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What to do in Krakow in February

What to do in Krakow in February
What to do in Krakow in February

 

Krakow is a year-round city. Everything is open, but not crowded, so it is worth taking advantage of the time when there are fewer tourists to discover the charm of a more intimate Krakow and feel its unique atmosphere walking along the empty streets of the old city.

Post-Christmas Krakow

Christmas, Christmas and after Christmas… For most people, the pre-Christmas period is associated with the Cracovian Christmas crib competition, whose tradition dates back to the inter-war period. The live nativity scene, an attraction of the downtown Franciscan monastery, deserves special attention. Especially for the younger tourists, it has its own special charm!

Unfortunately, in February, you will no longer find the Christmas market in all its glory, but the colorful lights and grilled delicacies are still available for all the hungry.

Krakow-in-winter-time

Sporty Krakow

After the Christmas diet, without dieting, it is worth spending more time on physical activity. The best place to do this is the largest meadow in the heart of the city, Błonia. This time, however, we won’t be running, riding or cycling, although for the stubborn ones, this can be done as well. However, skating is a much more enjoyable activity in winter. Burn calories by skating! And not just anywhere, because the outdoor ice rink at Błonia is considered the largest of its kind in Poland. It’s a great idea to have fun with friends.

Time to visit museums in Krakow

Krakow is famous for its museums, with a capital M. The city is full of artists and art galleries. The most interesting include:

  • The Museum of the Czartoryski Princes – a gallery of ancient art, gives the opportunity to see a real mummy without having to go to Egypt and a unique chance to get to know up close the famous Lady with an Ermine – a small painting by Leonardo da Vinci, which is now worth millions.
  • Wawel Lost – if Wawel is considered the heart of Krakow, then this exhibition explains why. An amazing experience for history and archaeology lovers. A chance to touch the past where it all really began.
  • Tourist route through the undergrounds of the Main Square – walking around the Market Square, you do not realize how important this place was in the past. It’s enough to visit the undergrounds there to go back in time for seven centuries and see how much Krakow has changed.
  • Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology – the building is located opposite to Wawel Castle, which clearly increases the prestige of this Far Eastern culture. Proof that Krakow can surprise both its inhabitants and tourists.

Romantic Krakow

Krakow is beautiful any time of the year, but an evening stroll around Planty Park, in the aura of colorful lights, with mulled wine in your hands, will make you feel like in Paris or Milan. Your stroll will turn into an almost fairy-tale journey to the land of love, when your other half will be walking nearby. It’s also worth stopping by the nearby cafes and bakeries, which will treat you to their specialties.

A trip outside Krakow

The capital of Malopolska, although distant from Zakopane by about 100 kilometers, is a perfect base for those who prefer active rest in the bosom of nature to visiting ancient monuments.

But before we move on to the mountains, let’s have a look at the Krakow Valley, or the famous golf resort in Paczótłowice near Krakow. In winter it tempts a lot of attractions, among which we can mention a ski slope with three ski lifts, cross-country skiing trails, sleigh rides or dog sled rides.

Interesting cultural events

  • The grand finale of the CAVALIADA Tour for the first time in Krakow. On 17-20 February 2022 in TAURON Arena Krakow, where it will be possible to see competitors in four riding disciplines: show jumping, carriage driving, dressage and eventing.
  • With Strauss through Vienna – a spectacle. Wonderful music, beautiful voices, great instrumentalists and a unique atmosphere. All this in our Cracow Philharmonic. With Strauss through Vienna is a meeting with music, with masters of opera and operetta – Puccini, Lehar, Kalman and the king of waltz – Strauss. The show will be held on 06.02.2022 at 17:00.
  • Valentine’s Day concert on February 12, 2022 at 19:30. On February 12, 2022 on the occasion of Valentine’s Day in TAURON Arena Krakow will perform kings of disco: Zenon Martyniuk, Weekend and Thomas Anders and Modern Talking Band. During the concert, the artists will sing their greatest hits.

Anticipated movie premieres

  • Biographical drama – The Eyes of Tammy Faye – February 4, 2022
  • Family – Wiki and Her Secret – February 4, 2022
  • Crime – Death on the Nile – February 11, 2022
  • Romance – Marry Me – February 11, 2022
  • Drama – Belfast – February 25, 2022
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