Top 4 Krakow Things to Do for Budget Travelers

Served as the capital city of Poland until the Middle Ages, Krakow is where a lot of historical events took place in the country.

This is the home of the infamous Schindler's factory, and the cobbled street in the Old Town is now recognized as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. If you're planning to visit Warsaw and Wroclaw as a part of your trip to Poland, I'd definitely recommend going south to Krakow to make the most of your travel!

There are so many Krakow things to do for budget travelers, as you can easily find some affordable activities to explore this beautiful city in Poland. 

Looking for Krakow best places to visit on a budget? Deeptha and Bhavin from The Globe Trotter are now going to share some insights on what to do in Krakow, Poland!

What to Do in Krakow, Poland

Krakow is an incredibly beautiful Polish city. It is a city that has managed to survive the WWII bombing and hold on to its old world charm.

Krakow's Old Town and Jewish Quarters were designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites way back in 1978. And even today thousands of visitors make their way to the city to experience its well-preserved historic and architectural monuments.

With the Old Town Krakow being one of the most popular places to visit in the city, the city is also the best starting point for some other Poland destinations.

You can easily join a day tour from Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau. And for those who love nature, Zakopane is only two hours away by car from the city. 


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The local currency in Poland is the Polish złoty (PLN). And there are a lot of things you can do in this Polish city! 

1. Enjoy Traditional Polish Dishes in a Polish Milk Bar

The Polish Milk Bars, or ‘bar mleczny‘ as they are referred to in the Polish language were first opened in the 1890s and aimed to serve relatively cheap and nourishing food (mostly dairy-based) to the working class.

Even today, these milk bars offer low-priced and super tasty menus. Prices range from 2.5 PLN to 12 PLN, which means you can enjoy a variety of filling dishes for $10 USD or less.

2. Visit Krakow's Museums

Krakow has a number of museums, and you will get you entry in many of them with some amount to spare.

Prices for an adult ticket are as follow:

3. Enjoy Polish Sweet Treats

polish bakery in krakow
Polish bakery.

Visit one of the many bakeries in the city and savor some of the yummiest sweet treats from Polish cuisine.

One serving of Kremowka budyniowa will cost you only 5.5 PLN as will a slice of the Wzi pastry.

4. Visit Krakow's Bars and Pubs

The city is famous for its beers and vodkas, so don't forget to head to one of the many drinking holes and enjoy some local drinks.

You could try the Grzaniec Galicyjski (a mulled wine with orange, raisins etc.) for 9 PLN or a local cider for 10 PLN. Alternatively, you can also opt for the city's pub crawl tours to make the most of your nightlife in Krakow!

polish beer in krakow
Hot Beer in Krakow.

Contributor: Deeptha from The Globe Trotter

Deeptha is a travel lover based in the UK. Along with her husband, Bhavin, she loves to explore new places. Her blog, The Globe Trotter, is not just about the places they visit, but also about discovering themselves. 

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