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10 Krakow Instagram Accounts That You Need To Be Following



The very best Krakow instagram accounts you should be following in 2019.

1. Krakow City Guide

The provider or some great guides to Krakow, Krakow City Guide isn’t a feature account but instead share stunning photos that they’ve taken themselves.

2. Discover Krakow

One of the biggest feature accounts in Krakow, Discover Krakow regularly share some of the best shots from Krakow’s instagram scene. Use #DiscoverKrakow to be featured.

3. Igers Krakow

Death, taxes and an IGERS account in any great city. The 3 things that are always constant. Igers Krakow is a fantastic feature account and you can be featured by using #igerskrakow.

4. Story of Cracow

Covers sightseeing, food and things to do.


Jan Ulicki is a fantastic landscape & cityscape photogapher. His photos are fantastic and regularly feature drone shots from above in Krakow.

6. Krakow Experience

Although not active recently, Krakow Experience has a huge array of photos they’ve shared their really capture the beauty of Krakow. Use #krakowexperience for a chance to be featured (if they start posting again).

7. adrian.kukla

Armed with his drone, Adrian takes stunning shots of Krakow. Like this fantastic one of St Mary’s Basilica.

8. Street Art Krakow

Krakow street art is one of our favourite things about this city, and this brilliant account captures much of the scene. You can use #streetartkrakow to be featured.

9. Krakowfoodie_mealczanowska

The person behind Krakow Foodie shares mouthwatering photos of Krakow’s food scene.

10. Food4Krakow

One of the best food feature accounts in Krakow, quite regularly leaving your mouth watering. You can use #food4krakow to be featured.

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Sam Gillies, the founder and editor of Best of Krakow. Purveyor of Krakow posts, lists, stories, videos and photos. Having spent various summers in Krakow taking tourists around, Sam spends his time in between Bristol in the UK and his favourite city, Krakow.

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16 Unusual Facts about Krakow



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These facts about Krakow may just surprise you

1. Schindler’s List was filmed in Kazimierz.

2. A trumpet plays his trumpet four times each hour from the top of St. Mary’s Basilica.

The trumpet always finishes earlier, as it pays homage to the moment in 1240 when a trumpeter warning the city about an attack was killed by an arrow.

 3. There’s a shit load of pigeons in the market square

And not just that, they’re supposedly meant to be enchanted soldiers of a Duke from the 13th century.

4. Krakow’s university is the 2nd oldest in central Europe. It was founded in 1364

5. 200,000 out of 760,000 people in Krakow are students.

6. Which probably explains why 60% of Krakow’s population is younger than 45

7. A lake formed in nearby Zakrzowek in 1991 in an old quarry after the quarry was dug too deep and water was struck

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8. Krakow was the capital of the Nazi ruled Central Government

9. There’s a massive head sculpture in the market square. It represents the head of the love god, Eros Bendato

10. The old town became a designated world heritage site in 1978 by UNESCO

11. In the market square on the wall of the cloth hall, there is a knife that is hanging from a rope

Apparently it’s the knife that a man used to kill his own brother after he built a tower that dwarfed his own. Fair enough…

12. Krakow’s market square is the largest in Europe

And it probably has more pigeons than any other as well…

13. The market square of Krakow was voted the world’s most beautiful square in 2013 by Lonely Planet

14. From 1038 to 1596, Krakow was the capital of Poland.

15. Pope John Paul II used to be the archbishop of Krakow.

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16. In 2000, the European Union named Krakow the official European Capital of Culture

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8 Fantastic Krakow Beer Gardens



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The best places to drink in a pub garden in Krakow

When it isn’t bone-chillingly cold in Krakow then one of the best things to do is find a good beer garden and enjoy the sun with your tipple of choice.

Here are 8 of the best Krakow beer gardens for you to enjoy.

1. Mleczarnia

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No Krakow beer garden list would be complete without Mleczarnia being at the top of it. An absolutely stunning garden with a wide selection of beers.

Mleczarnia address: Rabina, Beera Meiselsa 20, 31-058 Kraków

2. KLUB Re

Both a cellar bar and an awesome tree filled beer garden. KLUB Re is a unique place and one of the best beer gardens in Krakow.

KLUB RE address: Świętego Krzyża 4, 31-027 Kraków

3. FORUM Przestrzenie

Forum Przestrzenie replaced the awful Forum Hotel and has quickly become a Krakow favourite. It’s well and truly a hipster palace reminiscent of Berlin’s outside spaces, but that isn’t a bad thing.

You’ll find good food, great beer and a host of deck chairs outside as you overlook Krakow’s river.

Forum address: Marii Konopnickiej 28, 30-302 Kraków

4. Tyanto

A former tobacco factory that has now turned into a fantastic industrial night hub. Tytano symbolises much of the fantastic new development of Krakow. You’ll find a collection of different bars here and a garden to use in each.

Tytano address: Dolnych Młynów 10, 33-332 Kraków

5. Rynek

Strictly speaking this isn’t a particular bar, but if you’re looking for a beer garden in Krakow then the Rynek square is one of the best places to go. Warning; likely to be filled with a lot of English stag groups and probably be a bit over priced.

Rynek address: Rynek Glowny Central Square, Krakow

6. SPACE Craft Pub

There’s a huge variety of beers at SPACE Craft Pub, and it features some fantastic craft selections as well. The beer garden itself is full of shrubbery and a great outside spot in Krakow.

SPACE Craft Pub address: Bracka 3, 31-005 Kraków, Poland

7. Eszeweria

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This cute place in Kazimierz is relatively quiet and quaint but is absolutely one to pop into for a drink. Probably best to stick to the vibe here and have a gin or a wine, you don’t want to declass this joint with a pint of fosters.

Eszeweria address: Józefa 9, 33-332 Kraków

8. Buddha Drink & Garden

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Found near the main square, the Budda Bar has become one of the top bars in Krakow. Filled with golden buddhas and candles, this place has a fantastic garden with a wide selection of cocktails available.

Buddha Bar & Garden address: Rynek Główny 6, 30-001 Kraków

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6 Amazing Rooftop Bars In Krakow



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There’s nothing better than having a drink in a rooftop bar in Krakow. Here are 6 places where you can have an alcoholic drink and kick back and look at the stunning city of Krakow.

1. Vidok

On the corner of the river, it gives you a fantastic view of the castle and both directions of the river.

2. METRUM Restobistro

This cafe ontop of the music academy gives you a cracking view of Krakow. It’s open until 8pm.

3. Hotel Pod Wawelem

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Another place found on the river with great views of the castle.

4. Sky Bar

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Enjoying Krakow from above.

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You’ll find this place on Szczepanska Str. If you ride the lift up to the top floor of Stary Hotel, you’ll find this amazing view where you can enjoy a cocktail above Krakow.

5. U Ziyada

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U Zikaya is a bar and restaurant that gives an absolutely stunning view of the Vistula River.

6. Zielone Tarasy

Zielone Tarasy is an amazing rooftop bar where you can have food, wine and amazing cocktails.

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