The majority of tourists who travel to Poland don’t leave the country without visiting Krakow. And I can understand it perfectly well! This is the most popular of Poland destinations and the city is famous for a reason.
Krakow has always been among my favorite places to visit in Poland. This is where some of my best friends and family live and I’ve been visiting Krakow frequently since I was a little kid.
But recently I went for a different kind of visit, not a usual social one. I haven’t been a tourist in Krakow in some 25 years and it was about time I do some proper Krakow sightseeing again. Best decision ever as it let me fall in love and appreciate Krakow all over again! This really is a magnificent city and I’m sure everyone would enjoy it!
Why visit Krakow
Beautiful architecture, vibrant atmosphere, lots of history (Krakow used to be the capital of Poland for a few centuries) and great museums, plenty of cultural events and great places to hang out at – the city really has it all and every reason to visit Krakow is a good one.
And if you need visual proof I put together a collection of my favorite Krakow photos that will hopefully inspire you to go to Krakow too!
Best Krakow photo locations
But before I will tell you about the best things to do in Krakow I want to share some Krakow pictures with you and tell you all the best Krakow photo locations if you would like to snap some fine images there too. But the truth is, the whole city is very picturesque so it’s really difficult to take a bad picture there.
Here are my favorite spots, in no particular order, for best Krakow pictures:
- Krakus Mound
- Wawel Castle, both outside and inside. The best view is from the yard, in the corner near Sandomierz Tower as well as from the Tower itself
- Dębnicki Bridge offers the best panorama of Wawel Castle
- The Old Town with the Main Square, Small Market Square, and all the winding lanes (honestly, all of them are picturesque!)
- the interior of St. Mary’s Basilica on the Main Square
- the view from the top of St. Mary’s Basilica, the Town Hall Tower, or the cafe in the Cloth Hall (all of them are located in the Main Square)
- Kanonicza street with the view of Wawel Castle
- Planty Park with the surrounding streets
- Collegium Maius – the oldest part of the University
- Kazimierz district with its winding lanes, synagogues, and numerous charming corners (like the passage between Beera Meiselsa and Józefa streets)
- Podgórze district, especially near Bernatek Foodbridge and Podgórski Square
- Nowa Huta district for socialist architecture
And now, let me show you some of my favorite Krakow pictures!
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