This city has a few must do Krakow things for anyone that’s on a visit here. To really enjoy a place we think it’s important to do as the locals do. Here are a few ideas:
Try the vodka
Vodka is, and has been an important part of Polish drinking tradition for many years. You might be used to Russian stuff which is plain and quite undrinkable at times. But Polish vodka is flavored, mellow and oh so delightful to drink. Be warned though, it might not taste it, but it’s just as strong as the Russian stuff.
John Paul II Route
Pope John Paul II, a Krakow native is revered in the city and his heritage here is an an attraction for many pilgrims that visit the city every year. You too can do your own little pilgrimage and check out some of the places important to his life. These include the Bishop’s Palace & Papal Window and the Archdiocesan Museum of Cardinal Karol Wojtyła. This is a museum at the site of his old home when he was known by his former name – and the Church of St. Stanisław Kostka.
Eat the food
Foolish food is as wholesome as it is delicious and has been cooked with love for centuries. If you’re not afraid of rich foods and hunger for meat then you’re in for a treat. While you’re here, be sure to try these must do Krakow delights; pierogies – meat, cheese, potato or fruit filled dumplings, golonka – pork knuckle served with lashings of horseradish, or bigos – a hunter’s stew of shredded fermented cabbage with tomatoes, chunks of sausage and pork.