Greeting from one of my favorite cities in Poland.
I had the pleasure to celebrate NYE and the start of a new decade in this stunning city. This is my second winter spent in Krakow and walking around always gives me chills because it amazes me how much history still lives in the alleys and the streets.
Three years ago, when my cousin studied and lived there, I spent about two weeks visiting and experiencing the local bars, cafes, Wawel Royal Castle, Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Kazimierz (the Jewish square), Kosciuszko Mound, and the nightlife. Those are just a few of many things that are a must-see when in Krakow. There is also an underground museum under the Market Square that many people don't know about, if you're into that.
If you're wondering what that tall gorgeous brick building is in the photos below it's called Kosciol pw. Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Marii Panny (Saint Mary's Church). What's cool about that church is that every hour a trumpeter comes out and plays Hejnal Marjacki (St. Mary's Trumpet Call) out of different windows toward different parts of the world. It's a beautiful traditional Polish anthem of Krakow.
During the winter season, all over the Old Town there are huts that serve traditional warm meals and freshly baked goods that you can't miss. From my experience, grzaniec (mulled wine) is definitely a must! The horse carriages add that much more magic to the city's charm.
After you've seen the Old Town there is a 5-8 minute walk through the alleys straight to the Wawel Castle where kings and queens of Poland lived. Today, Wawel serves as a museum. There are a few gems on the perimeter of the castle, but maybe more on those after my next visit!
There is much much more to show and tell but here are a few photos below that I got from the second and sunny day of 2020! Enjoy :)
Photographed with Canon 5D Mark IV