KRAKOW #1

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As my head is literally about to explode, I’ve decided to take a break from studying and share some impressions from Kraków with you. Kraków, which - despite Warsow being Poland’s capital is considered the country’s most important city when it comes to culture & economy - had been on my bucket list for quite a while, so this summer my mom and I finally went there and had a lovely time exploring the city’s history and many attractions. During our 4-day-stay we spent 3 days in the city itself and 1 day discovering Wieliczka (a famous salt mine - one of the world’s oldest still operated - that is situated south of Kraków and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage) and the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

We stayed at the hotel Maksymilian, which I absolutely recommend considering the close distance to the old town and the spacious, quiet rooms (despite being located in the heart of the city). Kraków absolutely blew my mind (probably because I didn’t have any particular expectations before) and is - more than any other European city I’ve visited so far - full of stylish, vibrant and individual cafés, bars and restaurants, a great number of them to be found in Kazimierz, the old Jewish district that is nowadays considered as one of the city’s go-to areas.