One Day In Kraków: 17 Things To Do With 24 Hours In Kraków

Only have one day in Kraków? Here is what to do

If you only have one day in Kraków, one of the best ways to enjoy the city is by taking a tour of Kraków’s Old Town and Royal Road. When Kraków was the royal capital of Poland from the 14th to 16th centuries, this historic street was the site of many important events, including coronation processions, royal funerals, weddings, and foreign envoys. The route runs from the old Medieval walls near St. Florian’s Gate in the north through the Old …

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17 things to do in Kazimierz, Kraków’s Historic Jewish district

Things to do in Kazimierz, Kraków's Historic Jewish district

A short walk from the hustle and bustle of Old Town will bring you to Kazimierz, once the thriving historical Jewish district of Kraków. For centuries, Jewish and Polish cultures coexisted peacefully as many Jews relocated to the area and opened businesses, restaurants, and synagogues. During World War II, much of Kazimierz was destroyed by the Nazis as Jews were sent to concentration camps, never to return. After the war, Kazimierz fell into disrepair. At the end of the 20th …

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Milkbar Tomasza: Modern Polish Milk Bar in Kraków, Poland

If you are hungry, go for the Irish Breakfast

Located in Kraków’s Old Town is Milkbar Tomasza, a modern interpretation of a Soviet-style milk bar, or cafeteria found across Poland. The ubiquitous milk bar or bar mleczny served poor citizens cheap meals. Dishes included dairy products, traditional Polish dishes, and pierogi (dumplings). After World War I, these self-service milk bars started appearing nationwide. Many opened after World War 2 and throughout the Cold War era (1947 to 1989). But, with the collapse of the communist bloc, most milk bars …

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Blue Nysa Van (Kiełbaski z Niebieskiej Nyski) in Kraków, Poland

The iconic Blue Nysa Van (Kiełbaski z Niebieskiej Nyski) in Kraków, Poland

For over 25 years, the Blue Nysa Van (Kiełbaski z Niebieskiej Nyski) has been serving the best kielbasa in Kraków, Poland. This street food institution of Kraków, operated by two gentlemen dressed in white coats, has been serving wood-fired Polish sausages (kielbasa) out of their iconic PRL-era blue Nysa van parked in front of Unitarg Market Hall (Unitarg Hala Targowa). In recent years, food trucks have become popular in Kraków. These food trucks, which serve a wide variety of delicious …

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