If you are looking for an interesting long weekend away, then a long weekend in Cracow could be the best option. Long weekend in Cracow is more popular than ever before, enabling you to visit and enjoy the city – yet keep your costs lower than on a week-long break.
This picturesque and historical city are situated on the Vistula River and is home to some of Poland’s most important culture, and housed within the many galleries and museums. The architecture is breathtaking, and there are many buildings which sympathetically combine the old with the new, and they are sight to behold.
Steeped in legend and heritage, Cracow is a city where old lives happily alongside new, and ancient churches, modern bars and clubs. A place of great restaurants, splendid open air coffee houses and outdoor terraces, cafe culture is alive and very well indeed. Nightlife is buzzing with pubs and clubs littering every narrow artery in the city. To make your long weekend even more cultured, Cracow is home to renowned theaters like the Slowacki where many acclaimed companies perform.
The oldest university in Poland is located in Cracow, the Jagiellonian University, and due to the 10,000 students which study here it is a very lively city with an impressive night life. The main market square in the heart of the city is Rynek Glowny, and offers fantastic shopping opportunities for tourists who feel the need for some shopping therapy.
The Planty is a particularly popular green park space that completely surrounds the city and replaced the old city wall. This greenery adds an air of peace and tranquility to Cracow, and is just one of the components that go into making this a great long weekend destination. And with snowy winters and mild weather the rest of the year, Cracow breaks are the perfect escape whatever the time of year.
When you visit Cracow, you will feel the energy, the atmosphere and the flavor of this medieval yet thoroughly modern city. It is an ideal for a long weekend break, without the tourist hoards and high prices. Be dazzled by its art and architecture, from baroque to Art Nouveau, Renaissance to Gothic, and by the sheer spectacle of the city.