10 Best Places in Cracow 2006

The stones have been cast, the votes have been counted, the public have spoken - and been heard - and our expert panel of staff have lent credibility to democratic opinion. Yes it has been a long process, with much deliberation, but Cracow Life is finally ready to reveal - in the categories of Eat, Sleep, Drink, Shop and Culture - our Ten Best Places in Cracow awards for 2006.

What is the inspiration behind these accolades? The answer is simply: to reward excellence. Excellent products, excellent service and excellent ideas. As a barometer of all that goes on in the city, we at Cracow-life.com feel it's our responsibility to point our readers in the direction of the very best Krakow has to offer. In other words to point people towards those places which time and time again have offered superb experiences to everyone that has eaten, slept, drank and shopped at them. With our Ten Best recommendations we are giving visible recognition to those businesses. Just look out for our bright green and white stickers saying 'Best Place 2006' and you know you've found one!

This system of merit not only helps tourists and locals to find the best places in town, but Cracow Life hopes that by rewarding excellence we will also encourage excellence. Because as 2007 continues we'll be reading all the reviews placed on Cracow-life.com to ensure that this time next year we are once again in a position to tell our readers the very best places to go in Cracow...

Don't forget then to exercise your vote and place a review on Cracow Life. Simply search by the relevant category and then press the review button at the bottom of the page to add your comments.

Remember too, that at any place bearing a Ten Best Places in Cracow sticker is also a hotspot where you can pick up one of our free maps to the city.


And the winners are...

Ten Best Places to Eat

Aqua e Vino (1)
Cherubino (2)
Corleone (3)
Horai (4)
Leonardo (5)
Pod Aniolami (6)
Pod Krzyzykiem (7)
Szabla i Szklanka (8)
Szara (9)
Wierzynek (10)

Ten Best Places to Sleep

Copernicus (11)
Florian (12)
Globtroter (13)
Grodek
Maltanski
Pod Roza (14)
Pollera (15)
Polski
Saski (16)
Wentzl (17)

Ten Best Places to Drink

Alchemia
Art Club Cieplarnia (18)
Caryca (19)
Cien (20)
Golebia 3 (21)
Kitsch (19)
Le Scandale (22)
Nic Nowego (23)
Prozak (24)
Rdza (25)
Singer (26)

Ten Best Places to Shop

Boruni (27)
Empik (28)
Este Gallery of Curiosities (29)
High Fidelity Records
Lulu Living
Massolit Books
Miejsce (The Place)
Naturalny Sklepik
Przetwornia
Punkt (30)

Ten Best Places for Culture

Bunkier Sztuki (31)
Ethnographic Museum
Folia Concept Club (32)
Groteska Theatre
Galicja Museum
Kino Kijow
Manggha Centre
National Museum
Philharmonic Hall
Space Gallery (33)

Comments

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Richard loweltone
Australia

Folia cocnept club suxx, really. Just a small basement club.

Reply Jan 22nd, 2011
editor
Poland

Thanks for reading, Ralph. The "Best Places 2009" are for 2010. Those were the best places of the past year. You'll find a link to it above right. Cheers.

Reply May 26th, 2010
Ralph Hardwick
United Kingdom

Any plans to update some of the guides to 2010?

Reply May 25th, 2010
Mati
Poland

Can't wait for the 10 best 2008! I hope they don't suck - Mati

Reply Jan 10th, 2008
Ania
Poland

Kawa w Alchemii, tam jest najlepsza:)

Reply Apr 25th, 2007
Michael Doenitz
United States

I noticed Szara has been chosen as one of the best restaurants, and I'm not that suprised - I like to go there every time I visit Krakow. Food is really top notch and the service pleasant. The location, of course, could not really be better!

Reply Apr 14th, 2007
garetka
United States

ALL MY BEST PLACES IN LRALOW ! SUPERB : ) LOOKS LIKE MY CHOICE : )

Reply Apr 13th, 2007
gosia
United Kingdom

a ja juz sie balam ze turysci nie bywaja w moim ulubionym wielopolu....to swietnie ze takie miejsca tez zostaly docenione

Reply Apr 11th, 2007
girigiri
United States

fajnie ze Aqua e Vino jest w tej dziesiatce, dobra restauracja,nie czesto, bo nie mieszkam w Krakowie,

Reply Apr 10th, 2007
mafryt
United Kingdom

bravo dla SZABLI I SZKLANKI !!!!! to jedyna restauracja w miescie na ktorej sie nigdy nie zawiodlem, gratulacje dla calej zalogi,jestescie swietni

Reply Apr 10th, 2007
magda
United Kingdom

ALCHEMIA JEST SUPER I JEDYNA W SWOIM RODZAJU !!!

