World Traveller September 2019



the city

Take home a souvenir

Pick up beautiful wood

carvings, amber jewellery,

hand-painted ceramics

and other traditional

items at Sukkience, also

known as the Cloth Hall,

a traditional trading area

where travelling merchants

used to congregate to ply

their wares. A stroll along

Florianska Street is another

great way to browse local

produce, including Polish

culinary delicacies like

mountain cheese and

pickled cucumbers. Kacper

Ryx Historical Shop in the

Hipolit House Museum

stocks a selection of local

arts and crafts as well as

vintage items.

Shopping malls

One of the largest malls

in Kraków is Galerie

Krakówska, which is

located just off Main

Market Square. There’s

also Galeria Kazimierz,

which has bookshops and

cafés, as well as a




There is a



fashion scene

in Kraków, where

edgy boutiques such as

Pan Tu Nie Stal offer the

latest in hipster wear.

Pasaz 13 stocks highend

labels, while Boogie

Flowear sells boho items

at budget prices. On

weekends, browse the

flea stall stands at Hala

Targowa market, which

has all sorts for sale; from

vintage postcards and

second-hand books to

clothes to furniture and the

odd decent painting.



Bar mleczny, or milk

bars, are a Polish

tradition dating back

to 1896 when workers

in socialist post-war

Poland relied on

these governmentsubsidised

cafés for

affordable hot meals.

The revamped interior

at Milkbar Tomasza

has made it touristfriendly

for local dishes

at great prices.


Cosy with candlelight,

this is home-cooked

Polish food at its best. It’s

open until late and gets

busy on weekends.


Recommended in the

2017 Michelin guide,

Amaryllis continues to

attract discerning diners

with food that combines

Polish culinary traditions

with the latest trends and

techniques to create dishes

like the pear and fennel

infused Baltic salmon.

Itinerary add-ons

High on a hilltop overlooking the city, Wawel

Royal Castle was the royal seat for centuries in

Poland and is now one of the country’s premier

museums. Many tourists in Kraków pay a visit to

Oskar Schindler’s factory, which featured in the

movie Schindler’s List and is now a museum where

visitors can explore life in Kraków during WWII.

Lastly, leafy, peaceful and picturesque Planty

Park is where the locals go to wander. The park

comprises eight separate gardens that merge to

create a circular walking route dotted with cafés

serving aromatic coffee.


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