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Which city is better to visit: Warsaw or Krakow?


rcsinclair
10 May 2007 #1
I would like some input as to which city is better to visit as a tourist: Warsaw or Krakow?

Thanks!
the traveller 4 | 24
10 May 2007 #2
Kraków by far. Not ony it is beautiful i itself but also it has very nice surroundings
sparrow 2 | 243
10 May 2007 #3
Krakow, for sure.

The city itself is beautiful & as traveller said there's much more to do in the surroundings. Also if you get bored of it all, you can hop to Prague or Bratislava easily. Definitly Krakow.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386
10 May 2007 #4
Krakow will give you a better understanding of history and culture.
rcsinclair1
10 May 2007 #5
Thank you for your input.
freebird
11 May 2007 #6
Warsaw or Krakow

Gdansk/Danzig most definately!!!
krysia 23 | 3,057
11 May 2007 #8
Everyone says Kraków, so I will too....but...I've lived in both cities and they both have a lot to offer. Warszawa is more modern with all the new buildings but Kraków is more historical with the Sukiennice and Wawel and a short trip away are the salt mines in Wieliczka.
Moonlighting 31 | 233
12 May 2007 #9
Definitely Krakow !
Why ? Because the woman I love was born and is living in Krakow.
Me ? Oh noooo, I've never been in Poland.

Isn't love grand ? :-)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386
12 May 2007 #10
a short trip away are the salt mines in Wieliczka.

rcsinclair1, if you only do one thing. Make sure that you visit Wieliczka.
LoneStranger 3 | 382
12 May 2007 #11
Warszawa is more modern with all the new buildings

Ya... its that Capital we have. Its interesting for us.

Everyone says Kraków

For a tourist its the best place.
southern
14 May 2007 #12
Krakow tends to lose its polish character through kebab shops,bars,foreigners everywhere.The Czechs were smarter as not to let such shops develop in the center and so they kept Prague style.In the center of Krakow now there are smells,hords of tourists,cafe sits extended on square,it rapidly turns into another drinking,clubbing holiday resort and since architecture is not that impressive like in Prague,it will not remind of Poland in short time.It was magnificent 4 years ago when there were much less tourists and it was polish city.Polaks make mistakes and apparently the state suffers from corruption as to let those things happen in the center of their historical cities.
TripTic 3 | 95
14 May 2007 #13
which city is better to visit as a tourist: Warsaw or Krakow?

The answer is simple.
Go to Wroclaw !!!
Polanglik 11 | 303
16 May 2007 #14
If it's a choice between Warsaw and Krakow ..... it has to be Krakow !

I think it has one of the most beautiful 'ryneks' in Poland , and I have a sentimental reason for liking Krakow ... I got engaged there :o)
justynabristol 4 | 10
16 May 2007 #15
I would vote for Krakow, eventhough it gets a bit overcrowded at times...
WSeaJim 1 | 22
20 May 2007 #16
I plan on going to Poland during Christmas. Which city is best to see during Christmas, and which city has an abundate of supply of 30+ single women?
dragone - | 8
21 May 2007 #17
Hi all,
i am italian (from Rome) and i have planned to visit Krakow (and its suburbs) this summer (August). Is there anybody who may give hospitality to me? I don't like touristic accomodations and I prefer ethical travels. If you have suggestions about places to stay please let me know! Thanks.
away guy 10 | 343
21 May 2007 #19
Krakow !!!! Warsaw has to many illegal immigrants !
ladystardust - | 84
21 May 2007 #20
That's an interesting remark ;) Never noticed :)
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
21 May 2007 #21
Krakow, lovely place, loads to do morning noon and night and the wee hours of the mornng too
Stevie 1 | 25
21 May 2007 #22
Krakow

Warsaw reminded me of just a bunch of other cities. Krakow does cater to the tourists, which, as others are saying here, at some point turned into a bad thing. But Warsaw doesn't have an equivalent to Wawel. So, you need to see that first and foremost

Which city is best to see during Christmas

While I don't know about the 30+ women availability, I might almost vote for Warsaw at Christmas time. Someone else can correct me if I don't have all the facts. But it seems Warsaw is lit up with a bunch of lights around Christmas...the old town, Nowego Swiat (?) street, that area all seemed very pretty. I was in Krakow in January, so maybe all Christmas related things were already gone. So perhaps I'm being unfair

And based on the number of people there then, I imagine Krakow gets VERY overrun with tourists in certain seasons
dannyboy 18 | 248
22 May 2007 #23
I like Warsaw, my gf hates it, thinks its too industrial, she prefers krakow.
I only passed though krakow on my way to zakopane so i can't comment.
telefonitika
22 May 2007 #24
i will let you know my view in 12 weeks time as i go in 8 weeks time to both areas even though already been to Krakow :)
away guy 10 | 343
22 May 2007 #25
Warsaw has to many illegal immigrants !

That's an interesting remark ;) Never noticed :)

Well the whole Europe is full of them !
MJM 1 | 4
22 May 2007 #26
Krakow by a landslide!
pennyroyal999 1 | 15
17 Jun 2007 #27
I plan on going to Poland during Christmas. Which city is best to see during Christmas, and which city has an abundate of supply of 30+ single women?

Krakow. Go to walk around Wawel Castle on an early Sunday morning.
paulinuk
21 Jun 2007 #28
krakow as its genuine, as warsaw is a reproduction [rebuilt]and krakow is very walkable i,m in main square now typing this
Lee_England 4 | 51
22 Jun 2007 #29
which city is better to visit as a tourist: Warsaw or Krakow?

I've never been to Krakow but one thing I noticed is how massive and spaced out everything is Warsaw. I'm originally a Londoner used to living in the cramped city but in Warsaw there is so much room.

It's not a very attractive city but I've been to other places in Poland that are very attractive so it doesn't really matter in that respect.

To be honest I'd much rather spend my time in Poznan.
Michael_31 - | 8
23 Jun 2007 #30
I'm visiting Krakow in February of next year. Im looking forward to it :)


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