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Strolling In Krakow

After days of bouncing between various cities, it was time to slow things down a bit. Two weeks in Krakow was exactly what we needed. We rented the perfect Airbnb! Our place was about a 10-minute walk to the main square, the grocery store and a green market just around the corner, and minutes from Vistula river with its romantic riverside walk and view of the gorgeous castle.

The river drew us out almost daily for leisurely walks.

Kasm watching the beautiful and elegant swans

 

Dark industrial building hovers over a classical one along the Vistula river

 

Acrobats on the Father Bernatek’s Bridge

And there was the Planty! One of the largest city parks in Krakow that encircles the old town. It was one of our favorite places to stroll and Kasm certainly enjoyed riding his scooter along this path 🙂

 

Walking along the river, it’s hard to resist the pull of the Wawel castle and we finally spent a day exploring this Unesco site.

Interior Courtyard, Wawel Castle

 

A memorial to a Jewish family that lived in the house for nearly 300 years! Did you know Schindler’s list was partly filmed in Kazimierz, the Jewish district of Krakow?

Remembrance Mural

The most charming part of the city is the old square. We would somehow always end up here during our outings.

There are many parks and green spaces in Krakow and we did venture out further.

Kosciuszko Mound

We always manage to find a bookstore wherever we are. Massolit Books & Cafe is well worth a visit if you are in Krakow.

Oh did I mention we went to a football (soccer) match in Krakow? Personally, I don’t know anything about the game. I love watching Kasm play and that’s about it! The stadium was just a 5-minute walk from our apartment and we thought, why not!

Some random photos around town.

Away from the tourists, another look at Krakow

 

Advertisement looking down on a passer-by. What do you see?

 

Dominican church

 

 

We don’t hear a lot about Krakow but I can tell you we very much enjoyed it. Charming, good hearty food, wonderful places to walk and plenty of history. It was a bright spot on our already well-lit trip.

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3 Comments

  • Reply Linda Wang May 19, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Beautiful buildings! Does the Kosciuszko Mound really open into a mound?

    • Baharak Ghorbani
      Reply Baharak Ghorbani May 20, 2017 at 3:35 am

      No 🙂 , Picture is rather deceiving. The building is in-front of the mound which is manmade to commemorate the Polish national leader Tadeusz Kościuszko.

  • Reply MARLENE GREENE May 19, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Absolutely a wonderful journey as a family, filled with so many memories only you three will know. Have a fantastic remainder of your journey.

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