A 3 night winter city break to Krakow

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Old Town

On this Trip Report i will give brief descriptions of places we visited, restaurants and bars we visited and my views on the city!

On this Trip to Krakow was my Husband and I who travel every few monthes and this is our fourth visit to a eastern European City previous citys include Prague, Riga and Tallinn.

Krakow was the cheapest off all four of them.

We travelled for 3 nights from the 20th Jan - 23rd Jan with Easyjet from Liverpool airport i booked our flights around 6 monthes ago and paid £140 return for both of us with one luggage in the hold.

BARGAIN!

We stayed at The Globus Rooms and Apartments Address ul.Dielta 91. really good location in between the Jewish District and The Old Town. Rooms were Spacious and free Wifi just need to ask reception for the code.

The Square
Breakfast was included in the price and was served in a cellar looking room downstairs. Price was £150 for 3 nights booked via booking.com

Airport Transfers- We booked Zibi for return transfers. He made us feel welcome and chatting away as soon as we met him. Looks after his clients and will go out of his way for you.In hindsight i wish i had booked Zibi for the trip to Auschwitz.

Highly recommend this man for airport transfers if anyone wants his email address just give me a private message.

Bars and Restaurants

Starka in the Jewish District was our favourite restaurant we visited.

Rated No 2 on TA had around 10 tables so a small place. The food and drinks were very reasonable here, cocktails around 15- 20 pln. I had the duck with red cabbage,mash potatoes. which was so yummy!

2 cocktails, 1 beer, 2 mains and 2 deserts 125pln plus tip.

Jewish District

http://starka.com.pl/eng/index.php

Highly recommend this place!

Zielona Kuchnia Rated No 3 on TA. The restaurant is around a 10 minute walk from the Old Town. It wasnt that hard to find if you have a map.

There was no one else in this restaurant when we got there but i already knew that from reading reviews. For the quality of this food this resturant should be busier. The food was very reasonable and cost for 2 drinks, 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 deserts. 157 pln plus tip.

http://www.zielonakuchnia.eu/

Pod Baranem rated No 1 on TA. This restaurant is near the castle area. We visited this place for a smaller meal after lunchtime. I tried the mushroom soup in the bread which was really nice. Very reasonable again.

One soup, one smaller main 2 drinks, 2 coffees and 2 deserts 96pln plus tip.

Duck with Gooseberry Sauce, mashed Potatoes and red cabbage @ Starka

http://podbaranem.com/

Morskie Oko - lovely decorated restaurant just behind the main square. I tried the cabbage and mushroom dumplings which were so yummy!

They also do great vodka cocktails and around 15pln each.

2 starters, 2 mains, 1 beer, 2 cocktails 131 pln plus tip.

http://www.morskieoko.krakow.pl/

Kolanko - Small Cafe in the Jewish District which served small meals like soups and sandwiches.

The onion Soup was so yummy!

4 cappucinos 1 sandwich and 1 soup was 50 pln. Bargain.

Alchemia Bar in the Jewish district. Cool place Free wifi and drinks were cheap. We wanted to visit the Singer Bar but didnt have time as we wanted to visit the Old Town while it was still light. Next time.....

Cafe Art located somewhere off the square down an alley. We had the soups in the bread was just okay food. Not bad prices either but wouldnt recommend it for food.

Horoscope located near the castle the most welcoming restaurant in the whole of Krakow the waitress was so friendly with us. Food was good too, 2 drinks, 2 mains and 1 desert 90pln plus tip.

Skara Bar- visited here for cocktails white russian and cosmo 41pln.

Love Locks

Sightseeing

We really liked the Jewish District, nice part of town away from the other tourists. Some nice buildings and churches and one of the bridges is a must see with the love locks on really unique idea. Dont know name of bridge sorry.

Auschwitz - I had prebooked tickets with a travel company back in the UK as i had vouchers to use but in hindsight i wouldnt have done that.The Tour was with Krakowtours.com a big coach in which was very hot and made the journey unbearable for both of us both ways. I should have booked with Zibi looking back for the transport to Auschwitz.

Auschwitz was a moving experience for both of us.

Krakow is a great city with some fab bars and restaurants and is very cheap if you can compare it to other places we visited.

Could anyone tell me if you can go up any of the churches or anywhere for views of the city? was unsure of this.

