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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!

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Kompania Kuflowa Pod Wawelem
Kompania Kuflowa Pod Wawelem
Located at the foot of Wawel Castle…»
Scandale Royal
Scandale Royal
Scandal Royale is a place for the…»
Moa Burger
Moa Burger
MoaBurger is a family business created out of…»
Chłopskie Jadło
Chłopskie Jadło
Chlopskie Jadlo is basically just Polish food,…»
La Petite France
La Petite France
Un bijoux, a charming Parisien like cafe…»
Nostalgia
Nostalgia
Nostalgia is an old-themed restaurant that gives…»
Pimiento Argentino Grill
Pimiento Argentino Grill
Pimiento Argentino Grill in Krakow often receives…»
WOK
WOK
WOK restaurant is an Asian buffet, specializing…»
Gold Club
Gold Club
Gold Club: It is important to say…»
Irish Mbassy Sports Bar
Irish Mbassy Sports Bar
Irish Mbassy is, as the name implies,…»
Le Scandale Bar
Le Scandale Bar
Le Scandale is a pretty standard bar.…»
Nic Nowego
Nic Nowego
Nic Nowego (polish for Nothing New) is,…»
Taboo Gentlemen's Club
Taboo Gentlemen's Club
Taboo Gentleman’s Club is, as you may…»
Alchemia
Alchemia
Alchemia draws a more bohemian crowd, and…»
Bunkier Sztuki
Bunkier Sztuki
Bunkier Sztuki is in a truly modernist…»
Drukarnia
Drukarnia
Drukarnia used to be a popular club…»
Krakow Philharmonic
Krakow Philharmonic
There has been a Philharmonic orchestra in…»
Zakrzowek Lake
Zakrzowek Lake
Zakrzowek Lake, is a 20-minute walk from…»
AGH Swimming Pool
AGH Swimming Pool
<p> Krakow boasts several public swimming pools…»
Ambra Day Spa
Ambra Day Spa
Conveniently located in the heart of Krakow´s…»
ARS Cinema
ARS Cinema
Having produced a number of award-winning film…»
Atlantic Squash & Wellness
Atlantic Squash & Wellness
Located right in the heart of Krakow…»
Auditorium Maximum Krakow
Auditorium Maximum Krakow
Auditorium Maximum in Krakow is located in…»
Bagatela Theatre
Bagatela Theatre
The Bagatela Theatre is one of Krakow´s…»

Must See Tourist attractions


Oskar Schindler Factory
Oskar Schindler Factory
The Oskar Schindler factory shot to fame…»
Rynek Underground Museum
Rynek Underground Museum
After an archaeological find discovered and excavated…»
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…»
Church of Saints Peter and Paul
Church of Saints Peter and Paul
The church of St. Peter and St.…»
Corpus Christi Church
Corpus Christi Church
Corpus Christi Church is a classic basilica…»
Krakow Market Square
Krakow Market Square
The Market Square in the heart of…»
Mariacki Church
Mariacki Church
The Church of St. Mary´s or Mariacki…»

Recently reviewed


Mary reviewed Bunkier Sztuki 6 days ago

delicious caffee

Very nice place with really good coffee. One minus is that, when…

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Anton reviewed Juwenalia 6 days ago

The best party for student…

Hey, last year I participated in Juwenalia, especially during the "pohod" where…

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Sasha reviewed Zakrzowek Lake 1 week ago

Prefect place

It is hard to imagine that you can find place like this…

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Upcoming events


Off Plus Camera
Off Plus Camera
The Off Plus Camera Film Festival is the youngest of Krakow’s multitude…
Starts in 7 days 9 hrs 29 min
Juwenalia
Juwenalia
Late in May, or early June, every year, the city’s thousands of…
Starts in 11 days 9 hrs 29 min
Grolsch ArtBoom Festival
Grolsch ArtBoom Festival
The festival of visual arts is dedicated to modern art, design and…
Starts in 1 month 12 days