The 10 best Instagram spots in Krakow

The southern Polish city of Krakow is the second largest city in the country with a population of around 780,000. The cityscape is characterized by numerous historical buildings. Due to its many sights, Krakow is also known as the "secret capital of Poland". Every year, the city is visited by around 13 million tourists.

We have summarized the 10 most popular Instagram spots in the city for you below.

1. St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary’s Basilica is the landmark of the city. The church was built in the first half of the 13th century. The altar of the church, built during the 15th century, is the largest altar in Europe.

Tip: Unique photos of the famous church are also taken from the town hall tower.

2. Krakow Cloth Halls (Sukiennice)

In the center of the city’s main market, the Krakow Cloth Halls await you. Due to the fascinating Renaissance architecture, the building is a popular photo motif. The building, which is worth seeing, was built in the Middle Ages.

3. Floriańska

One of the most famous streets in Krakow’s Old Town is Floriańska. Due to its numerous cafes, stores and restaurants, the street is very popular with both locals and tourists. During a walk through the famous shopping street you can also expect a number of architectural highlights.

4. Juliusz Słowacki Theatre

The Teatr im. Juliusza Słowackieg was built in the 19th century and is one of the most famous theaters in Poland. Since 1978, the theater building has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

5. Father Bernatka Footbridge

One of the most famous bridges of the southern Polish city is the wooden footbridge Father Bernatka. The pedestrian bridge crosses the Vistula River, the longest river in Poland. Due to the combination with the water and the unique construction, the bridge is a popular Instagram spot.

6. Zalew Zakrzówek

On the bank of the Vistula River, a few kilometers outside the city center, you will find Lake Zalew Zakrzówek. The body of water is a flooded quarry, which was created in 1990. The lake is surrounded by rocks and the unique panorama makes it an ideal photo opportunity.

Tip: Particularly spectacular photos are created by the special view also during the sunset. In addition, the lake is one of the most famous diving spots in inland Poland.

7. Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow

In the Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow you can discover impressive works of art from the last half century. The museum’s modern art makes it an excellent Instagram spot. The museum also has a library.

8. Metrum Restobistro

Café Metrum Restobistro is located above the Krakow Academy of Music. From the outdoor area of the café you have a unique panoramic view of the city. Due to the unique view, the Metrum Restobistro is recommended as a photo motif.

Tip: In addition to the phenomenal view, the café is also characterized by an excellent breakfast. Coffee, rolls and cakes are available at fair prices.

9. Church of St. Joseph

The Church of St. Joseph was built in 1832 in the classicist style. The church is located on the Podgórz market square and its unique architecture makes it an excellent Instagram spot.

10. Main market

The Main Market Square in Krakow is the center of the Old Town. The square was built in the Middle Ages and is surrounded by a number of churches. With an area of 40,000 square meters, the Main Market is one of the largest medieval squares in Europe.

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