Krakow: A City of Culture, History and Cheap Food and Drink

I’m sure some of you will have been reminded of trips you’ve taken in recent years, by a new feature on Facebook – called Facebook memories. It reminded me the other day that it has been 3 years this month, since I was lucky enough to travel to Krakow. I with the main aim of visiting Auschwitz and the museums and galleries of Krakow. It was one of my favourite destinations at the time, and it still is today.

We stayed in a hotel just off the main square of Krakow, and ate in the square at lunchtimes and in the evenings for less than £10 per person with a drink included. It was incredibly good value, and if you’re brave enough to venture off the square, outlets become even cheaper on the side streets. Drinking in Krakow is cheap, and that’s why it’s becoming more and more popular for Hen and Stag Parties.

That said, Krakow is still a city of culture. It’s embroiled in rich history, and the several museums that we went to were breathtaking. St Mary’s Basilica is one of the most iconic sites of Krakow, and you simply cannot miss this 14th century wonder.


Now, the main reason for our trip was to visit the historic sites of Auschwitz. This, quite simply put, was breathtaking. We were picked up from our hotel at 9am and spent a full day touring round both of the camps. There are no words to describe the emotions that visiting these places can describe other than ‘a must do’. I cannot say any more; if you have any interest, whether that be remote interest or a firing passion, for history, you will love this.

James Lowery is a Marketing Assistant at the Holiday With Us Group.