

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!

Contact

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

Location

FAQ

The Old Town is easily accessible by public transportation, taxis, and on foot from the main train station.

You can take the train, which takes you to the main train station. Alternatively, you can take bus lines 208, 252, or 902 (night bus) to reach the city center. Taxis and Uber are also available. If you're looking for the highest level of comfort, we recommend our airport transfers.

The main attractions include: Main Market Square, St. Mary's Basilica, Cloth Hall, Wawel Castle, and Florianska Street.

There are many options for exploring the Old Town - on your own, organized tours with a guide, or with a private guide. We especially recommend our product "Krakow Old Town with Audio Guide" available in Polish and English, which allows for comfortable sightseeing with interesting descriptions and anecdotes.

In the Old Town, there are numerous restaurants serving traditional Polish dishes such as pierogi, potato pancakes, and żurek.

Most of the Old Town's attractions are accessible for disabled people, but it's a good idea to check information about specific places before your visit.

The Old Town offers many hotels, hostels, and rental apartments, providing various accommodation options.

The Old Town is generally safe for tourists, but it's always a good idea to be cautious and avoid unlit alleys.

Opening hours may vary depending on the place. It's recommended to check the opening hours of specific attractions before your visit.

Yes, you can explore the Old Town by bike, but keep in mind the traffic regulations and respect pedestrians. Note that not all alleys are accessible by bike. Bike rental services are available throughout the city.

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We have been active as a tourist operator in Cracow for 14 years and in that time we have served over a million customers! The resulting experience has allowed us to set up a tight-knit team to ensure that our tours are perfect in every detail. As we co-operate closely with tour companies, we are able to provide our customers with professionally organised tours hosted by experienced guides who are passionate about sharing their extensive knowledge of Cracow and places of interest in the area, such as-Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. We also specialise in organising premium tours, such as private tours of the most beautiful sites in the Małopolska region. We will be happy to plan your day in Zakopane, the Pieniny Mountains or Częstochowa. We also provide airport transfers and other transport services for passengers. Our modern fleet will make sure you travel in comfort and enjoy the touring experience. Each of our employees is fluent in English. We use modern booking systems operated by an experienced team of dispatchers. We work every day to earn our customers’ trust and make sure they get maximum value for money.

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