Krakow, Cracow - call it what you will - a big welcome to our travel guide to Poland's "cultural capital"! Local Life brings you a general guide section of information, the latest news, as well as tips, suggestions about travel and money, a city centre map, guide and introduction to culture to get you started, as well as a comprehensive low-down of the very best restaurants, hotels and apartments, pubs, nightclubs and cafes, shops and places to have fun in the city. Read more

Upcoming events in Krakow


English Stand-up: Bartosz Zalewski,...

Stand-up Polska trio Bartosz Zalewski, Darek Gadowski and Damian Skora are in Krakow for one show only in English... Read more »


Weller / Parker / Drobka Trio

Chicago saxophonist Chris Weller has teamed up with bassist Mike Parker (New York) and drummer Devin Drobka... Read more »


Hala Targowa Flea Market

Hala Targowa means something different to everyone. It could be where you find the freshest, crunchiest bread and... Read more »


Exhibition: Wyspiański

The National Museum in Kraków has gathered the largest and most valuable collection of works by Stanisław... Read more »


Traces of Memory

Galicia Museum, Ul. Dajwor 18

Photographs by the late Chris Schwarz and text by Professor Jonathan Webber are combined to offer a powerful,... Read more »


The Gallery of 19th Century Art in the...

The Cloth Hall, Rynek Glowny

Located in the Cloth Hall, the Krakow's oldest public gallery boasts a horde of stirring canvases, many... Read more »

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We try to keep it light-hearted but informative. We've been to all the places reviewed on the site, so you'll get a first-hand idea of what it's like. Krakow is a vibrant city with great cultural and historical dignity, which provides a glorious backdrop to all the fun. Hey, what other World Heritage site can boast the highest density of bars and pubs in the world? You get the idea!

Whether you're just booked to travel or already in the city, we're here to help you make the very best of your stay. We love Krakow - that's why we live here - and we look forward to passing on all the best information and tips about the place, so that you'll be as enthusiastic about it as we are!

We're always working hard to improve the site, with new articles added to our news section daily and a constantly-updated calendar of events going on in the city. Don't forget that we are always ready to help out with advice and suggestions for your stay - so do take advantage of our local knowledge when it comes to choosing your hotel or other place to stay. We really value your comments and suggestions - so get in touch and let us know what you think about Krakow, what you'd like to see on the site, and any other great bits of information you think we should know about.

See you in the city, or join us at the weekends in nearby Zakopane, Poland's mountain resort! And don't forget to check out our other guides to Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan and Wroclaw!