Krakow Tourist Attractions

Krakow Tourist Attractions

Krakow Tourist Attractions

Krakow Tourist Attractions

If you are wondering what to do in Krakow, you should firstly understand that Krakow is adorned with a treasure trove of tourist attractions and is by far the city of most cultural interest in Poland largely because of its remarkable history. The historic centre of Krakow, or old town, is a UNESCO world heritage site which is decorated by beautiful medieval architecture surrounding the largest market square in Europe. The old town area was not seriously damaged during the Second World War and, as a result, no other Polish city can offer such a wealth of Gothic and Renaissance monuments and churches or such a rich collection of artworks.

Krakow's tourist attractions are not just limited to the old town and you will most likely want to visit other nearby UNESCO world heritage sites, such as the Auschwitz concentration camp - now a memorial museum and the Wieliczka Salt mines which can easily be arranged by organise tour.
With a choice of hundreds of tourist attractions, it is difficult to prioritise what to do in Krakow, however, there are a number of must see attractions which we recommend be added to your 'to do ' list while visiting Krakow.

Essential Krakow's writers have built a list of 'must see in Krakow' tourist attractions that include sights and landmarks such as Wawel Castle, Mariacki Church (st Mary's Church) in addition to streets and districts, squares, museums and galleries in Krakow that should not be missed. Please follow the 'must see' link to see our essential list! and of course use our filters to see all tourist attractions throughout Krakow. Essential Krakow would like you to share your Krakow sightseeing experiences with other visitors to Krakow so please take a moment to come back and review our tourist attraction pages and tell us about your visit to this our beautiful city.

Tourist attractions


Archdiocesan Museum
Archdiocesan Museum
Kanonicza 19
The Archdiocesan Museum is housed in the Bishops Palace which was the long-term home to cardinal Wojtyla before he was appointed John Paul II in…read more
Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Więźniów Oświęcimia 20, Oświęcim
Perhaps one of the most sombre places to visit during your visit to Krakow is the notorious Auschwitz Concentration Camp, but one of the grimmest…read more
Bunkier Sztuki Gallery
Bunkier Sztuki Gallery
Plac Szczepański 3a
Art aficionados will not want to miss a trip to Bunkier Sztuki during their visit to Krakow. Housed in one of the few modernist buildings…read more
Church of Saints Peter and Paul
Church of Saints Peter and Paul
Grodzka 52
The church of St. Peter and St. Paul was built shortly after the arrival of Jesuits who came to Krakow to defend the Catholic faith…read more
Church of St Andrew
Church of St Andrew
Grodzka 54
The Church of St. Andrew is the best preserved example of Romanesque architecture in Kraków. The massive structure was built using stone blocks towards the…read more
Corpus Christi Church
Corpus Christi Church
Bożego Ciała 26
Corpus Christi Church is a classic basilica and that was originally established as a parish church by King Casimir the Great in 1335, although it…read more
Czartoryski Muzeum
Czartoryski Muzeum
Św Jana 19
Regarded as one of Krakow´s highlights, the Czartoryski Museum is the oldest in Poland and features a wealth of artwork, sculptures and silverware from antiquity…read more
Floriańska Street
Floriańska Street
Floriańska
Part of the famous Royal Route, Florianska is one of the most important and historical streets in Krakow. It dates back as far as the…read more
Galicia Museum
Galicia Museum
Dajwór 18
Located in the heart of the Jewish Quarter, the Galicia Museum was inaugurated to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and as a celebration of…read more
Grodzka Street
Grodzka Street
Grodzka
Constructed even before Krakow received its charter in 1257, Grodzka Street is one of the oldest in the city. It´s original purpose was for use…read more