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The 11 best things to do in Kraków

Poland’s "other" city is, quite simply, an incredible place that more than matches Warsaw in every respect—just look at the myriad of fun things to do in Kraków. The town's chequered wartime history still provides an important reference point for modern life, but the city has also transformed itself into a lively and fashionable destination for those craving something a bit different. There’s a hell of a lot of good stuff packed in. Kraków’s modern art scene is second to none and you can also treat your eyes just by wandering around the amazing architecture and quaint hotels. When it’s time to eat, drink and be merry, head to buzzy, bohemian Kazimierz to spend time in countless inviting venues that simply ooze with character. Start ticking off from our list of the best things to do in Kraków and you'll be in for a real treat. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

The 10 best hotels in Krakow

Poland’s most visited destination has yet to fall into the trap of offering substandard accommodation at rip-off prices. Much like the city itself, Krakow’s accommodation shows off an absorbing history and culture, with hotels and guesthouses set in alluring and sometimes unexpected places. The Old Town’s atmospheric architecture has been put to good use in hotels that cover all budgets, although you won’t be surprised to see the top hotels in some of Krakow’s most historic properties. You don’t have to stray far from the centre, although the old Jewish district of Kazimierz is worth checking out too. We’ve trawled through the city to find the best hotels for your stay in this memorable destination.