Kraków is a visual riot. A whimsical world of turrets and spires, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped back in time. But there are no cobwebs on Poland’s second city – around every corner lies a lunch spot or bar that would be just as at home in Scandi-cool Copenhagen or the edgier corners of London (at a fraction of the cost – score). Here’s what to wear, where to stay and what to do...
STYLISH CITY: KRAKÓW
By Annie Jenner-Green, 18 November 2018
When it comes to key places to check out, your first stop should be Rynek Głøwny, Krakow’s colourful main square. There’s a massive Christmas market here from the end of November onwards to get you in the festive spirit. Feeling the cold? Make your way to a stall selling Grzane Piwo, delicious Polish ‘hot beer’ made with cinnamon or raspberry syrup.
If Rynek is the town’s oldest social spot, Tytano is its newest. An old tobacco factory transformed into a 'city within a city', Tytano is a cluster of innovative venues where the city’s cool kids come to hang out. From cocktail bars to nightclubs, artist's showrooms and even a tattoo parlour, you could easily lose a whole night here. Start by eating decadent deli sandwiches at Meat and Co before drinks at Weźże Krafta, a 30-tap craft beer pub.