Krakow Travel Guide
Hala Targowa - Sunday morning is the time to come to this weekly antiques market. Though not strictly antiques, the knowledgeable buyer might find a bargain or two from the huge selection. A good place to find eastern European memorabilia.
Ofir - Specialising in jewellery in the old town's shopping street. Anyone who admires well made jewellery will enjoy browsing or buying a piece from this extensive shop. There are some unusual hand made items among the mass produced jewellery.
Brama - This is thee perfect shop to purchase a unique gift made locally. Traditional Polish dolls, pottery, candles and hand crafted teddy bears are always popular. You should be able to find something for everyone here.
Krakow Restaurants and Bars
Chlopskie Jadlo - Located at Stare Miasto in the old town, don't come here for stylish interiors, but good old fashioned Polish dishes, served on plain wooden tables in a building resembling a barn. Great atmosphere to meet people and try traditional dishes.
Ariel - You will find this restaurant in the central area of Kazimierz. The whole area has not changed much since between the wars. They still serve traditional Jewish cooking like Momma used to make, but unlike her it is not kosher. Take a trip back to the 30s (Mind you the whole city could lay claim to that)
Cherubino - This unique restaurant is in the old city and you can dine in converted horse - drawn carriages. The perfect place for a romantic tete a tete. The cuisine is an interesting mixture between Polish and Italian dishes. Quality is the byword here and prices are good.
Cyrano de Bergerac - One of the classic French restaurants in the old city. The walls are covered with tapestries and the vibe is of an upmarket castle. Superior dining and a good wine list make this a charming experience.
Krakow Bars & Clubs
Paparazzi- This is the place to drink if you are a British or American ex pat. There is always a party spirit among the throngs of people eating and drinking. The cocktails are very popular, so pop in for a G and T and stay the evening.
Klub Kulturalny - An old town bar that attracts a sophisticated clientele. Locals who want to see and be seen flock here. The decor matches and it's a great place to mingle with the beautiful people.
C.K. Browar - This vaulted cellar is easy to find at ul. Podwale 6-7, A dining and dancing place that attracts an older clientele, not that young people don't come here. You are welcome to sip cocktails at the bar and then join the disco.
Rentgen - The old towns pub that is all action whenever you come here. Located in an underground cellar and as the thumping music and booze penetrates bodies, people become wilder and it sometimes ends up as a massive party.
Top 10 things to do in Krakow for a weekend.
- The Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny)
- Wawel Hill
- Cafe Sukiennice
- Floating of the Wreaths (Wianki)
- Fantasy Park
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