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Moving To Krakow, looking for hidden gems


warszawaski
6 Apr 2010 #1
Foe the next three months I will be spending Monday to Friday in KRK. Although I know KRK reasonably well, I would still like to find some hidden gems. So if you have some great bars, eating places and fringe theater that you know I am eager to find out and discover. FYA I am not really a mock Irish bar person or a Rynek stroller - so some real of the beat Polish places. Please-thanks in advance.
jonni 16 | 2,485
6 Apr 2010 #2
Don't let stories put you off Nowa Huta - there are a few great places there!
pgtx 29 | 3,159
6 Apr 2010 #3
can you name them...?
jonni 16 | 2,485
6 Apr 2010 #4
Have a look at some of the streets off the main square - there's a nice restaurant with tables outside and a big bar a couple of doors down.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
6 Apr 2010 #5
i thought you are talking about Nowa Huta... i was curious...
OP warszawaski
6 Apr 2010 #6
Don't let stories put you off Nowa Huta - there are a few great places there!

I went to a fantastic Karczma in Nowa Huta and of course it is a must to get tickets for the Nowa Huta concerts at the steelworks in September. Nowa Huta has some great post communist monuments as well, It is a real shame they will close the steelworks it is going to affect a lot of families in the area.
jonni 16 | 2,485
6 Apr 2010 #7
i thought you are talking about Nowa Huta

Yes Nowa Huta! It doesn't draw the tourists, but if you're around there anyway (I used to spend Monday to Friday there) it's got some nice places especially in summer.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
6 Apr 2010 #8
it's got some nice places especially in summer.

i grew up in nowa huta and that's why i wanted you to name the "nice" places...
jonni 16 | 2,485
6 Apr 2010 #9
In that case you'll know them. One is quite big - both have tables outside and are busy.
OP warszawaski
6 Apr 2010 #10
i grew up in nowa huta and that's why i wanted you to name the "nice" places...

So PGTX what is the name of the Karczma on the road going to Sandomierz. I guess you would say it is in the New Nowa Huta district. i forget the name.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
6 Apr 2010 #11
In that case you'll know them. One is quite big - both have tables outside and are busy.

hmmm... ;)

Karczma on the road going to Sandomierz. I guess you would say it is in the New Nowa Huta district. i forget the name.

i don't know... cekierówka? pod gąską?
OP warszawaski
6 Apr 2010 #12
Yes Nowa Huta! It doesn't draw the tourists, but if you're around there anyway (I used to spend Monday to Friday there) it's got some nice places especially in summe

Whenever I have been in N.H it is always with people from the area. It does not seem to be that bad when you compare it to Dalston high street at 11pm.
jonni 16 | 2,485
6 Apr 2010 #13
hmmm... ;)

Ah so you do know them.

pod gąską

If that's the one I think, it's not bad.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
6 Apr 2010 #14
Nowa Huta was the first place I lived when I moved to Poland. The stories are a bit over the top though. My ex hated it when I would go outside at night but nothing ever happened. Even the local hooligans standing outside the 24hr alcohol kiosks were friendly enough if you had a beer with them. Some of the nicest friends I made in Poland were from Huta. Hutnik FC were rubbish though:D
pgtx 29 | 3,159
6 Apr 2010 #15
Ah so you do know them.

i wasn't hanging out much in nowa huta... i've spent my time on rynek, krowodrza or kazimierz...

Hutnik FC were rubbish though:D

hey!!!! my dad used to take me to the game since i was 4 or 5 .... good times :)
OP warszawaski
6 Apr 2010 #16
PGTX- What about podgorze, Stare Debniki and Salwator any good places ?
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
6 Apr 2010 #17
hey!!!! my dad used to take me to the game since i was 4 or 5 .... good times :)

Hehe, I enjoyed the games, just not them getting beat all the time:)

i've spent my time on rynek, krowodrza or kazimierz...

You traitor punk!!! :P

podgorze

This area is great, fast becoming the "new" place to be!
pgtx 29 | 3,159
6 Apr 2010 #18
What about podgorze, Stare Debniki and Salwator any good places ?

can't help you here... i don't know the area well... sorry...

You traitor punk!!! :P

hehe... that's were all the good/fun things were happening... ;)
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
6 Apr 2010 #19
hehe... that's were all the good/fun things were happening... ;)

I guess so, still the same today really.
OP warszawaski
6 Apr 2010 #20
This area is great, fast becoming the "new" place to be!

I managed to get the real estate agent down to three places one next to the sheraton, second one in Podgorze by the river and the third close to Podwale. I had heard some good things about Podgorze.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
6 Apr 2010 #21
had heard some good things about Podgorze.

I lived in the area for over a year, great wee hidden gems, brilliant transport links and not as much hassle as living in the center, a lot quieter.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
6 Apr 2010 #22
Podwale is a good spot to live...
OP warszawaski
6 Apr 2010 #23
The main negative if you go out you are almost drawn to the Stare Miasto. As we get closer to the summer it will become more and more of a zoo. I was in KRK last week and I was shocked at the number of people speaking english on the streets
pgtx 29 | 3,159
6 Apr 2010 #24
true... it's busy there and many students... but if you're considering Podgorze by the river, just a cross Wisla is Kazimierz and the great commute wherever you want to go...
pawian 161 | 9,971
30 Sep 2019 #25
i grew up in nowa huta and that's why i wanted you to name the "nice" places...

Hmmm
e.g.,
Such a place is IS-2 tank exhibited in the street. The only tank monument in Krakow.





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