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Krakow: Three Cheapo-friendly restaurants

Krakow: Three Cheapo-friendly restaurants

If you’re looking for something tasty and cheap (a step up from zapiekanka, perhaps?) in Krakow, you’re in luck. Whether you want traditional Polish cuisine, some Italian-style grub or a healthy vegetarian meal, there are budget-friendly options galore. Here are some of our favorite picks: Polskie Smaki ul. Sw. Tomasza 5 Open daily from 8 » Read more

Krakow Cheap Eats: Zapiekanka!

Krakow Cheap Eats: Zapiekanka!

Of course, we love Döner kebabs just as much as the next street food enthusiast, but when a country has another inexpensive snack food offering, we’re head over heels in cheap eats heaven. Introducing zapiekanka! Such is the case in Poland, where zapiekanka is an everyday, street food favorite. The tasty treats are made by slicing » Read more

Krakow cheap souvenir: Communist mementos

People of Cheapo: low-priced communist-era souvenirs are legal for export from Krakow. After all, nothing will help you commemorate your trip to the city quite like a piece of Cold War nostalgia. Collectables for comrades Multiple open-air markets around the formerly-communist Krakow are a feast for bargain-hunters. Medals, pins, and statuettes featuring the many faces of Lenin can be » Read more

Krakow: Visit Wawel Royal Castle for free

Krakow: Visit Wawel Royal Castle for free

Wawel Royal Castle is an architectural marvel located in Krakow, Poland. The fortress stands prominently on Wawel Hill, an area that’s been inhabited for thousands of years. (Seriously, it’s believed that mammoth hunters lived on the hill 50,000 years ago.) During the Renaissance, King Sigismund I “The Old” commissioned the finest artists around to decorate Wawel Castle as his royal palace. » Read more

Krakow Museums: One freebie a day

Poland is a country rich with history, and if you can experience it for free—all the better! Here’s a guide to a week of free museums. No need to spend a zloty to experience a wealth of Krakow’s art and history. Monday: Old Synagogue 24 Szeroka Street in Kazimierz One of Europe’s most historic Jewish places of worship, » Read more

Krakow tip: Five free things to do!

Krakow tip: Five free things to do!

Although Krakow isn’t among the priciest European cities, we always love to save when we can. Here are our picks for stuff that won’t cost you a z?oty! Take a trip to St. Mary’s Basilica Mariacki Square, 5 Arguably the most famous of Poland’s churches, St. Mary’s Basilica is home to the illustrious Gothic altarpiece carved » Read more

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