Krakow is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and has been under the protection of UNESCO since 1978. It is worth visiting for several days to have ample time to explore the city at a leisurely pace. You can start by climbing Wawel Hill, where the Royal Palace is located, take a stroll through the Jewish Quarter, and visit an art gallery that houses the original painting "Lady with an Ermine" by Leonardo da Vinci. The main attractions are concentrated in the area of the Old Town (historic center of Krakow).
If you are passing through Krakow, plan your route along the "Royal Route," which begins in the Old Town, passes through the Market Square, and leads to the Royal Castle. This way, you can acquaint yourself with the main attractions in a short time.
For food enthusiasts, it is worth setting aside time for dinner at one of the authentic restaurants that serve traditional Polish dishes prepared according to ancient recipes. Try flaki (tripe soup), bigos (stewed cabbage with meat), kopytka (potato dumplings), and pierogi (filled dumplings). For dessert, indulge in pies, gingerbread, or rose jam-filled doughnuts. Connoisseurs of strong spirits should sample Polish liqueurs such as Zubrowka, Starka, and fruit-infused nalewki.