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three nights in Kraków

30 December, 2011

Rynek Główny in Kraków

On Monday morning, my mom, The Husband, & I took the train from Warsaw to Kraków and settled in at the apartment we rented for three nights.  For a little less than $45 USD a night, we enjoyed a cute studio space with separate sleeping loft and a convenient location – a five-minute walk to the Main Square in Old Town and a ten-minute walk to the train station.  I would stay here again if I return to Kraków, and would recommend it to others seeking comfortable, yet inexpensive lodging close to the heart of Poland’s second largest city.  The owners were friendly and welcoming, even if there was a slight language barrier, and we were easily able to get checked in and then set off to have lunch and explore the city.

keys to Apartment Ariadna.. the arrow marks the location of the apartment

We spent a good deal of time walking around the Old Town area, including an entire afternoon spent in and around Wawel Castle.  Because it is winter, a number of exhibits were closed, but at least we got to see parts of it.  My favorite thing about visiting Wawel Castle was the fire-breathing dragon sculpture at the base of the Castle, near the Wisła River.

Smok Wawelski, or the Wawel Dragon

NB: a fragment of the Wawel Castle (as well as fragments from many other famous buildings) was placed in the exterior wall of Chicago’s Tribune Tower.

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  1. The Mother permalink
    1 January, 2012 18:28

    It was delightful, indeed!

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