Krakow: a cosmopolitan city
The former capital of Poland, Krakow has all the ingredients for a fabulous city break or mini-holiday. The city is home to a treasure trove of historic buildings and attractions. The famous Rynek Glowny square is the lively centre of the town. Shop for Polish souvenirs in Sukiennice (the Cloth Hall), or visit an exhibit of nineteenth-century Polish paintings. Another highlight is a visit to Wawel Castle. Take a look inside the ancient treasury and climb to the top of the Sandomierska tower. Mingle with the hip and trendy in the Kazimierz district. Admire the colourful street art and grab delicious snacks at one of the fun food trucks. If you’re in the mood to go shopping, visit one of the two large malls in Krakow: Galeria Krakowska or Galeria Kazimierz. For a more contemplative experience, visit the former concentration camp of Auschwitz, a 1.5-hour drive from Krakow. You can either drive your own rental car or a book an organised tour to this important historic site.