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Welcome to Essential Krakow, a city guide and information portal for Krakow - Poland's capital of culture. Essential Krakow provides you with everything you need to know about visiting Krakow in a light hearted and informative manner and is the perfect travel guide from which to plan your trip. Whether you need to organize Krakow hotels and accommodation, Krakow tours, or just to find general tourist information, our travel guide is packed with relevant and up to date reviews, news and facts about Krakow.

If you are planning a visit Krakow, then feel free to have a live chat with one of our city guides who will gladly help you organize your trip and provide online support for any questions you have about Krakow. Our guides have local knowledge and will be happy to provide, recommendations for the best Krakow hotels and places to stay, Krakow restaurants, tips on Krakow nightlife and general advice on things to see and do during your visit to Krakow.

What's more, our online guides can help with travel information, such as getting to and from Krakow, airport transfers and bus and train routes in and out of the city. More specifically we can help with organizing groups and parties (tour groups, stag and hen parties) with more complicated accommodation and tour requirements through our network of affiliated Krakow apartments, hotels and tour operators. Krakow is a vibrant and exciting city which appeals to a broad range of visitors ranging from sightseers looking to enjoy the rich heritage and culture that Krakow has to offer, to party goers taking pleasure in the lively nightlife and party scene.

We at Essential-Krakow are enthusiastic about our great city and would like to show you the best of it - So take advantage of our free service and get in contact!

Top rated


No 7 Restaurant
No 7 Restaurant
No 7 Restaurant is fabulous, but a…»
Pepe Rosso
Pepe Rosso
Pepe Rosso does have good food, but…»
Szara Kazimierz
Szara Kazimierz
Szara Kazimierz is where top chefs come to…»
Kogel Mogel
Kogel Mogel
Recommended by Michelin Main Cities of Europe, Gault…»
Copernicus
Copernicus
The Copernicus Restaurant</em> is noted for genuine…»
Scandale Royal
Scandale Royal
Scandal Royale is a place for the…»
Europejska
Europejska
Classically chic, Europejska offers patrons a rather…»
Olive
Olive
The Olive Restaurant has an appropriate name,…»
Gold Club
Gold Club
Gold Club: It is important to say…»
Taboo Gentlemen's Club
Taboo Gentlemen's Club
Taboo Gentleman’s Club is, as you may…»
Harris Jazz Bar
Harris Jazz Bar
Harris Piano Jazz Bar is exactly that,…»
Filmowa Cafe
Filmowa Cafe
Filmowa Café is a tribute to all…»
Malaga Cafe
Malaga Cafe
Malaga Café is one of very few…»
Showtime
Showtime
Showtime is located in a mansion off…»
Cień Club
Cień Club
Cień has been open for nearly a decade…»
Bunkier Sztuki
Bunkier Sztuki
Bunkier Sztuki is in a truly modernist…»
AGH Swimming Pool
AGH Swimming Pool
<p> Krakow boasts several public swimming pools…»
Fantasy Park bowling
Fantasy Park bowling
Located in the lively Plaza Shopping complex,…»
Krakow Philharmonic
Krakow Philharmonic
There has been a Philharmonic orchestra in…»
Slowacki Theatre
Slowacki Theatre
The Slowacki Theatre is another of Krakow´s…»
Kino Pod Baranami
Kino Pod Baranami
The Kino Pod Baranami has become something…»
Ambra Day Spa
Ambra Day Spa
Conveniently located in the heart of Krakow´s…»
Park Jordana
Park Jordana
Of the forty-two parks in Krakow, Park…»
Vanilla Spa
Vanilla Spa
Vanilla Spa pride itself on revitalising mind,…»

Must See Tourist attractions


Church of Saints Peter and Paul
Church of Saints Peter and Paul
The church of St. Peter and St.…»
Oskar Schindler Factory
Oskar Schindler Factory
The Oskar Schindler factory shot to fame…»
Royal Wawel Castle
Royal Wawel Castle
Archaeological evidence unearthed on the hill where…»
Wieliczka Salt Mines
Wieliczka Salt Mines
The Wieliczka Salt Mines is a national…»
Rynek Underground Museum
Rynek Underground Museum
After an archaeological find discovered and excavated…»
Corpus Christi Church
Corpus Christi Church
Corpus Christi Church is a classic basilica…»
Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Perhaps one of the most sombre places…»
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)
The impressive Sukiennice, or Cloth Hall is…»

Recently reviewed


Ula reviewed Rynek Underground Museum 3 months ago

fantastic

very well worth a visit. we spent 3 hours there, so much…

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Robert reviewed Floriańska Street 3 months ago

My favourite street

I simply love this street. Always something happening, you can always discover…

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Michael Hunniford reviewed Rynek Underground Museum 4 months ago

Krakow underground

Fantastic,One of the best part of my visit to kracow, should be…

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Upcoming events


Dumplings Festival
Dumplings Festival
Starting from August 11th Krakow will host XIV Edition of one of…
Starts in 11 days 8 hrs 56 min
Live Music Festival
Live Music Festival
Live Music Festival started off, promoting hip - hop, r'n'b and pop.…
Starts in 19 days 8 hrs 56 min
Małopolska Taste Festival
Małopolska Taste Festival
Poland largely escaped the industrialisation of food that has resulted in so…
Starts in 21 days 8 hrs 56 min