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Advice for Krakow please

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1. Posted by Craggy (Budding Member, 43 posts) 26 Jan '12 05:23

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Hi,

I am travelling to Krakow for a few days in early March, and was hoping for some advice on where to eat and drink, and what to see. I understand that it's a beautiful city but is increasingly popular with tourists so I don't want to be ripped off or end up in the same old places as everyone else.

I'm a fan of hard rock music, but also like blues and jazz - I'm hoping we can find some interesting areas of town to hang around, but also like to have a quiet beer in less busy places too.

If anyone else can offer things that we must see, please do. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
Craggy

2. Posted by Hroop (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 26 Jan '12 14:25

Hi,

Since most of the attractions are situated in the centre - once you get there, it's all walking distance.. Besides the old town, the jewish quarter (kazimierz) and the former ghetto with the schindler's factory, most people take part in full or half day tours: Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mines and Zakopane.

There is a convenient train connection between the airport and the centre, also a lot of tour companies to choose from if you prefer public transport. It's cheap, but you have to remembers about its bad sides.

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Places worth visiting:

Old Town:
Metropolitan restaurant (Slawkowska st.)
Hard Rock Cafe (main square)
Harris Piano Jazz Bar (main square)
Lizard King (Tomasza st.)

Jewish quarter:
Kuchnia u doroty (miodowa st.) great value for delicious local food
Omerta (Kupa st.) you have to try 'Atak Chmielu' beer!

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3. Posted by Craggy (Budding Member, 43 posts) 27 Jan '12 01:47

Great, thanks for the tips. I'll certainly be trying the Atak Chmielu! And that Harris Bar has been recommended before so maybe I'll try that.

Cheers!

4. Posted by greyhairnomad (Budding Member, 3 posts) 12 Feb '12 08:08

Krakow has plenty of restaurants and bars from luxurious to "inexpensive". Even in the area of the Old Town you can find good deals (full dinner for about 15 PLN - about 4 Euros).

But being already in Krakow you may also chose at least once something more stylish and really representative for this Medieval City.

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Tom

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