itineraries in Krakow, on foot.
The best way to enjoy
Krakow is on foot. Almost all of the city’s
Old Town historic
has been practically turned into a pedestrian precinct with
most its landmarks within easy walking distance. And every
here lives its own life
manifest in its
cafes, stores, galleries, assorted culture venues and public institutions.
Also Krakow's other historic district,
just a five-minute walk away.
Kanonicza street is the last part
Royal Road route
Krakow's most rewarding walking tours.
Have a virtual stroll down Krakow's streets.
was the backbone of the ancient capital of Poland. It links
the main city gate and the
Wawel Royal Castle
through Krakow's main historic
Stroll Up the Royal Road
now in downtown Krakow, used to be its twin city and
medieval rival. The area contains many landmarks and the
Kazimierz Jewish Quarter,
in the past one of the main centers of Diaspora.
Stroll through Krakow's Kazimierz District
the largest in medieval Europe, is arguably one of the
world’s most beautiful plazas. It boasts a plethora of
landmarks and myriad restaurants, clubs, and cafes.
Stroll Round the Grand Square
ring of gardens
the Old Town historic district.
Walk its leafy alleys and see Krakow's landmarks from the
Circle the Old Town walking in the Planty gardens
Pope John Paul II
used to stroll Krakow streets first as student, then priest,
bishop and cardinal.
Follow the footsteps of Pope John Paul II
Krakow’s municipality-promoted theme routes
Although they may be demanding and often omit Krakow’s
premier landmarks, the featured itineraries are an
interesting option for ambitious sightseers.
Krakow's other suggested itineraries.
Krakow Old Town Historic District
Poland's prime tourist attraction and a must-see in
Central Europe boasts numerous world-class
charming vistas, delightful atmosphere, and the best
restaurants – everything
easily available on foot.
Go to Krakow's Old Town historic district
Each Krakow street has its unique character and a climate of
its own; each is rich in history and many different stories.
More on Krakow streets
They used to be the hubs of
city life in the Middle Ages. In Krakow they still are...
Well, at least some of them.
More on Krakow squares
Krakow’s central pedestrian precinct
There are traffic
restrictions virtually all over and round the Old Town
historic district, yet they are not uniform. The area has
been divided into three zones, each with different rules.
More on traffic restrictions in downtown Krakow
Walking on the green
Krakow has vast patches of
green within its limits – including the 120-acre Blonia common
at the city’s heart, the 1020-acre Las Wolski forest park
adjacent to the downtown, and the
ring of gardens round the whole historic district, to say
nothing of public parks – and even vaster just beyond.
More on Krakow's parks
More on Krakow wildlife
You can find myriad of
splendid hiking routes near by Krakow.
More on the environs of Krakow
Map of the
Krakow's Old Town historic district
Map of the Kazimierz historic district in Krakow
Krakow and beyond.
Walk the Royal Road
Stroll Round the
Grand Square of Krakow
Walk Planty gardens round the Old Town
Krakow's Kazimierz District
Theme routes in Krakow
In the footsteps
of Pope John Paul II
Getting around Krakow
How to move
about the city making good use of its transport system.
Travel to Krakow
million visitors show up in Krakow every year. Many arrive by air,
but most take advantage of the fact that Krakow lies at a major
European road and rail junction.