ADD TO LISTKrakow was once the capital of Poland and home to kings and has survived the ravages of war and time better than most Polish cities. As a result, if you travel to Krakow you will see the fabulous medieval streets of the Old Town, the nearly 700 year old Kazimierz (Old Jewish District), and the impressive Wawel Castle and its treasures. You can learn more about these and other places in our Krakow travel guide.
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For cheap places to stay there are usually people around the train station offering rooms in private houses. You have to go to Wawel (pronounced Vavel) Castle. Some say this is the heart of Poland and it is the past seat of Polish Kings. There is also a Smok (Dragon) that lives in the tunnel underneath the castle. Two day trips you have to make are 1. Oswiencim (Aushwitz). You can take a train from the center of Krakow, to within a couple of hundred meters of the front gates. You cannot miss this testament to the horrors of the Nazis and genocide. 2. Wielizcka salt mines. This is another trip possible by the efficient Polish railway system. These salt mines have been in service for hundreds of years and are now a Unesco world heritage site. As the miners took the salt out they carved statues and even a cathedral into the caves. Really amazing. Don't forget to listen to the trumpter in the main square and to have a great time. Krakow is fantastic!
One Of Our Favorites!
Restaurant Name: Krew i Roza
Good, hearty Polish food. Home cooking - just like my Grandma used to make, served up family-style. The restaurant itself is Gothic. It's "Renaissance Inspired" decor and cuisine. The decor is fantastic. The walls are a dark blue. The tables are old, worn wood - very rustic. You fell like you've stepped back in time. We went with a group of about 10 and had our own private dining room. The meal was topped off with complimentary vodka shots. The service was outstanding. And the food - absolutely incredible. Our meal was served on a wooden slab and we all went to town. I guarantee you won't leave hungry! It is such a fun place to eat. I recommend it to everyone. If you go to Krakow it's not to be missed!
Favorite Dish: Too hard to pick just one dish. You really can't go wrong. Everything on the menu is delicious. But go hungry - you get a lot of food for your money. It's hearty cuisine.
Prices: less than US$10
Phone: 012 429-61-87
Address: Kraków ul. Grodzka 9Website: http://www.chlopskiejadlo.com.pl/
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