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Top Choice Museum in Kraków

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Some 14km southeast of Kraków, the Wieliczka (vyeh-leech-kah) salt mine has been welcoming tourists since 1722 and today is one of Poland's most popular attractions. It's a subterranean labyrinth of tunnels and cham…
Top Choice Castle in Kraków

Wawel Royal Castle

As the political and cultural heart of Poland through the 16th century, Wawel Castle is a potent symbol of national identity. It's now a museum containing five separate sections: Crown Treasury & Armoury, State …
Top Choice Museum in Kraków

Schindler's Factory

This impressive interactive museum covers the German occupation of Kraków in WWII. It’s housed in the former enamel factory of Oskar Schindler, the Nazi industrialist who famously saved the lives of members of his J…
Top Choice Church in Kraków

Wawel Cathedral

Wawel Cathedral has witnessed many coronations, funerals and burials of Poland’s monarchs and nobles over the centuries. The present-day cathedral is basically a Gothic structure, but chapels in different styles wer…
Top Choice Church in Kraków

St Mary's Basilica

This striking brick church, best known simply as St Mary’s, is dominated by two towers of different heights. The first church here was built in the 1220s and following its destruction during a Tatar raid, constructi…
Top Choice Museum in Kraków

Rynek Underground

This fascinating attraction beneath the market square consists of an underground route through medieval market stalls and other long-forgotten chambers. The ‘Middle Ages meets 21st century’ experience is enhanced by…
Top Choice Museum in Kraków

Galicia Jewish Museum

This museum both commemorates Jewish victims of the Holocaust and celebrates the Jewish culture and history of the former Austro-Hungarian region of Galicia. It features an impressive photographic exhibition depicti…
Top Choice International in Kraków

Krako Slow Wines

It's hard to accurately characterise this little wine bar and restaurant, which serves the best-value lunches within 100m of Schindler's Factory. The emphasis is clearly on the wine, but it also serves excellent bee…
Top Choice Cafe in Kraków

Cheder

Unlike most of the other Jewish-themed places in Kazimierz, this one aims to entertain and educate. Named after a traditional Hebrew school, the cafe offers access to a decent library in Polish and English, regular …
Top Choice Cafe in Kraków

Bunkier Cafe

The ‘Bunker’ is a wonderful cafe with an enormous glassed-in terrace tacked on to the Bunkier Sztuki (Art Bunker), a cutting-edge gallery northwest of the Rynek. The garden space is heated in winter and always has a…