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April - May 2014, Issue No. 45


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Aperitif

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Some Place Else

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The Olive

Polish, Continental

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Italian

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Boscaiola Chopin

Traditional Fine Polish

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Szara

International

Szara Kazimierz

Da Pietro

Pimiento

Farina

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Tradycyja

Edo Fusion

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Edo Sushi

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Grande Grill

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Italian

Italian Inspired

Asian

Kogel Mogel

Argentinian

Polish, Italian

Wierzynek

Polish Traditional

Wentzl Polish

Wesele

Nouvelle Polish

Jarema

Polish Traditional 16

Mediterranean

International

Steaks and Barbecue 15

Top Sports Bar

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Asian Fusion 13

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47 CASUAL & AFTER DINNER

Polish

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Italian

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U lala

Polish Traditional

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Lajkonik

La Campana Likus: Copernicus Likus: Amarone Polish Traditional

Bull Pub

Old-English Style Pub Café and Dining Café and Casual Dining

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Likus: Trzy Rybki

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Le Scandale

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Kobalt

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Boruni

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Loża Cafe and Restaurant Mamma Mia

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Marmolada

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Milano

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Polish Modern

Fusion, Cocktails

Italian

Polish, Italian 26

Italian 27

Miód Malina

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Pod Aniołami

Italian, Polish

Polish Traditional 30

Scandale Royal

International Restaurant & Bar 31 32

Studio Qulinarne

Amber Jewelery 57

Pasaż 13

World’s 30 Top Brands

Dom i Kwiaty

Flowers for every occasion

Autodirect

Buy New Cars Online

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International

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Highland Polish

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Skansen Smaków

Polish Ceramics

Cracow Amber Museum Cultural Interest Historical Places Important Information City Map Partner Logos


APERITIF RESTAURANT APERITIF RESTAURANT

Aperitif Restaurant Krakow, Sienna 9 phone: +48 12 432 33 33 restauracja@aperitif.com.pl www.aperitif.com.pl

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Located steps from the Main Square, Aperitif is a place that delivers quality in an uncomplicated yet elegant environment. A wonderful menu emphasizes freshness of ingredients and offers Polish and panEuropean fare. There is true passion in the kitchen where Chef Michał Drożdż updates his menu with the changing seasons. His spring menu offers starters such as the fresh salmon tartar in marine algae with wasabi; chicken liver in cherry liquor with wine-stewed pear; and main dishes such as the wild boar tenderloin with mushroom sauce and stuffed paprika; and crispy duck confit with cranberries and potato gratin. The white chocolate parfait with wild cherry sauce and an extensive wine card with selections from over twenty countries, make Aperitif a truly wonderful culinary experience! Savings Note: 10% off with TOP!


BOSCAIOLA APERITIF RESTAURANT RESTAURANT

A few short steps from the Main Square on Szewska Street, newcomer Boscaiola Pizzeria and Ristorante is already garnering rave reviews from more than happy diners who equate its quality with its older sister restaurant Mamma Mia which amongst Cracovians is perceived to be the best Italian in town. The same emphasis on quality, authenticity, comfort, and value for money is now to be experienced at Boscaiola. Chef Robert Koczwara guarantees excellence with his signature emphasis on the lighter aspects of Italian cuisine—lots of seafood, pasta and ravioli made here in the kitchen, delicious salads, risotto, thin crust pizza, and mood-lifting desserts such as the cheesecake made with mascarpone and panna cotta served with a sauce made from Sicilian oranges. A comprehensive wine list from its impressive wine cellar makes Boscaiola an exciting dining proposition!

