Collected by Danuta
Wawel 5, 31-001 Kraków, Poland
My girlfriends and I were traveling through Eastern Europe during our Peace Corps stint and heard that one of the 7 Chakras was in Wawel Castle in Krakow, Poland. We were also told that guides in the castle wouldn't tell us where it would be so we...
pl. Wszystkich Świętych 5, 31-004 Kraków, Poland
The interior of this church is stunning, the exact opposite of what you’d be led to believe if you simply glanced at the simple brick exterior. The interior features art nouveau inspired designs of flowers, geometric shapes, and interesting floral...
Estery 5, 31-056 Kraków, Poland
Krakow loves its music. Shows at Alchemia are generally more mellow—jazz and folk are staples—but you are in Europe; check the lineup if you’re allergic to techno. The bar doesn’t close until 4 a.m., so feel free to linger after the encore. This...
Sienna 12, 31-041 Kraków, Poland
A five-minute walk from the main market square and you’re at Kogel Mogel, a cozy, velvet-curtained spot for traditional Polish cuisine. On the cheeky menu, printed to look like a Communist newspaper, watch out for the pierogies and the house...
Szeroka 1, 31-052 Kraków, Poland
The walls of Dawno Temu Na Kazimierzu are lined with accordions, mannequins, and miscellany in a nod to Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter where it stands. Absolutely everyone, the elderly women included, will be taking shots of Zubrowka, a...
Grodzka 43, 30-962 Kraków, Poland
You can translate bar mleczny as “milk bar,” but the name is misleading. These Communist-era canteens (we recommend the aptly named Bar Mleczny in Old Town) recall Poland’s shortage economy in the 1950s, when the government subsidized meals for...
Miodowa 16, Kraków, Poland
Kazimierz extraordinarily preserves what was once a thriving Jewish community. Painted jewish art on street building, synagogues, and an entire strip dedicated to judaic home style cooking allow this part of the city to actively relive its past....
Grzybowska 79, 00-844 Warszawa, Poland
Through approximately 1,500 photographs, films and sound recordings, visitors learn about the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, which was crushed by the Nazis and led to the deaths of nearly two hundred thousand Poles and the destruction of most of the city....
Henryka Sienkiewicza 6, 00-013 Warszawa, Poland
With a vibrant interior painted its namesake colors, Cafe Bar Lemon is a bright, welcoming place where you can sip cocktails late into the night. Located above a busy nightclub, the café is open 24 hours. Come for pre-clubbing drinks and return...
The Tatra Mountains are awe-inspiring and full of opportunities for adventure! Trails, cliffs, valleys, lakes...so much to explore. This rainy summer day in Poland showed me spectacular views of the cloudy valleys before the gleaming afternoon...
Nowogrodzka 22, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
This cozy pub in the center of Warsaw has comfy banquettes and a wide selection of beers on tap, with an emphasis on those from craft breweries. The bar also offers mixed drinks and wine in addition to a generous early evening happy hour.
Łazienki Królewskie, al. Ujazdowskie, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
Chopin concerts are a summer tradition at Royal Lazienki Park in Warsaw. Great pianists have performed beneath the Polish composer's monument every year since 1953 (Christina Biørkøe is featured in the photo). The performances run from May through...
plac Zamkowy 1/13, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
Castel was the official residence of the Polish monarchs. After the devastation done by Nazis during the Warsaw Uprising, the Castle was rebuilt and reconstructed. The Communist authorities delayed making a decision on whether to rebuild the...
After a full day of exploring Warsaw on foot, I decided to take a moment to unwind in Saxon Gardens. To enjoy being in the moment with the locals and travelers alike, as the sun highlighted the scene. The day was then topped off with a Chopin...
plac Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego 1-3, 00-078 Warszawa, Poland
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw is a memorial to all war victims, near the old town center and many other sites including the synagogue and Jewish Theater. Also close to Klub Klezmer (music!) and kosher deli food...
01-999 Warsaw, Poland
The area of today's Royal Łazienki Gardens equals to 76ha. The Palace on the Isle constructed in 1689 is only one of many old buildings in the park. http://www.lazienki-krolewskie.pl/en,site.html http://www.lazienki-krolewskie.pl/en,Gardens.html...
Próżna, Warszawa, Poland
Prozna street has a tragic history. Most of the Ghetto buildings were totally destroyed. Only a few of them are left. Prozna street is unique because this is the only street in the historic Jewish part of Warsaw where tenement buildings have been...
Krakowskie Przedmieście 48/50, 00-071 Warszawa, Poland
Located on the main road to get to the Old Town, this palace has seen a lot of history, noteably the signing of the Warsaw Pact in 1955. Since 1994 it has served as the official home of the Polish president. Current president Bronisław Komorowski...
plac Zamkowy 4, 00-277 Warszawa, Poland
Built in the 15th century. In 1596 when the capital was moved to Warsaw from Krakow the castle served as seat of the king and the government. It was destroyed completely during World War II. The decision to rebuild Castle Square was taken in 1971....
Długa 22, 00-263 Warszawa, Poland
The Warsaw Uprising is an exceptional chapter in the city’s history - one that is both heroic and tragic. The monument commemorates the thousands of heroes of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising who gave their lives for their homeland, having fought against...
01-999 Warsaw, Poland
Łazienki Królewskie is a Palace-Garden complex the most beautiful planned area in Warsaw. 76 hectares of nature, right in the city center. Łazienki performs a variety of functions: it is a museum, a place of cultural, scientific and entertainment...
Pańska 57, 00-830 Warszawa, Poland
A popular place in central Warsaw for both lunch and dinner, Restro is lauded for its fresh ingredients and attention to detail. It's hard to go wrong with any of the pizzas, pastas, or salads—and they're known for their Italian wines.
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