Krakow – One of the best medievel cities of Europe
Krakow is a city that we know very well, we had opportunity to spend here 12 days due to a mechanical problem in our caravan.
The first buildings came in the year 700 and today this city is among the most beautiful medieval cities in Europe, its main square is even the largest of its kind.
Krakow escaped the scourge of the Nazi conquest and destruction of Poland in World War II, which has kept its historic center intact, and today it is possible to observe beautiful medieval monuments.
It is a pleasure to walk in Krakow, the city has a lot of life, the market square is always full of tourists who are either sitting on the cafes esplanades, or visiting one of the many markets that are usually in this city square.
Krakow can bring together the best of many worlds, first is a cheap city, you can sleep in a good hotel for € 20 a night or dinner for € 5/6. The city has a stunning history, of all the monuments we have visited the most impressive are: the market square, the Wawel castle, the Jewish quarter, the basilica of Santa Maria, the tower of the old town hall, the church of St. Peter and St. Paul and the Wawel dragon which is the symbol of City.
Another factor that gives Krakow a special charm is the Vistula River, and on hot days there are many people on its shores, sunbathing, socializing, or drinking a beer, but with a straw of course, or we are not in Poland..
Anyone coming to Krakow should not miss the opportunity to visit some attractions nearby, among them are the ones we liked the most:
Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp (75 km from Krakow)
It is one of the most horrible memories of humanity’s recent history, only 1,500,000 people died here.
Price: € 0
Ojców National Park ( 25 km)
National park known for its rock formations, caves and bats. A very beautiful area and very close to Krakow
Price: € 0
Tatra Mountains (150km)
The Tatra Mountains are a mountainous chain in northern Poland, bordering Slovakia, its most important city is Zakopane, is an important tourist center both in summer and winter.
Here it is possible to make many walking routes in the middle of nature and with luck you can spot one of the few wild bears that still live in the region.
Wieliczka salt mines (15 km)
We were sorry we could not get the salt mines, but from what they told us are the most impressive in the world, we were not only because at the time it was a bit expensive the ticket.
Price: € 25
Map of Krakow
For those who want to know these sites and move around in the city we recommend renting a motorbike, which is not very expensive and allows a greater freedom of movement, here is where we rented ours for 15 euros a day, without any problem, without security or anything, it is just pay to leave a document identification.
For overnight stays motorhome :
El Camp Krakow N 50.03418, E 19.87658, N 50 ° 02’03 “, E 19 ° 52’36”
Price 10 € c / water, Light, Discharge and security 24h, also works here a workshop but we do not recommend, because with our caravan they did not have done a good job.
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