Boscaiola Restaurant Krakow, Szewska 10 phone: +48 12 426 41 27 www.boscaiola.eu restauracja@boscaiola.eu

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CHOPIN RESTAURANT

Rynek Główny 39 Restaurant Chopin, is about the best what the place offers in terms of a menu that reflects a scale achieved by the one most famous of Poland’s sons, Frederic Chopin. Tradition is reflected by its location in the Main Square; its interiors reflecting a soft modernity that emphasizes the forward looking nature of Chopin’s music and the interpretation here of Polish cuisine. The gentle sounds of classical music are an apt accompaniment to items on the menu: the sour rye soup, pork ribs, potato pancakes, and desserts such as the apple tart. The stained glass window above the bar is indeed beautiful; a wonderful visual as one enjoys from among a wide selection of drinks. A friendly staff makes the place equally inviting place for business meetings or celebrations with family and friends. And with outside summer dining on the Main Square, the place indeed is par excellence!

Chopin Restaurant Krakow, Rynek Główny 39 phone: +48 12 433 70 10 www.chopinkrakow.pl restauracja@chopinkrakow.pl

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DA PIETRO RESTAURANT

Da Pietro Restaurant Krakow, Rynek Główny 17 phone: +48 12 422 3279 www.dapietro.pl

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Da Pietro, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and retains the honor of being the town’s first purveyor of fine Italian; it continues to impart culinary excellence within its cellared home on the Main Square. At its helm is owner Elizabeth Nowosad, gifted with a special eye for detail. The menu delights with items such as the outstanding veal steak with parma ham and sage; the zander with warm mushrooms and vegetable salad; and an authentically true array of Italian pasta and pizza clearly made with a wholesome difference. Desserts such as the creme brulee and the delicious panna cotta are difficult to stay away from. The restaurant is unique in that it is the only one in Krakow to have its own vineyard on nearby Silver Mountain, enabling one to savor local wine as well as from the 160 other labels from Italy and around the world. With outside terrace seating, Da Pietro remains a wonderful choice for a perfect lunch or dinner!


APERITIF FARINARESTAURANT RESTAURANT

The creative brilliance of Monika Turasiewicz, the brainchild behind Farina, has placed this restaurant within the top echelon of Krakow’s culinary scene. To be found at the quiet corner of St. Marka and St. Jana, a splendid location in the Old Town, Farina’s reputation has grown due to its marvelous fresh fish and sea food, impeccably executed dishes, home-made pasta and dumplings, and innovative yet traditional standards. Located in premises which are historical--the beamed ceilings date back to 1618--the culinary output here may go down in the history books as well! Those with Polish inclinations should try the duck with apples glazed in honey, the grilled trout with garlic and almonds, or the cheese and potato filled pierogi ruskie. With spacious candle-lit rooms, and service par excellence Farina stands firm as one of the Krakow greats. Complimentary aperitif welcomes guests carrying TOP!

Farina Restaurant Krakow, Św. Marka 16 phone: + 48 12 422 16 80 www.farina.com.pl

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NAZWA NAZWA EDO FUSION RESTAURACJI RESTAURACJI RESTAURANT ASIAN CUSINE

Edo Fusion Restaurant Asian Cusine Krakow, Miodowa 8 phone: + 48 12 426 24 24 www.edofusion.pl

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Edo Fusion Asian cusine, the sister restaurant of pure Japanese Edo Sushi, is as the name suggests an excellent locale for much sought after Asian fusion, where dishes created with a wide canvas of flavors especiallyfrom the recognized cuisines of Japan and Thailand are juxtaposed with flavors and techniques from the Mediterranean, Italy, and even Mexico; this is creativity in the kitchen at its very best. A stunning interior implements the idea of modernfusion firmly in the mind, preparing one to appreciate and savor delicacies such as the black tiger shrimp batter fried with cilantro and shitake mushroom; cod marinated in sweet miso paste; halibut in sake served on cucumber Carpaccio; and the fried wheat noodles with chicken in curry sauce. An outstanding journey of flavors is what one experiences here at Edo Fusion! Savings Note: off with TOP!