Reply Apr 3rd, 2007
olek
United States

Alchemia ???? ok, niech wam bedzie ze niby taka fajna, przeciez tam nie obsluguje obcojezycznych turystow.....

Reply Mar 27th, 2007
okny
United States

Prozak sucks !

Reply Mar 26th, 2007
moly
United States

missing Del Papa on this list and Faust drink bar

Reply Mar 25th, 2007
federico
Italy

Very nice list!! I only don't see the Stary Hotel, maybe one of the best, and I'm happy to see my favorite restaurant: Aqua e Vino...the unique Italian restaurant in Cracow!! Well done Cracow-life...

Reply Mar 25th, 2007
duncil
United States

very good list, thanks for saving my time !

Reply Mar 24th, 2007
jake
United States

SZARA RULES !!!!!!! BIG ONE

Reply Mar 23rd, 2007
Jenny B
United Kingdom

Bit surprised that you didn't nominate Del Papa Restaurant - it's really very good indeed!

Reply Mar 22nd, 2007
goska
United States

nareszcie ktos docenil HORAI bo prasa polska to raczej niezle ich zmieszala......

Reply Mar 21st, 2007
mika
United Kingdom

bo hotel stary zostal nie dawno otwarty i niema jeszcze tyle opinii , ale w przyszlym roku kto wie : ) poczekamy zobaczymy....

Reply Mar 21st, 2007
Mike S
United Kingdom

Copernicus is a good choice, but why no Hotel Stary? Otherwise, overall I'd say these are pretty much the pick of the bunch.

Reply Mar 21st, 2007
mary
United States

good choice : ) well done people

Reply Mar 21st, 2007
bogus
United States

e tam niema reontgena..a tylko tam fajna muza, nie znaja sie te angole, najchetniej to w prosiaku by siedzieli

Reply Mar 21st, 2007
koles
Poland

MIAZGA wybrali moj klub RDZA RULLES

Reply Mar 21st, 2007
bibi
Poland

odwal sie od gejow niedomyty lysolu, tak naprawde to wybrali wszystkie takie punkty , ktore sam bym wybral, poza kilkoma knajpami w stylu wierzynka..czy szarej, za drogo poprostu na moja kieszen, a i dodalbym jeszcze Albo Tak

Reply Mar 21st, 2007
bartek
Poland

SKANDAL ! chyba same gejore do nas przyjezdzaja skoro wybieraja gejowskie brudne dziury....ja bym ich przegonil z miasta

Reply Mar 21st, 2007
joka
United States

chyba szukaja, skoro na liscie sa knajpy poukrywane w piwnicach i na wielopolu 15 ..... a takie budda bary to sa na calym swiecie i moze dlatego nie jest to szczegolna atrakcja dla przyjezdnych, dziwne tylko ze nie wybrali ani jednej pizzerii ??? moze z tego samego powodu ?

Reply Mar 21st, 2007
darek
Poland

i niema mojego ulubionego Budda Bar ? szkoda ze turysci nie szukaja dalej w podworkach.....

Reply Mar 21st, 2007
kaska
Benin

i bardzo dobrze ze ich tu niema, kanjpa moze ok ,ale tylko latem jak mozna usiasc w ogrodku, w srodku sie nieda wytrzymac- tak zadymiona maksymalnie, a pauza ? lansiarska -stare to samo towarzystwo, kisza sie we wlasnym sosie, nie powiem czasem tam zagladam od kiedy zamkneli pieknego psa , ale zdecydowanie nie jest to najlepsze miejsce w miescie, no i w koncu dobrze zobaczyc co wybieraja ludzie majacy dystans do tego miasta, czasem lepiej sie przyjzec z boku....

Reply Mar 21st, 2007
bibi
United States

a dlaczego tu niema DYMu przeciez to najlepsza knajpa w miescie.....lubie tez PAUZE i tez ich tu niema, dlaczego pauza jest gorsza od CIENia ?

Reply Mar 20th, 2007
mary
United States

my favorite place in Krakow: Manggha Center and Cafe Camelot : ) grettings from US

Reply Mar 18th, 2007
pinokio
United States

fajnie, dziendobryjaksiemasz : ) bardzo dobre

Reply Mar 18th, 2007
Anna Bulstrode
United Kingdom

Great idea ! You have chosen my favourite places!

Reply Mar 17th, 2007
giovanni
Italy

BRAVI!!!! UN BEL RICONOSCIMENTO PER UNO DEI MIGLIORI RISTORANTI A CRACOVIA "AQUA E VINO"...IL BUON LAVORO PAGA SEMPRE...O QUASI!

Reply Mar 16th, 2007