Kazimierz, Old Town – sightseeing, Krakow accommodation, food

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Right next to each other are two historical centres: Kazimierz and Old Town. Formerly separate towns, from the end of XVIII century combined into one. To get the best experience of the city centre, you should find a hostel nearby. By that you will save a lot of time. Once you have a hostel in the Old Town, you have nothing to worry about. As you leave the bus or train head to the city centre. If you have a heavy luggage you can take a taxi or a tram from the nearest tram stop. Check in the hostel, leave the baggage, it’s time to begin the tour!

Old town – what can we find?

Crowds of people – during sunny months, people of every race, nation and religion come to visit Krakow. It shows how unique this place is.

Starting from the Main Square, you may find:

  • Churches – from roman church of St. Wojciech though gothic St. Mary’s Basilica, a baroque church of Pijar monastery to Francis monastery church with secession ornaments
  • Florian’s Gate – a tower from old fortifications
  • Museums – underground Museum of Krakow or Princesses Czartoryski’s museum
  • Street artists – they are part and parcel of the Main Square’s life. During summer, it’s impossible to miss them
  • The Cloth Hall – a place where you can buy souvenirs
  • Cafes and restaurants – of any cuisine, type or taste. Among them you may find the fameous “Cellar under the Rams” with its’ cabaret
  • Barbican – impressive example of fortified outpost

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Kaziemierz – what’s in here?

Kazimierz has it’s own specific atmosphere. For many years the town was developing on its own which is noticeable in the character of the place. There are many buildings that were left after the Jews society:

  • Mykwa – bath house which was used by the Jews to do ritual cleansing
  • Synagogues – most of which are no longer operating. The Old Synagogue is used for an exhibition about Jewish culture
  • Cemetery – called “The Remuh Cemetery”. One of the oldest of it’s type on the continent.
  • Churches – mostly gothic – St. Catherine and Corpus Christi Basillica
  • Cafes and restaurants – the most famous one “U Fryzjera” with Jewish cuisine

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Food and Accommodation

Old Town and Kazimierz are filled with restaurants and cafes. You can find all types of cuisines: Jewish, Polish, Hungarian and so one. If you travel with a group our workers in Draggo Hostel will help you make a reservation. But, also, they will be happy to make a reservation for any tickets you wish, either to museum, theatre or any culture centre you wish.

Draggo Krakow Hostel is located in the Old Town by Gołębia street. It is the centre of Krakow, to be more specific, it’s south part, near Kazimierz. That means you can walk to the Jewish quarter within 20 minutes. You may, also, easily access mobile tour guides that will drive you around the town. More information You can find here: