Krakow Self-Guided Mobile Walking Tour
What to expect
- It is an outdoor activity that combines walking and learning!
- Explore the city at your own pace.
- Learn fascinating facts and stories about the city and its attractions.
- Let the route reveal hidden gems and places.
- Have the best walk of the city and visit 10 of its most important attractions.
- Stop to snap pictures as you go.
- Start or pause the tour whenever you want. See the city at your own pace.
- This is our route recommendation in a walkable distance!
- Mobile app and login credentials
- Self guided tour
- Walking time : 47 mins
- Walking distance : 3.8km
- Supported languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Dutch
- Museum admission fees: Visits to museums and other attractions do not require a ticket, as you will visit their outdoor areas. Admission is purely your choice.
Not suitable for…
- Wheelchair users
- People with mobility impairments
- Unaccompanied children
What to bring
- Weather-appropriate and comfortable clothing and shoes
- Charged smartphone
- Internet connection
What you need to know about Krakow Self-Guided Mobile Walking Tour?
- No one will be waiting for you anywhere, it’s just you and your smartphones!
- You can start the tour anytime, any day, every day! You can even pause your tour and resume later or any other day within a year !
- You can use one language per serial number. If your group is multilingual, you will need to buy more than once if you need more languages.
- There is no time limit for the tour. You can complete it at any time at your own pace.
- You will be reading and not listening to the information.
- The tour can continue on the same day or another day if it is interrupted.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Krakow Self-Guided Mobile Walking Tour
Starting location: Town Hall
Ending location: Smok Wawelski
You will visit:
The Cloth Hall
St. Mary’s Basilica
St. Florian’s Gate
Saints Peter and Paul Church
Wawel Royal Castle
Smok Wawelski and more…
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Embark on a captivating journey through the historic streets of Krakow, a city that seamlessly blends centuries-old charm with vibrant culture. This self-guided walking tour invites you to explore ten iconic locations, each weaving a tale of Krakow’s rich history and architectural splendor. Let’s delve into the magic that awaits in this Polish gem.
1. Town Hall: A Glimpse into Krakow’s Civic Past
Begin your day at the Town Hall, a symbol of Krakow’s civic history. Although the original structure no longer stands, the site is a testament to the city’s medieval roots and the evolving nature of its public spaces.
2. The Cloth Hall: Marketplace Marvel in Krakow’s Main Square
Wander through the bustling Main Square to The Cloth Hall, a historic marketplace that has been the heart of trade and commerce since the Renaissance. Marvel at its Gothic architecture and explore the stalls offering traditional Polish crafts.
3. St. Mary’s Basilica: Gothic Splendor and the Trumpet Call
Gaze upon the towering St. Mary’s Basilica, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Catch the hourly trumpet call from the church tower, a tradition dating back to medieval times, and venture inside to witness its breathtaking interior.
4. St. Florian’s Gate: Preserving Krakow’s Medieval Fortifications
Pass through St. Florian’s Gate, a meticulously preserved remnant of Krakow’s medieval fortifications. This gate once served as a crucial entrance point to the city and offers a glimpse into its defensive past.
5. Kraków Barbican: A Fortress in the Heart of the City
Explore the Kraków Barbican, a formidable fortress that once formed a part of the city’s defensive walls. This medieval marvel provides insight into Krakow’s strategic importance and offers panoramic views of its surroundings.
6. Plac Szczepański: A Tranquil Square Amidst Urban Elegance
Discover Plac Szczepański, a serene square that contrasts with the bustling Main Square. Lined with charming cafes and surrounded by elegant architecture, it offers a peaceful interlude during your walking tour.
7. Saints Peter and Paul Church: Baroque Beauty in Krakow
Visit Saints Peter and Paul Church, a Baroque masterpiece that stands as a testament to Krakow’s religious heritage. Admire the opulent interior adorned with splendid frescoes and intricate ornamentation.
8. Wawel Cathedral: Spiritual Center of Polish Kings
Ascend Wawel Hill to explore Wawel Cathedral, the spiritual center of Polish kings. Delve into its chapels, crypts, and royal tombs, uncovering the spiritual and historical significance woven into its walls.
9. Wawel Royal Castle: Architectural Opulence on Wawel Hill
Adjacent to the cathedral, Wawel Royal Castle beckons with its architectural opulence. Roam through the state rooms, visit the Dragon’s Den, and absorb the grandeur that surrounds you.
10. Smok Wawelski: The Legendary Wawel Dragon
Conclude your day at the foot of Wawel Hill, where the legendary Smok Wawelski, the Wawel Dragon, stands as a symbol of Krakow. This fire-breathing dragon statue delights visitors, especially the young ones, with periodic bursts of fire.
As you conclude your self-guided walking tour through Krakow, you’ve traversed a city that whispers tales of kings, merchants, and mythical creatures. From the bustling Main Square to the quiet elegance of Plac Szczepański, Krakow’s timeless charms will linger in your memory. Depart with a newfound appreciation for this Polish jewel, knowing that the echoes of its history and the warmth of its culture will beckon you to return and explore even more of its enchanting wonders.