"Easter in Krakow" Festivals Tip by 68maciek

Festivals, Krakow: 6 reviews and 5 photos


I can give you another (my) approach due to the season.It is probably overpacked- but you can skip even all (hahaha):

Good Friday:
The mystery of Christ?s Passion in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. I havn't taken part in it, but it is something unique, can be a bit exotic for Norwegian (but perhaps even for me), but it's extremely crowded place that day.
It can be combined with Auschwitz/Birkenau (such a symbolic day for the visit).
Shopping malls are open till 9-10 p.m that day.

Museums including Wieliczka up to your interest I like Wawel ,National M. with its departments, City Museum, Ethographical, Avation.
Check them on Krakow websites.
Shopping malls are open till 3 p.m.

Easter Sunday:

Enjoy Krakow walks including churches(in no service time, some of my choice is Mariacki, St.Anna, Dominican, Franciscan, Pijar monasteris, Wholly Cross, one at Slawkoska, St. Peter and Paul), discover courtyards in Old Town, Kazimierz (sinagogues should be open, Corpus Chrisiti and St.Katherine churches), Podgorze or Nowa Huta built by communists in 50-ties.

Optionally (depends also on weather): half day stroll to Las Wolski ( you can start from Wawel alongside Wisla walk, churches at Salwator, visit mounds, Kamedul monastery -also women are allowed on Easter Sunday), (half- full day)hiking in limestone valleys (Dolinki Podkrakowskie)- access by city public buses (not so frequent destinations) or Ojcow National Park. All of these can be made also by bike, but I doubt if rent a bike facilities are open on Easter Sunday.
Glance at Tatry- access by bus to Zakopane 2.5 hours one way.
Shopping malls are closed on Easter Sunday.

Address: City centre

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  • Written Mar 10, 2010
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