NAZWA EDO RESTAURACJI SUSHI BAR

Edo Sushi, the oldest existing sushi place in Krakow is located in historic Kazimierz. This is an inspired effort by owner Piotr Zajczkowski with typical Japanese rooms and a menu designed by the finest sushi masters working in Poland. Examples include nigiri, fish toppings on rice; futomaki and hosomaki, large and small rolls in nori or the flat seaweed; uramaki, with the rice outside; and various sashimi and sushi. Of course, these may be washed down perhaps with sake chosen from an impressive list, or the very sweet Choya plum wine, or just Japanese beer, or tea. With a Japanese attired friendly staff, the experience at Edo Sushi promises to be marvelous indeed! Open from 12 noon to 11 pm, lunch is served up to 4 pm with special sushi sets and a special lunch menu to make one a regular here at Edo! Savings Note: off with TOP!

Edo Sushi Bar Krakow, Boşego Ciała 3 phone: + 48 12 422 24 24 www.edosushi.pl

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GRANDE GRILL RESTAURANT

Grande Grill Restaurant Krakow, Rynek Główny 16 phone: +48 424 96 21 restauracja@grandegrill.pl www.grandegrill.pl

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Grande Grill has quickly achieved the reputation of the best steakhouse in Krakow, located in a courtyard setting in the Main Square. Over the many years since its opening in 1999, the management has worked on gaining the trust and recognition of its patrons, and to acutely sense their expectations Thus this is a place which has come to pride itself on the notion of delivering well an Americanstylized menu with succulent grilled meats beef, pork, chicken and seafood served alongside light, flavorful salads. An outstanding selection of drinks and cocktails, top-notch service, and a remarkable positive energy, provides excellent relaxation. The emphasis on quality here provides a truly outstanding experience for the many satisfied locals and Krakow visitors who choose to dine at Grande Grill.


NAZWA RESTAURACJI

Plac Matejki, where Jarema is located, is named after 19th century painter Jan Matejko who enshrined many of the glorious traditions of Polish kings and their victorious armies. Jarema enshrines yet another Polish tradition—kresowa, the cuisine in focus here. Originating from the eastern borders of historical Poland, an area known as Kresy, Polish dishes combined under eastern influences to constitute what is served here; such as exceptional lamb cutlets; quail stuffed with figs; pierogi with liver and grits; and a standard favorite, bigos served under the inspiring title of Great Master of the Royal Hunt Bigos! A three-roomed interior provides a cozily matched setting to the menu which varies with the seasons and marks the traditions that are tied to them. With Michelin’s two forks and spoons rating, summer garden seating, Jarema is an excellent experience!

JAREMA RESTAURANT

Jarema Restaurant Krakow, Plac Matejki 5 phone: +48 12 429 36 69 www.jarema.pl

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KOGEL MOGEL RESTAURANT

Kogel Mogel Restaurant Krakow, Sienna 12 phone: +48 12 426 49 68 www.kogel-mogel.pl

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A few short steps from the Main Square, Kogel Mogel a new Polish restaurant has already contributed to Krakow’s culinary scale like no other. The bistro-inspired interiors are elegant, spread almost along the length of an entire block. The place of course is where Polish cuisine prepared by our Chef is at its very best, prepared at a much higher level than one can ordinarily find with items such as the velvety goose liver pate with pistachios served with fig preserves; the roasted leg of goose confit, marinated in red wine, honey and marjoram, served with roasted plum; and for dessert the creme brulee Bistro de Paris- with grated orange peel. With an excellent selection, coffee, and drinks combined with a wonderful open air terrace for the summer, Kogel Mogel has come to be an outstanding addition to Krakow’s restaurant scene!


