Hotels in Krakow, Poland
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- Main Market Square
- Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
- Galeria Krakowska
- Wawel Castle
- Cloth Hall
- Galeria Kazimierz
- Park Krakowski
- Wieliczka Salt Mine
- St. Mary's Basilica
- Economic University of Krakow
- Sanctuary of Divine Mercy
- Park Wodny
- St. Francis of Assisi Church and Monastery
- Ojcow National Park
- Jagiellonian University
- AGH University of Science and Technology
- Polish Aviation Museum
- M1 Shopping Center
- Historical Museum of Krakow
Best hotels in Krakow
Krakow is the second largest city in Poland and is also one of the oldest, dating back to the 7th Century A.D. In its long and varied history it has seen activity as a noted busy and bustling trading center as early as 965, to witnessing the horrors of nearby Auschwitz during World War II. Today the city is known as a center of learning and culture, home to Jagellionan University, one of the oldest in the world. Are you looking to enjoy this unique city? Then the first thing that should be on your list would be finding a hotel. Please be aware that Hotels.com has an extensive listing of many hotels all over the world, including plenty of Krakow Hotels. The potential guest of a hotel in this historic city will find that Hotels.com is an extremely easy and user-friendly platform. Beside each hotel, there is a numeric guest rating system which will help the traveler determine how good each hotel is. Hotels.com offers a very generous amount of interior photographs for each hotel in order to give each potential guest a picture of the room.
What's Krakow Like?
Krakow is a unique city with a large amount of historical artifacts to see and visit. First of all, many visitors would recommend a visit to the Wawel Cathedral, which is not only a monument of splendid architecture from the 1500's but also a mausoleum that houses many of Poland's most notable personalities. One of the notable examples would be that of St. Stanislav, an 11th-Century Bishop murdered by King Boleslav II, primarily because he was excommunicated and thought he was going to lose his power. Another landmark that is popular with tourists would be the Collegium Maius, which is the oldest building of the Jagiellonian University. Purchased in 1400, the building is renowned for its classical medieval architecture and in the fact that Nicolas Copernicus studied there as well. Some visitors enjoy visiting the building that once housed Oskar Schindler's factory, which was later turned into a museum. Most of the museum is devoted to Krakow during the war years and not to Mr. Schindler. One nearby and rather infamous attraction would be that of Auschwitz, which has several death walls and other areas. The site is largely preserved from this bleak period in history.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Krakow
Now that you have booked one of Hotels.com's Krakow Hotels, you will want to get out and tour the city and mingle with the locals. First of all, you should remember that like many other European cities, Krakow is not well set up for wheelchairs. Thus, if you have a wheelchair bound individual in your party, extra planning may be required. If you are dining out in Krakow or in other Polish towns, you need to be aware that saying "Thank You" to a waiter has a different connotation than it does in your home country. In Krakow, saying "thank you" to the waiting staff literally means that they are free to keep the change from the payment of your meal. Some visitors have reported that certain individuals will attempt to change money with you while you are in the street. Although it may seem like you are just lending them a helping hand, don't do it. Many of the bills that they will give you in return will be useless. Trust Hotels.com for all of your cultural information as well as for all of your Krakow Hotels.
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