Sight Seeing Itinerary in Krakow




Krakow has a lot to show you when visiting, here are our favourite sight seeing attractions. The things listed below are mostly the classic tourist attractions (old buildings, churches etc). Check out our main Krakow Travel Itinerary page for more ideas (including more adrenaline inducing activities) for you!

The things to see are listed in the order, assuming you start in the main market square.

Start off in Floriańska Street

Florianska street (with St. Marys Church in the background)Floriańska Street (which starts at one corner of the main market square) is a tourist hotspot, but check it out! Walk all the way down it (away from the main square), and you will see the next item on the list:

St. Florian’s Gate

St Florians GateCheck out the area near St. Florian’s Gate. If the weather is nice you should see some unique paintings for sale next to it (see photo on left). See full details here

St. Mary’s Basilica and the Main Square

Main Square (and St. Marys Church) Now head back down Floriańska Street back to the main market square and check out the huge St. Mary’s Church. You can go inside, and also every hour (on the hour) a trumpet player can be heard and seen in one of the towers. See full details here

Go to the middle of the market square

Main Square (and St. Marys Church) Now head back down Floriańska Street back to the main market square and check out the huge St. Mary’s Church. You can go inside, and also every hour (on the hour) a trumpet player can be heard and seen in one of the towers. See full details here

Check out the Cloth Hall

Krakow City CenterIn the middle of the main square is the medieval cloth hall. Go in there, get some souvenirs! After you check that out you could grab a beer (get a Tyskie!) on one of the many restaurants with outdoors seating that line the main square. There is a cool museum you check check out under the cloth hall with lots of detail on the history of Krakow (see details on the Rynek Underground Museum here).

Walk down Grodzka Street and Check Out The Impressive Saints Peter and Paul Church

If you came out of Floriańska Street and walked straight past St. Marys Church (and past the Hard Rock Cafe) you would walk to Grodzka Street. As you walk down this street you will go past the Saints Peter and Paul Church, which was build between 1597-1619. In terms of seating capacity it is the largest of the historic churches in Krakow.

Carry on walking down Grodzka Street and check out the castle

Krakow Wawel CastleWhen you get to the end of Grodzka Street (it might take a few minutes) you will eventually get see the Wawel Castle. Go to it and see it. You can also see the Wawel Cathedral (it is inside the castle grounds). Entering the castle is free, but you have to pay for the cathedral.