Our budget for spending money was around £330 which we have £40 left and we visited many restaurants, bought a few bits back with us and this includes airport transfers too.

We really enjoyed Krakow and would return for visit when the time is right.

Next stop for us Barcelona in 12 weeks time!

Thanks for reading

 

 

 

Vlindeke says:
Krakow... will visit in about 10 days!
Posted on: May 15, 2012
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Old Town
Old Town
The Square
The Square
Jewish District
Jewish District
Duck with Gooseberry Sauce, mashed…
Duck with Gooseberry Sauce, mashe…
Love Locks
Love Locks
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
cloth hall
cloth hall
cloth hall
cloth hall
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
Church in the Square
Church in the Square
Beef Goulash in bread from Cafe Art
Beef Goulash in bread from Cafe Art
Stew in Bread from Cafe Art
Stew in Bread from Cafe Art
Cafe Art
Cafe Art
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
cafe manekin
cafe manekin
The Square
The Square
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
Old Town
Old Town
Old Town
Old Town
Wavel Castle
Wavel Castle
The Dragon
The Dragon
Castle
Castle
The Castle
The Castle
Cosmo cocktail @ Starka
Cosmo cocktail @ Starka
Steak with mushroom sauce
Steak with mushroom sauce
Creme Brulee @ Starka
Creme Brulee @ Starka
Starka restaurant in Jewish Distri…
Starka restaurant in Jewish Distr…
Church in the Jewish District.
Church in the Jewish District.
Snowy street in Jewish District.
Snowy street in Jewish District.
Graffati in Jewish District.
Graffati in Jewish District.
Jewish Square
Jewish Square
Snowy twigs
Snowy twigs
Jewish Star
Jewish Star
Graffati in Jewish dsitrict
Graffati in Jewish dsitrict
Good Sign!
Good Sign!
Snowy Twigs
Snowy Twigs
Jewish Area
Jewish Area
Jewish area
Jewish area
Love Locks
Love Locks
Art near the Schlinders Factory
Art near the Schlinders Factory
Schlinders Museum
Schlinders Museum
Schlinders Museum
Schlinders Museum
Schlinders Museum
Schlinders Museum
Schlinders Museum
Schlinders Museum
Cute little bar in the Jewish dist…
Cute little bar in the Jewish dis…
Kolanka Cafe . lovely little place…
Kolanka Cafe . lovely little plac…
Alchemia Bar in the Jewish District
Alchemia Bar in the Jewish District
Alchemia Bar in the Jewish District
Alchemia Bar in the Jewish District
Alchemia Bar in the Jewish District
Alchemia Bar in the Jewish District
Alchemia Bar in the Jewish District
Alchemia Bar in the Jewish District
HoroScope Restaurant near the Cast…
HoroScope Restaurant near the Cas…
Horoscope Restaurant
Horoscope Restaurant
Ribs in Honey with red cabbage and…
Ribs in Honey with red cabbage an…
Apple Pie
Apple Pie
busker in the square.
busker in the square.
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
Busker
Busker
The Square
The Square
Horses and Carriages
Horses and Carriages
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
Square at night
Square at night
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
Duck @ Zielona Kuchnia
Duck @ Zielona Kuchnia
Deserts @ Zielona Kuchnia
Deserts @ Zielona Kuchnia
Courtyard @ Zielona Kuchnia
Courtyard @ Zielona Kuchnia
The Castle
The Castle
The Dragon
The Dragon
Aushwitz
Aushwitz
Aushwitz
Aushwitz
Aushwitz
Aushwitz
Aushwitz
Aushwitz
Aushwitz
Aushwitz
Aushwitz
Aushwitz
Birkenau Site
Birkenau Site
Birkenau Site
Birkenau Site
Birkenau Site
Birkenau Site
Birkenau Site
Birkenau Site
raspberry Cake at Pod Baranem
raspberry Cake at Pod Baranem
Cheesecake at Pod Baranem
Cheesecake at Pod Baranem
Walk to Old Town
Walk to Old Town
Cloth Hall @ night
Cloth Hall @ night
Town Square
Town Square
Dumplings with cabbage and mushroo…
Dumplings with cabbage and mushro…
Lamb with Gravy
Lamb with Gravy
Duck in a currant sauce.
Duck in a currant sauce.
Everybody outside as they had to e…
Everybody outside as they had to …
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