Cracow, the former capital of Poland and seat of Polish kings, is not only a city with a thousand-year-old tradition but also an important European metropolis. Its Old Town is an extraordinary treasury of monuments representing almost all architectonic styles from middle ages until modern times, works of art and historical souvenirs.
Cracow Main Market Square, which is enlisted on the UNESCO list, attracts yearly millions of tourists. It is understandable – this spacious square, surrounded by historical townhouses, palaces and churches dates back to the 13th century. This place is the largest medieval town square in Europe. For 600 years, from the Gothic tower of St. Mary’s Basilica (which is known for its wooden altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss) a trumpet signal – called the Hejnał mariacki – can be heard. It is played on every hour and breaks off in mid-stream to commemorate the 13th century trumpeter shot in the throat. Except for this, the centre of the square is dominated by the Sukiennice (the Cloth Hall), one of the most famous monuments in Poland. Furthermore, Cracow can be proud of the Wawel Castle, residence of Polish kings and nowadays a museum with 71 showrooms.
Except for the monuments of the Old Town, worth visiting is also Kazimierz – place of centuries-old coexistence of two cultures – Jewish and Christian ones. It is an area full of Judaism monuments of world meaning – but also an area vibrant with life, where antiquities and art fairs take place, and friendly restaurants offer live-played music. Another place worth seeing is Nowa Huta – the most interesting and the fullest realisation of socialist realist architects’ aims.
Cracow is known as an unofficial cultural capital of Poland. In year 2000 it was chosen as a European Capital of Culture. Each year at this place over 100 festivals and other cultural events are held. It is also a city of national art galleries and modern museums, where the visitors may interact with history. Furthermore, the city offers also famous theaters and music organizations.
New Year’s Eve in Cracow is amazing – romantic climate, local concerts and events are perfect idea to spend this time of year and Christmas as well. Magic atmosphere of the city affects everyone and makes this time of year unforgettable.
If you dream about beautiful new year’s night in Cracow, check what we found for you. If you want to spend luxury evening full of surprises, the Unexpected evening at Goetz Palace is perfect for you. In this luxurious residence, designed and stylishly furnished by Viennese masters the cultural and social life were focused. During the New Year’s Eve, surprises, scenario of events and accompanying attractions await you. Elements of the scenery will surprise and delight every guest. In case you like the club atmosphere, you can go for New Year’s Eve / Masquerade Ball GH Mumm Champagne.This is the only such a high-class music club in Krakow, located in the very center of the city. The theme of this year’s event will take you into the mysterious and fabulous world of the masked ball. Give into the mysterious atmosphere of the event and put on masks! If you like excelent dinner in restaurant in the New Year’s atmosphere, you must go to a New Year’s dinner with the possibility of watching fireworks throughout Crakow or a New Year’s dinner at CARGO Grill Deli. Here, in a cozy atmosphere, you can celebrate the New Year with a gourmet dinner! Oysters, truffles, Thai soup, caviar, brulee cream – these and other delicious dishes await you in Crakow restaurants.
If you like themed events, you can go on New Year’s Eve in Venetian style. We invite you to the New Year’s Eve ball full of splendor, sophisticated scenery and exquisite menu.
The New Year’s Eve in Krakow takes place in three locations. In each of them we will find something completely different. The largest stage again will stand on the Main Square in front of the Town Hall Tower. The concert on the Main Square will be opened by Jan-rapowanie. Shortly after perform Andrzej Dąbrowski, Krystyna Prońko, Ten Typ Mes, Tetris, Piotr Zioła, Paulina Przybysz and Ralph Kaminski. Concert will be closed by The Dumplings. Hirek Wrona will appear on the stage in Nowa Huta and he will play the greatest hits from the 70s. On the Podgórski Market Square the citizens of Krakow will be able to take part in a unique, theatralized entertainment. In addition, you will be able to learn ballroom dances and take part in numerous competitions.