Best places to take photos in Krakow

Krakow is an incredibly gorgeous city. It is the former capital of Poland, which was once the seat of Polish kings. Krakow is full of hitorical monumets and interesting attractions. It also has plenty of excellent places to take photos. In Krakow you can find countless deligthful places, which are just begging to be photographed. Ancient monuments, gorgeous green areas with breathtaking views and some rather peculiar attractions – you can find all of that here. This article will give you information about some of the best places to take photos in Krakow.

The Main Market Square

The Main Market Square in Krakow is the largest medieval market square in Krakow. It was originally owned by royalty, but in 1358 king Kazimierz the Great resigned from the ownership of most of its buildings in favor of the city. Currently, the Main Market Square is the location of several interesting monuments, such as st. Mary’s church, the Cloth Hall, several monumental tenement houses and the Adam Mickiewicz monument. All of these monuments, as well as the entire Market Square itself are incredibly beautiful and photogenic.

The Footbridge of Father Bernatek

The Footbridge of Father Bernatek is a pedestrian and cycling footbridge in Krakow, which connects the districts of Kazimierz and Podgorze. The city council decided to name the footbridge after Laetus Bernatek – a monk, who organized the construction of several hospital buildings in Krakow. The creation of the footbridge revived the cultural and social life of the streets leading to it on both sides. It is also an excellent place for taking photos, and in recent times, it became popular among couples, which put locks on the bridge to make sure their love lasts forever.

The Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden of the Jagiellonian University is located in Krakow at 27 Mikolaja Kopernika street. It was created in the place of the garden of the Czartoryski family, which was acquired by Jesuits in 1752. The gardens were organized by Jan Dominik Jaskiewicz. In 1783, the preparation works began, and in 1787, the first greenhouses were created.

Currently, the Botanical Garden has approximately 5000 species of plants from all over the world. These plants delight visitors with the variety of colors and smells and are great objects for photographing.

The colorful stairs in Podgorze

Several years ago, during the Grolsch ArtBoom Festival, one of the side streets in the Podgorze district – Tatrzanska street was transformed into a unique tourist attraction in Krakow. The local stairs were painted, and more than 50 quotes from famous people were inscribed on them. These include quotes from Kornel Makuszynski and Wislawa Szymobrska, as well as other saying, some more volatile than others. In late 2021, the colorful stairs were renovated thanks to the Civic Budget program. They look like they were brand new, and they attract countless tourists, who eagerly take photos of them.

The Vistula Boulevards in Krakow

The Vistula Boulevards in Krakow are a complex of monumental hydrotechnical anti-flood constructions located at the Vistula river. Up until the 13th century, the river was fowing through the current riverbed, but shortly after the location of the city in 1257, a decision was made to build a dam between Skalka and Debniki.

The Vistula Boulevards have several parts, including the Czerwinski Boulevard, the Tyniec Boulevars and the Polesie Boulevard. Today, it is one of the most gorgeous places in Krakow. Many people come here to walk around and take some photos of the beautiful surroundings.

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