Top 10 Things to Do in Krakow

Are you traveling to Krakow? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Krakow as a tourist!

The Wawel Castle

The Wawel Castle is a Gothic castle that was built in the 1300s during Casimir III the Great’s reign. This is one of Poland’s most famous historical landmarks, and the castle also acted as a residence for the Polish kings.

Nowadays the castle area is one of the country’s finest art museums that displays several historical exhibits. If you like history, then this is one of the top things to do in Krakow for you!

St. Mary’s Church

A beautiful church located in the old town, built in a Gothic style in the 1200s. Inside the church lies the oldest wooden altar in Europe. Even though that the church has many visitors, it’s still very harmonious and peaceful.

Every hour a trumpet melody is played from the church tower, and right in the middle of this song, the song stops to pay homage to the trumpeter who was shot in the tower when the Mongols invaded the city.

Explore the salt mine in Wieliczka

Wieliczka Salt Mine is a unique attraction in Krakow, which annually attracts over a million visitors. This Salt Mine is known as one of the world’s oldest, and also for its several statues, monuments, and Cathedral that the miners once carved out. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of best things to do in Krakow, and must be written down on everyone’s “things to do in Krakow” list!

The Jewish Quarters

A historically important part of the city that today has turned into a modern and attractive place among youngsters in the city. Even though this area is quite modern today, you can still visit an old and preserved synagogue where Jewish life and history is presented.

Lost Souls Alley

The Lost Souls Alley is a scary place that can intimidate the most “courageous” visitor. Lost Souls Alley is a contrast to the otherwise beautiful and quite peaceful Krakow with its many churches and old buildings. The ones who dare to go here will be treated with a real horror experience.

The Lost Souls Alley is a must to write down on your list of things to do in Krakow!

Old Town

The old town of Krakow is the heart of the city. Much is well preserved, and there are many beautiful buildings to see while strolling around through all cobblestone streets. Here also lies several cozy cafés and restaurants serving traditional food and drinks. The old town is definitely one of the best things to do in Krakow!


During the golden age in Poland (1400s), the shopping flourished in Krakow, and Sukinniece was the center of international trade. Here they sold foreign goods from afar and local crafts.

Today, there are two museums in Sukinniece. On the ground floor of the Rynek Museum, one can view exhibits from the life of the Middle Ages.

Krawl through Krakow

Poland is worldwide known for their celebrations and vodka. Krakow is no exception when it comes to parties, and here, there are several pubs, bars, and nightclubs for you to enjoy. Krawl through Krakow is a pub crawl where you can follow along with local party guides to the city’s best clubs along with a bunch of other travelers.

This pub crawl is perfect if you want to meet like-minded travelers or just meet new people!

Escape Games

Escape Games is a fun activity for the whole family that offers excitement and adventure. Here you have to figure out how to make it through to the next room by solving different tasks or different clues. In Krakow, there are several escape games, but our favorite place is called “Locked Up.”

Spa Treatments

Krakow is no exception in Poland when it comes to high-class spa treatments to low prices. The range of spa treatments in Krakow is both good and varied – with everything from oriental massage and treatment center to traditional spa facilities.

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