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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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Aperitif
Aperitif
Aperetif is a place where the emphasis…»
Ariel
Ariel
Ariel is a popular Jewish restaurant. Plenty…»
Szara Kazimierz
Szara Kazimierz
Szara Kazimierz is where top chefs come to…»
Nostalgia
Nostalgia
Nostalgia is an old-themed restaurant that gives…»
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…»
Chłopskie Jadło
Chłopskie Jadło
Chlopskie Jadlo is basically just Polish food,…»
Moa Burger
Moa Burger
MoaBurger is a family business created out of…»
Filmowa Cafe
Filmowa Cafe
Filmowa Café is a tribute to all…»
Gold Club
Gold Club
Gold Club: It is important to say…»
High Energy Piano & Music Bar
High Energy Piano & Music Bar
High Energy Piano & Music Bar is…»
Taboo Gentlemen's Club
Taboo Gentlemen's Club
Taboo Gentleman’s Club is, as you may…»
Camera café
Camera café
Camera Café is a chocolate bar. You…»
Boom Bar Rush
Boom Bar Rush
Boom Bar Rush creates a super cool…»
Bunkier Sztuki
Bunkier Sztuki
Bunkier Sztuki is in a truly modernist…»
Cień Club
Cień Club
Cień has been open for nearly a decade…»
AGH Swimming Pool
AGH Swimming Pool
<p> Krakow boasts several public swimming pools…»
Dharma Spa & Massage Centre
Dharma Spa & Massage Centre
Dharma Spa and Massage Centre in Krakow…»
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…»
Zakrzowek Lake
Zakrzowek Lake
Zakrzowek Lake, is a 20-minute walk from…»
Ambra Day Spa
Ambra Day Spa
Conveniently located in the heart of Krakow´s…»

Must See Tourist attractions


Oskar Schindler Factory
Oskar Schindler Factory
The Oskar Schindler factory shot to fame…»
Wieliczka Salt Mines
Wieliczka Salt Mines
The Wieliczka Salt Mines is a national…»
Royal Wawel Castle
Royal Wawel Castle
Archaeological evidence unearthed on the hill where…»
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…»

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Essential Krakow reviewed Fantasy Park bowling 1 day ago

It is far away from the center, but still the coolest bowling…

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Essential Krakow reviewed Wieliczka Salt Mines 2 days ago

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

This place was just stunning! Never seen anything like this... How can…

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Anna reviewed Le Scandale Bar 4 days ago

Love it

a great place to have a drink or a wonderful meal;) loved…

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Upcoming events


Al Bano
Al Bano
In March Krakow will host the one and only Al Bano Carrisi…
Starts in 3 days 11 hrs 31 min
Paul Simon and Sting
Paul Simon and Sting
Last time Sting visited Poland was in 2013 during Life Festival Oswiecim.…
Starts in 7 days 17 hrs 31 min
China Opera and Dancing Dr KRAKÓW
China Opera and Dancing Dr KRAKÓW
This is going to be the true trip through China, where the…
Starts in 10 days 12 hrs 31 min