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3 days in Krakow

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3 days in Krakow
A list of "must do" while on a short trip in Krakow. Wear comfortable shoes and choose walking between stops to fully enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Main Market Square
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Main Market Square

Huge 10-acre square, the largest in any of Europe's medieval cities, features the 16th-century Renaissance Cloth Hall and the splendid 14th-century Gothic Basilica of the Virgin Mary.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Church of the Virgin Mary (Kosciol Mariacki)
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Church of the Virgin Mary (Kosciol Mariacki)

One of the most famous of Poland's churches, this Gothic structure features two striking towers, the taller of which is a magnificent Gothic spire with a gold-plated crown built in 1666.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)
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Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)

Considered the world's oldest shopping mall, the present Renaissance structure dates from 1555 and features in its interior many food stalls and small shops, terrace cafes and flower stands that surround the statue of Adam Mickiewicz.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Oskar Schindler's Factory
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Oskar Schindler's Factory

Housed in the former administrative building of Oskar Schindler factory, Emalia, is a museum that tells the story of Schindler and the Jewish prisoners of Plaszow who were the inspiration for Steven Spielberg's hit movie, "Schindler's List."

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Chimera
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Chimera

The restaurant serves Polish and European food.

Cost: $2 - $10
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Day 2
Krakow's Historic Centre
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Krakow's Historic Centre

The 13th century merchants' town is home to Europe's largest market square and offers numerous historical houses, palaces and churches with magnificent interiors, 14th century fortifications, ancient synagogues, Jagiellonian University and the Gothic cathedral where the kings of Poland were buried.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Czartoryski Palace Museum
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Czartoryski Palace Museum

Extensive collection of the powerful Czartoryski family features art and sculpture from the 13th through the 16th centuries, including Rembrandt's "Landscape with the Good Samaritan" and Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine."

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Plaszow Concentration Camp
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Plaszow Concentration Camp

Originally a forced labor camp, this concentration camp was built on the grounds of two former Jewish cemeteries in the summer of 1942 during the Nazi occupation of Poland.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Pod Aniolami
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Pod Aniolami
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Day 3
Wawel Royal Castle
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Wawel Royal Castle

Serving as a royal residence and the site where the country's rulers governed Poland for five centuries (1038-1596), this castle is a symbol of the independent Polish state and today contains a priceless collection of 16th-century Flemish tapestries, considered to be one of the largest in the world.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Jewish District (Kazimierz)
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Jewish District (Kazimierz)

Sizable Jewish population of Krakow moved to this district at the end of the fifteenth century, which served as the main cultural center of the Polish Jewry for centuries.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Ulica Kanonicza
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Ulica Kanonicza

Lined with mostly Renaissance houses, this street is one of the oldest in Krakow. 

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Restauracja Miod Malina
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Restauracja Miod Malina
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