Poland’s Next Oldest City Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

By   November 25, 2019

The 2nd largest city in Poland is Krakow, as well as one of the oldest. Sitting on the Vistula River, the Lesser Poland region city dates to the seventh century and until 1596, it was Poland’s official capital. The city is a leader in academic, artistic, cultural, and economics.

What was once a Stone Age settlement, starting off as a hamlet located on Wawell Hill, Krakow is now the country’s second most important city. Even in its beginnings, Krakow was a busy trading center for Central Europe. In 1918, the city saw new cultural venues and universities as the Second Polish Republic emerged.

With a population over 700,000 and 8 million of them living within 62-mileradius of the main square. It is from there that you’ll find many Krakow hotels waiting to provide you the comfort you deserve while on a vacation.

Venetian House Market Square Aparthotel

A 4-star apartment that has a restaurant and is connected to a shopping center, while sitting in a 16th Century renovated town house. Here, you will enjoy some of the most spectacular views of all the Krakow Hotels. The rental apartments overlook the main market square, close to shopping that is unique to Krakow. By being right on the market square, you will always be near the attraction and cultural of the city.

The apartment building has historic architecture while the apartments are update with air conditioning, broadband WiFi, and Internet TV. A kitchen in each apartment with comforts of home surround you, making this a home away from home.

Bonerowski Palace

Each morning, guests of the Bonerowski Palace have a buffet breakfast waiting for them. This is a historic tenement with apartments and rooms that are spacious and equipped with a flat-screen television. Kraków’s Main Market Square and Kraków Główny Railway Station are locate close by, where you can dine, shop, and see the sites.

Here, you’ll enjoy fresh fish and steak at the Bonerowska Gourmet Steak & Fish Restaurant. Relax in the bar with cocktails and wine in the outdoor garden. Or spend your evening in the historic Royal Hall where piano concerts are held.

Hotel Stary

If being above Market Square isn’t your idea, another of the Krakow hotels is the Hotel Stary. It is located around the corner and has a mix of ancient yesterday with today’s modern, in a 14th century building. The 78 rooms have all been renovated to bring the comforts of today with comfortable leather furnishings and floors of polished parquet with marble bathrooms.

Metropolitan Boutique Hotel

Here, you’ll be between Kazimierz old Jewish quarter and Old Town in a 19th-century townhouse, renovated to give guests the comforts of home. All 51 rooms are decorated in soft, neutral tones with overstuffed furniture. There is live piano music 4 nights a week while you dine at the Fab Fusion restaurant where you’ll enjoy Polish dishes as well as Asian and pan-European.

Overall

The colorful streets, large market square, historic sites, and an abundance of restaurants that are amazing and budget friendly. These are just part of what makes Krakow a vacation destination.