Krakow by night – sightseeing in the moonlight
Suffused with moonlight, Krakow can be exquisitely charming. It is worth going out with a camera and capture the vibrant Kazimierz, bustling Old Town, picturesque Vistula boulevards or illuminated Wawel complex. Where to go and what to do in Krakow at night? Hopefully our guidebook will give you some clues.
Bustling Old Town
Feel the rhythm of the city that never goes to sleep. Enjoy vibrant atmosphere in cafes, pubs and clubs. Krakow’s Old Town offers manifold attractions, impressing just as much as during the day. Get delighted with the beautifully illuminated surroundings, including the Town Hall, Cloth Hall, St. Mary Basilica and, of course, dozens of ornamental townhouses. Take a hackney tour or walk around the surrounding cobbled streets. Go through Florianska street, strolling towards the gate and the Barbican. Relax for a moment, sitting on one of the hundred benches in Planty garden. Finally go towards Wawel, towering upon the city, emblazing the whole surrounding Vistula boulevards.
Walking through the Boulevards you can easily get to Kazimierz, ready to welcome you with what it has best – eclectic architecture, fascinating history and the truly unique, bohemian vibe. The artisan character of the district derives from the past centuries, when it was inhabited by a vibrant Jewish community. They had their own stores, workshops, pharmacies or clinics. The WWII decimated their population. Luckily, some of the buildings prevailed, portraying how the contemporary life looked like. Take a walk through the famous Szeroka street to get a better understanding of what we are writing about. Go through Jóźefa street, leading to the old synagogue. Finally, enjoy a coffee, beer or a shot of vodka in one of the pubs or bars.
Similarly to neighboring Kazimierz, Podgórze is one of the artisan districts in Kraków. The best way to access is to cross Vistula river, going through Kładka Bernatka. You will see the characteristic, fabulously illuminated Cricoteka building, visible from afar. It is devoted to the works of Tadeusz Kantor – a famous Polish theatre director and painter. Hanging around Podgórze, you shall also go to St. Joseph’s Church. From there, it’s a stone throw to Park Bednarskiego, one of the most picturesque green spaces in town.
Fed up with sightseeing? Time for some action
Krakow conceals also some hidden gems, attractions that can beguile your time. One of such is axe throwing. Deriving from the ancient Vikings, the sport is a perfect combination of fun and adrenaline, allowing to throw away all the negative energy. Apart from it, it is totally safe, taking place on fully protected tracks, that disable any ricochets or rebounding. Pop Into Bad Axe club, which apart from great entertainment offers also convenient location. Situated in the Old Town’s heart (Basztowa 10), it can be a nice start to your evening stroll around the city.