Second only to Warsaw in terms of size and importance, Krakow is a beautiful city in southern Poland. Best known for its historical importance, it enjoys status as the nation’s leading tourist destination, welcoming millions of visitors each year. Krakow’s beautiful architecture, fascinating past and gorgeous scenery have earned it a spot on Europe’s list of must-visit cities. And with good reason; besides numerous tourist attractions appealing to every kind of traveler, the city boasts one of the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Europe and is home to some of the continent’s best bars and clubs.
Unlike Warsaw, Krakow escaped the Nazi occupation relatively unscathed. As such, many of the city’s best-known landmarks are original structures that have stood the test of time. While Krakow hasn’t been able to prevent an influx of western brands, it has managed to hold on to its character; logos of familiar global chains have been seamlessly integrated into the city’s medieval backdrop and somehow fit right in. Poland’s charming capital of culture is a city of many faces that will have you feeling at home and keep you entertained, wherever you’re from and whatever you’re into.