12 Instagrammable places in Krakow
Krakow is a beautiful city in Poland. As a recognized city not just in Poland but the world at large, many tourists and celebrities travel to Krakow to have a memorable vacation. One of the things people who travel to Poland do is to take good pictures. Of course, everyone would love to show the pictures to their family and friends when they return back to their destination. They also leverage different social media platforms such as Instagram to share their pictures with the public.
Do you love seeing such extraordinary pictures and planning to travel to Krakow? If you are among those who desire this, you need to know a few things. Some of the things to know apart from the right time to take beautiful pictures, you need to know the best places for Instagram and photography.
How to find Instagrammable places?
To save you the time of researching the best Instagram picture spots, this article was written for you. Below are the 12 best places in Krakow for Instagram photos.
1. Main Market Square
One of the Instagrammable places to have good photogenic pictures is the Main Market Square. It is located at Rynek Glowny. Whether you are a tourist, a celebrity, model, or actress, finding the most recognizable and characteristic thing here is guaranteed. This Main Market Square is a must-go if you need a unique photo on your Instagram page or traveling blog. You will surely have followers asking you questions about such photos once they are posted online. Your relatives will do the same if you should keep such photos in your handy photo album. The Main Market Square has been used for a wedding ceremony by different people because of its design and beauty. Don't forget to take an Instagram picture here when you travel to Poland.
2. St. Mary's Basilica
St. Mary's Basilica, which is located in plac Mariacki 5, 31-042 Krakow, is the second place you should have your Instagram picture on our list. We have many reasons for that. Both the interior and exterior look astonished and eye-catching. St. Mary's Basilica is one of the extraordinary churches you will see in Krakow and Poland as a whole. You will always hear each hour the bugle call from St. Mary's Basilica's tower. This is known to be the symbol of Krakow. It is believed that the tower watchman will sound the bell or alarm when there was a visitation of the Tatars many years ago. According to legend, this took place in 1241. This sound was not ordinary rather a warning signal for the city to be aware and ready for an attack. Unfortunately, the watchman had his throat half-stroke from an incoming Tatar arrow. This is the reason for the abrupt ending of the bulge call melody. If you arrive in Krakow either for a commercial or business meeting or vacation, make sure to take a photo here. It is one of the Instagrammable spots in the city, and you are not charged for taking a picture.
3. Metrum Restobistro
Have you heard of any rooftop bar in Poland? It is the Metrum Restobistro. Don't miss having your Instagram photo here if you want to experience what taking a picture on a rooftop bar is all about. Every visitor desire to visit here as it is one of many best-kept secrets of Krakow. This student restaurant is situated on the sixth floor of the Krakow Music Academy. This academy is known as Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie. You can write the name down in your diary so as to use it to remember this place. There are two fantastic rooftop patios in this place with eye-catching wide views over the Old Town. People who visit during the summer do sit at a table as they look at the city's rooftops. When they visit in winter, they stay behind the glass to stay warm, and whenever they want to take a picture, thru go outside. You can do likewise if you come here. The meals sold here are affordable and delicious. However, make sure you check and confirm the opening hours before coming.
4. Szeroka street in Kazimierz
You should think of coming to Szeroka street, located in Kazimierz, Poland, to take pictures for your Instagram page or handle. This place is found in the Jewish quarter of Krakow. The building architecture constructed here is extraordinary, alluring, and pleasing to the eyes. The best time to have your pictures is during the day, and you are not paying any dime to do so. The three colorful buildings seen here are one of the reasons why you should come here for your pictures. Imagine sitting or standing close to the building with your favorite clothes and taking quality and catchy pictures. Too good to behold! This is why Szeroka street in Kazimierz is a must-go when you are in Krakow. There are old 16th-century fronts you will see in a street close by. You can take a walk there for sightseeing and recreation.
5. Wawel Royal Castle
The Wawel Royal Castle is a famous castle in Poland. It used to be where the kings of Poland reside. It is named Zamek Krolewski na Wawelu in Polish language. It has gone ahead to become not just the biggest tourist attraction in the country but also one of the exciting Instagrammable places in Krakow since then. There are many reasons for you to come here and take pictures. It will give you this feeling of royalty and one you will love your many followers to see, like, and comment on. You will find this Wawel Royal Castle on a hill. Every picture taken on a hill is usually eye-catching. From this hill, you will see the amazing view of a river called the Vistula River. You don't need to pay anything to be admitted into this castle. Take this free offer and have your Instagram pictures when you travel to Poland.
6. Krakow Cloth Hall
The Krakow Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) is among our 12 Instagrammable places to go to in Krakow. People who have visited here before usually do one thing in common, and that is taking pictures under the arches. This is where different colorful and beautiful restaurant gardens are situated. If you desire to get a lovely picture that you snd your Instagram followers will love, try capturing the St. Mary's Basilica and let the frame be the Cloth Hall's arches.
7. Jagiellonian University
Krakow is one of Poland's most beautiful cities that both the young and old want to travel to. It has a renowned, beautifully designed institution known as Jagiellonian University. If you travel to Krakow for vacation or get admission into the school, don't fail to take many photos. The Faculty of Law and Administration building of the Jagiellonian University is very beautiful. You will see this building on the Old Town's edge close to the beautiful Planty Park. To get the best pictures, go there during autumn. It is during this season that different colorful leaves will fall off the trees.
8. Juliusz Słowacki Theatre
A place you should visit in Krakow because of its beauty and for great Instagram photos is the Juliusz Slowacki Theatre. It is a very beautiful building in the city. This theater's interior snd exterior is exciting to behold, so don't be lost seeing it; go inside and take as many pictures as possible. A real and extraordinary architectural gem it is.
9. Florianska Street
Florianska Street (Ulica Florianska) is another Instagram and photography spot in Krakow, Poland. It is a historic street in Krakow's Old Town. The street starts from St. Florian's Gate and ends at Main Square. Don't take an Instagram picture here without having in the background St. Mary's Basilica.
10. ICE Krakow Congress Centre
This congress center is another great Instagram spot to take your pictures if you find yourself in Krakow. If you are a photographer, maximize this opportunity by capturing modern interiors and interesting shapes.
11. St. Joseph’s Church, Podgorze
St. Joseph's Church, located at Podgorze, is a good spot for Instagram pictures. It may be distant from the old town but worth going if you are looking for a non-touristic place to take pictures.
12. Bernatek Footbridge
This is the 12th place to go to for your Instagram pictures if you are in Krakow, Poland. This Bernatek Footbridge connects the Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz) with the Podgoze district. Some call it the bridge of love because many couples choose to lock padlocks on the different barriers and later discarded the padlock keys into a river called the Vistula River. They do this to show and express their love for each other. To get the best pictures at this place, have them at night when it is illuminated. Don't miss this!
Poland is one of the beautiful countries in the world that has renowned cities. One of the towns is called Krakow, and inside this city, you will see different photogenic places to take pictures for your Instagram. Most of these places are free to access, so don't miss any of them when you travel to Krakow.
Chima Nnaemeka Eberechukwu fondly known as C. N. Ebere is a writer, blogger, and author of Stairs in the Storm. He has written more than 4000 web and blog articles. He is a digital skills trainer and has trained more than 300 individuals on Logo, Whiteboard Animation, 3D Animation, et al. Also, he is a personal development coach that helps people to discover and develop themselves.