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Krakow


Krakow, Poland, a Historical place

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About Krakow

Kraków is the jewel in the crown of Poland's tourism industry and a formal capital of the country. It holds a position of great significance in the history of Poland. Kraków is also the second largest city here and dates back to as early as at least 7th century AD. Basking in all of its architectural glory, it sits on the foot of Carpathian Mountains. The main central city is heavily tourist catering and hence, exudes cultural diversity and modernism.

The outer parts of Karków however, make for the perfect destination to experience a typical Polish life. The city was once thriving with a large Jewish population until the Nazi invasion. Scars from that period are still prevalent in the form of the infamous Auschwitz and Płaszów concentration camps located in the vicinity of Kraków.

The city can be broadly divided into North, West, South and Centre parts with the Old town lying in the central portion of Kraków. The Old Town area consists of both the Old Kraków as well as Wawel Castle hill, both of which are now a part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Travellers with limited time in Kraków are best advised to stick to the old city as the most popular attractions are centred around this area. This royal old capital is dotted with beautiful pathways to experience the city on foot. The most famous attractions are its precious architectural marvels like the Wawel castle, the soaring churches and the illimitable Rynek Główny which is the largest market area in the whole of Europe. The scene gets livelier as the younger crowds take to the streets at night. The nightlife is enhanced by the presence of hundreds of bars and restaurants.

Local Culture - Kraków is contemplated to be the cultural capital of Poland for all the right reasons. The former European Capital of culture has more than 28 museums and many famous theatres along with the distinction of being home to one of the oldest universities in the world. The city itself is said to have been first lived in as early as 20,000 BC and hence has seen cultural dynamism over the centuries.

Dining - Bagel is the local favourite and staple of Kraków and is locally known as obwarzanek. Another speciality is oscypek, which is the cheese from Tatra Mountains. Zapiekanka is the most famous street food in Karków and is basically a large open-faced baguette with baked toppings.

Things To Keep In Mind - Although the public transportation facilities are excellent in Karków, it is not advisable to go by your own car to the central part of city. This should be looked into even while booking hotels in the central part of town. Parking facilities are scant and even the hotels in this part of the city don't offer parking facilities to their clients. This is due to old planning systems of the city.

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How much a typical Hotel in Krakow costs per night, considering the average prices ?

The typical Budget Hotel cost is in the range of 1118 CZK to 1954 CZK.

The typical 1 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 892 CZK to 1232 CZK.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 813 CZK to 1302 CZK.

If you plan to stay at a 4 Star Hotel, the cost is in the range of 1724 CZK to 2779 CZK.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 788 CZK to 1343 CZK.

However a 5 Star Hotel in Krakow, the per night room cost is in the range of 2917 CZK to 6402 CZK.

The typical 1 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 646 CZK to 895 CZK.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 1079 CZK to 1728 CZK.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 1166 CZK to 2008 CZK.

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  • Price Range of 0 Star Hotel

    Avg. CZK 1536
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  • Price Range of 1 Star Hotel

    Avg. CZK 1062
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    Avg. CZK 1062 for 1 Star Hotel

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    Avg. CZK 1058
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  • Price Range of 4 Star Hotel

    Avg. CZK 2252
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    Avg. CZK 4660
    for 5 Star Hotel

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    Avg. CZK 1404
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  • Nearest airport is Krakow, Poland (KRK-John Paul II - Balice)

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Hotels at Krakow


View Hotel Holiday-Inn-Krakow-City-CentreExterior
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8.8
Wielopole 4, Krakow

Property Location
A stay at Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre places you in the heart of Krakow, a 3-minute drive from Wawel Castle and 6.....

Starts at CZK 3616/night

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Radzikowskiego 109, Krakow

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With a stay at Crown Piast Hotel & Park in Krakow (Bronowice), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Wisla Stadium a.....

Starts at CZK 1529/night

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8.6
Slawkowska 5-7, Krakow

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With a stay at Grand Hotel in Krakow (Old Town), you'll be minutes from Amber Museum and Main Market Square. This 5.....

Starts at CZK 3910/night

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8.5
17, Straszewskiego Street, Krakow

Property Location
With a stay at Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow, you'll be centrally located in Krakow, within a 5-minute drive of Main Ma.....

Starts at CZK 4640/night

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9.7
Kanonicza 16, Krakow

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With a stay at Hotel Copernicus, you'll be centrally located in Krakow, within a 5-minute drive of Wawel Castle and .....

Starts at CZK 5075/night

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9.3
Szczepanska 5, Krakow

Property Location
With a stay at Hotel Stary in Krakow (Old Town), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Main Market Square and Cloth H.....

Starts at CZK 4646/night

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8.2
Rynek Glowny 42/ul. Swietego Jana 1, Krakow

Property Location
With a stay at Bonerowski Palace, you'll be centrally located in Krakow, within a 5-minute drive of Main Market Squa.....

Starts at CZK 6395/night

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Rating
8.9
Ul. Flisacka 3, Krakow

Property Location
With a stay at Niebieski Art Hotel & Spa, you'll be centrally located in Krakow, within a 10-minute drive of Main Ma.....

Starts at CZK 2924/night

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Rating
8.3
Armii Krajowej 11, Krakow

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When you stay at Novotel Krakow City West in Krakow, you'll be in the business district, within a 15-minute drive of.....

Starts at CZK 1997/night

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8.8
Mikolajska 20, Krakow

Property Location
With a stay at Amadeus Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Krakow, a 3-minute drive from Wawel Castle and 6 minute.....

Starts at CZK 2337/night

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