The centrepiece of the market square is Cloth Hall, or Sukiennice. It is now populated with small souvenir shops, outdoor restaurants and café’s, many with tables spilling out into the square. A lovely place to enjoy lunch on a pleasant day or buy amber jewelry, which Poland is known for. This is another super historic and culturally significant area, so you will have plenty to do day and night.
Parquet floors are warmed by large rugs and heavy leather furniture. Many of the rooms have balconies with views of the square, which you can easily see from the Sky Bar on the rooftop terrace. Enjoy beautifully crafted dishes at the ground-floor 3 Rybki Restaurant and the Rybki Nove Restaurant in a newer part of the building. The basement spa with its two pools is an atmospheric place to unwind under vaulted brick ceilings. During the Second World War, the Nazis exterminated 90% of Krakow’s Jewish population, who mostly perished in Auschwitz.
One-way tickets are 3.8 zł and a 7-day pass will only set you back 48 zł. Download the “Jakdojade” app for help to find the right lines and stops. The best area to stay in krakow, of course, is a popular place to base yourself for a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
If you want to stay here, make your reservations as soon as possible. Transport tickets Kraków’s public transport system offers visitors several types of travel tickets and cards, depending on the use you’re going to make of the city’s transportation system. This Polish chain of sleek modern hotels has added a second hotel in Krakow to join its original one near the railway station. Puro in Kazimierz puts you on the doorstep of the district’s lively cafés and cultural sights, providing 228 breezy contemporary rooms with a Fifties vibe. Funky design makes its shared open spaces an inviting place to work and meet up with friends.
Check out the refined seasonal menus at the hotel’s Amarylis restaurant after a relaxing session in the Finnish sauna. This Relais & Châteaux member, set in a stately 14th-century building is on Krakow’s oldest street and is just a few minutes’ walk from Wawel Castle. Hotel Copernicus’s 29 luxurious yet understated rooms are decked out in warm wooden furnishings, with heavy runs covering wooden floors. Some of the suites have frescoes painted in 1500 to go with 14th-century wooden beams.