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What are some the can't miss things to do and see in Krakow?

2 Answers

answered by
Claudia from New York City

A day trip to Auschwitz is a must. If you're not claustrophobic, combine the Auschwitz tour with a visit to Wieliczka Salt Mine . I did both in one day and booked through Viator:

Here are 2 photos from the tour:

1. Auschwitz 1

 2. The Underground Salt Cathedral inside Wieliczka Salt Mine

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Wieliczka Salt Mine (attraction)
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answered by
Mary from Leicester

Unmissable places of historical interest:

Rynek Główny, the main square, with the 14th-century Town Hall and Basilica of the Virgin Mary and the 16th-century market hall.

The Planty Gardens and the 14th-century Jagiellonian University buildings.

Wawel Royal Castle complex, especially Wawel Cathedral.

 An exploration of the Kazimierz historical Jewish quarter, including all the various synagogues especially the Old Synagogue and the Remuh Synagogue, both of which are Medieval.

The Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera: Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa and an exploration of the nearby ghetto area.

Daytrips to Oswiecim for Auschwitz; to the Wieliczka Salt Mine; to Tyniec for the abbey & monastery. 


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Rynek Główny (attraction)
  2. Planty Park (attraction)
  3. Jagiellonian University (attraction)
  4. Wawel Royal Castle (attraction)
  5. Wawel Cathedral (attraction)
  6. Kazimierz (attraction)
  7. Old Synagogue (attraction)
  8. Remuh Synagogue (attraction)
  9. Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera: Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa (attraction)
  10. Oswiecim (city)
  11. Wieliczka Salt Mine (attraction)
  12. Tyniec (attraction)
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