Hey Loves! Long time no seen, I know! I’m so sorry I haven’t been very active lately on my blog but life (and mainly work) has finally got me in a very exhausting point so I wasn’t really feeling very good.
Anyways, few weeks ago I visited Poland for the first time, Krakow to be specific, and I absolutely fell in love with it! You know I love traveling in general so of course I would enjoy the precious moments of traveling, but I knew from the moment we landed that this is a place I’ll want to come back over and over again.
The city of Krakow has an amazing vibe and the buildings are gorgeous! every corner of the city is Instagram friendly (:P) and walking around is simply a wonder for the eye..
We stayed in a beautiful hotel called Cracowdays , very close to the city centrer in a quiet neighborhood. Breakfast was amazing (they have this little kitchen/dining room which is so beautiful and the food was delicious!) and people there are super friendly and helpful!
We had decided to rent a car cause we wanted to visit places outside the city too and parking is so easy in the city (there’s also an app where you can prepay parking so it’s very helpful!).
WHAT TO SEE
The city itself is beautiful but don’t miss out the oporrtunity to visit the Wawel Castle and St. Mary’s Basilica! We visited a bunch of churches actually around the city as the art you can find inside are true jems!
Rynek Glowty (main square) is one of the largest Medieval squares in Europe and nowadays it is a very nice marketplace where you MUST stop by at the Cloth Hall and shop handmade amber jewelry !
Kazimierz is also a very nice area you can stroll around, with many good restaurants and coffee shops. Another interesting fact about the area is that
parts of “Schindler’s List ” was filmed in the area!
If you rent a car please do not forget to visit Auschwitz. Be prepared to cry a lot (I was crying for 4 hours straight) but it was totally worth the trip as it makes you undestrand more about what happened during WWII.
Another must is the Salt mines! For sure one of my favorite places we visited in Krakow! Amazing experience and great tour guides! Plus you get to shop 200 metters below surfice, so how cool is that?!
If you love aircrafts then the Aviation museum is a must! One of the biggest collections of WWII aircrafts in Europe. It takes a lot of time though so make sure you have half the day free to enjoy the walk!