One of my New Year’s resolutions was to travel more this year. So, when my friends from my dance class (swing) asked me whether I want to join them in Krakow for a dance festival (Krak the Shag), I didn’t think twice! What is better than a long weekend full of workshop and parties and a chance to visit a beautiful city?
Stare Miasto is the old city. As the weather was good when I visited Krakow, I was able to walk around and get a real feel of the city. I started my day (twice) by having breakfast and coffee at Charlotte. They are making their own jams and chocolates so definitely give these a try. You can also buy some to bring back home.
Walk around the Cloth Hall and the central square. During my visit, there was this festival going on and the square was filled with food trucks and little shopping stalls. Was amazing! Take a look at the St. Mary’s Basilica, visit the Wawel Royal Castle and the St. Florian’s Gate. Walk along side the Vistula River and if you are interested in Stained Glass, visit the Stained-Glass Museum where you can learn more about the process.
Kazimierz is the Former Jewish District and a bohemian upcoming neighborhood. You can visit the synagogues, like the Old and the Popper Synagogue. If you want to do some shopping, pass by the Asortyment Shop, where you can buy ceramics. There are plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants in the area but I decided to walk back to the city center and grab a bite there.