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"Krakow is one of my favorite places on earth. It is a medieval city full of young people. A wonderful, striking combination". ~ Jonathan Carroll

If you've landed on the iVisitKrakow website, you're probably planning a trip to this Central European destination. Or perhaps you simply wish to broaden your knowledge about Krakow, a captivating city rich in history, art, and opportunities. In any case, our aim is to create a place that will meet all your expectations, whether it's to discover interesting facts about Krakow or to make your trip to Krakow stress-free, allowing you to focus on its beauty, attractions and history. 

The total number of visitors to Krakow in 2023 reached 9.4 million. These figures reflect a growing interest in the offerings of Krakow's cultural institutions. The Krakow museums welcomed over 1.25 million visitors, while the Wawel Royal Castle also saw a record number of guests, estimated at 2.59 million. In's July ranking, the city was listed among the top 10 destinations for history and culture enthusiasts and further earned the 3rd position in the October 2023 "Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Europe" ranking. If the numbers still haven't convinced you, feel free to browse through our city guide website and discover your own compelling reasons to visit Krakow. For those who have already decided to visit Krakow, we have prepared a set of recommendations to make the organizational process enjoyable and straightforward.

But let's start from the beginning. When exploring a new city, securing your ideal accommodation is key to a memorable stay. Remember to plan and book your stay in advance to ensure the best rates and value. We've curated a Top 5 Accommodations by Type list, along with an interactive map for easy navigation. Our carefully selected options cater to various preferences and needs, ensuring a delightful experience during your visit. Afterwards, navigate to our Plan Your Trip in 10 Steps or Useful Information articles and anticipate any surprises related to visa requirements, currency, power sockets, or language. Ask yourself if you will need The Krakow Pass - to save money and skip the line at the main attractions, Luggage Storage - for a truly comfortable experience, or to Rent a Car - for added independence and flexibility. If you are traveling by plane, one of your concerns may be Krakow Airport's logistics solutions. Rest assured that Krakow Airport meets EU standards and provides excellent transport links to the city. 

At iVisitKrakow, we believe in intelligent planning while leaving room for spontaneity. Given limited time in Krakow, find inspiration in our Krakow in 2 Days, Krakow in 3 Days, or Krakow in 4 Days schedules. Alternatively, create your own itinerary based on our Top Lists, Tours & Trips suggestions, Museums, or Folk Shows. Consider tips for Krakow Nightlife or Pub Crawl, and don't forget to simply have fun. We definitely recommend planning the main attractions and activities in advance to skip the queues. Enhance your travel experience by booking Free Walking Tours or use the GetYourGuide website for convenient guided tour purchases such as Wieliczka Salt Mine or Auschwitz. Be spontaneous whenever you can, but don't leave your travel experience entirely to chance.


Our map is meant to assist you in navigating Krakow's diverse accommodation, restaurants, sightseeing options. We hope this guide enhances your stay, providing comfort and convenience throughout your visit. The colours on our interactive map represent different categories for your convenience. Keep in mind that our selections represent just a fraction of the diverse places, restaurants and available accommodation in Krakow. Enjoy your time in this enchanting city!


Black: Churches. Yellow: Polish Restaurants. Purple: Accommodation. Green: Museums. Pink: Monuments. Navy Blue: View Points. Blue: Nightlife. Dark Pink: Theatres and Concerts


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