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Most popular areas in Krakow for 5-star hotels

You’ll find plenty of 5-star hotels in Stare Miasto, Krakow’s grand Old Town, which centers on the handsome Main Square and is home to many of the city’s principal attractions. If you like to be surrounded by greenery, look for a 5-star hotel in Salwator, which is only a 20-minuite walk to the Old Town. Trendy Kazimierz is another option, boasting luxury hotels nestled between designer boutiques and hip bars. Meanwhile, Stare Dębniki, on the right bank of the Vistula River, offers a central base with a residential vibe.

Top 5-star hotels in Krakow

The Radisson Blu Hotel is set in Krakow’s Old Town, just a 5-minute walk from the Main Square. This elegant hotel has 2 exquisite restaurants and other amenities include a fitness center and a beauty studio. The exclusive Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre is set in a handsome 19th-century mansion with glass-fronted annexes. Just a few minutes from Main Square, the hotel has a mini-gym and a restaurant. Set on the banks of the Vistula River, the Sheraton Grand Krakow’s 232 rooms feature stylish furnishings and stunning views across the Krakow cityscape.

Where to find the best restaurants in Krakow

For a fine selection of dining options, head for the Old Town. Here, you’ll find restaurants serving a sophisticated version of traditional Polish cuisine as well as eateries offering Italian, French, and Asian Fusion cooking. A Krakow specialty to look out for is bigos, a rich stew of meat, pickled cabbage, and much else besides. In Kazimierz, the old Jewish quarter, trendy restaurants and hip cocktail bars line the streets, while in Zablocie you can chow down on sophisticated dishes served in restored warehouses and converted factories.

The most popular things to do in Krakow

The Rynek Underground is a highly unusual museum – it’s actually under the Main Square and the streets of the Old Town. An underground walkway takes you past ancient wonders of Krakow that the more modern city has been built on top of over the centuries. You’ll walk past archeological excavations of Medieval markets, with holograms and other high-tech gadgets on hand to explain the exhibits. If there’s a single must-see in the city, it’s gorgeous Wawel Castle. Originally built by King Casimir III the Great in the 14th century, it’s been much added to and altered over the years to create the fairyland building with its multiple domes that you see today. Also well worth visiting is Schindler’s factory. The building where Schindler employed and protected so many Jews from the Nazis is now a poignant museum describing those dark days.

Best ways to get around Krakow

If you’re staying in the Old Town, you’ll find that many of Krakow’s top attractions are actually within easy walking distance. For travel further afield, the city has an efficient bus and tram network. You can buy tickets on board buses and trams or from kiosks adjacent to some stops. Taxis are available to hail on the street or to book by phone, and the Uber service also operates in the city.

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