LA CAMPANA TRATTORIA

Michelin Guide recommended Italian restaurant La Campana is located on Kanonicza, the oldest street in Krakow. Refreshing to the senses, its dĂŠcor is best described as warm and immensely elegant, in complete union with an impressive back garden viewed through its windows. A comprehensive menu ensures that there is something for palate. Special mention must be made of the careful selection of the finest prosciutto, from San Daniele for example, to be had with fresh figs, melon, or fresh mozzarella. An impressive array of pasta, such as the rigatoni with tenderloin, garlic and tomatoes are great precursors to main courses such as the tender lamb chops in sage and pine nuts; or the zander fillet served with vegetable ratatouille in orange and saffron sauce. As expected, the wine list, desserts, and coffee are all outstanding. Fine indeed!

Trattoria la Campana Krakow, Kanonicza 7 phone: +48 12 430 22 32 www.lacampana.pl

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LIKUS HOTELS & RESTAURANTS: COPERNICUS

Copernicus Restaurant Krakow, Kanonicza 16 phone: +48 12 424 34 00 +48 12 424 34 21 open from midday to 11pm www.hotel.com.pl

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The restaurant at the exclusive Hotel Copernicus located at the foot of Wawel Castle on ancient, picturesque Kanonicza Street, melds subtle modernity with elements of the Renaissance period. A direct reflection of how the menu has been fashioned where traditions of nobilityinspired cuisine have been infused with a nouvelle touch. Proof for the most discriminating palates lies in its superb dishes with a menu that changes with the rhythms of the season, purveying its delights in the form of succulent meats, pates, mushroom dishes, lobster, freshwater fish, and foie gras. A wine list of over 200 ensures that one’s menu selections will be well matched with what one chooses to sip. Desserts range from ethereal sorbets to chocolate soufflÊ served with peppermint ice cream, or simply the choicest chocolate truffles. Recommended by the Michelin Guide, this is a culinary masterpiece indeed!


LIKUS HOTELS & RESTAURANTS: AMARONE

Located in the landmark Pod Roza Hotel in the heart of town is Restaurant Amarone. This place is a notch up from the ordinary Italian that is found almost in every part of this city. With a foundation rooted in classic Italian cuisine, the emphasis here is to always go the extra mile; if it is pasta, rest assured it is not out of a packet, but is handmade right here on premises. What emerges on one’s plate therefore is the epitome of freshness, flavor, and creativity. The arched interiors is an apt setting, transporting one’s mind to Italy, especially as one savors items such as the carpaccio, excellent lamb, and the pasta accompanied by fine wines. The restaurant boasts its own vinoteka; its wine collection having won awards from the prestigious Wine Spectator World. Elegance and culinary refinement indeed exist at their very highest at Amarone! Please note: Lunch Special each day for just 50 PLN.

Amarone Restaurant Krakow, Floriańska 14 (entrance from the św. Tomasza) phone: +48 12 424 33 81 +48 12 424 33 00

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LIKUS HOTELS & RESTAURANTS: TRZY RYBKI

Trzy Rybki Krakow, Szczepańska 5 (Stary Hotel) phone: +48 12 384 08 08 +48 12 384 08 01 open from midday to 11 pm www.hotel.com.pl

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Traces of the historical past merge subtly with the absolute contemporary at the super-elegant five-star Stary Hotel, located in the very heart of Krakow. The hotel’s stunning restaurant, Michelin Guide recommended, Trzy Rybki is located on the ground floor beneath an expansive glass roof. Its superb offerings bring forth the finest traditions of Polish cuisine inscribed within its interpretations of a nouvelle Polish menu. The menu, as should be, is matched with the season’s bounties with compositions that include venison, forest mushrooms, truffles, fish, sea-food, and home-made pasta. An abundantly populated wine list is well complemented by an equally lavish selection of Italian cheese. For a unique night-time experience one can go up to the rooftop grill and bar for lunch, dinner, or a glass of wine to enjoy an exhilarating panorama of the town, and to capture the atmosphere of the Main Market Square.


LE SCANDALE RESTAURANT & COCKTAIL BAR

The dilemma to visit a top restaurant or a top notch bar has been solved by Le Scandale. This place defines versatility with its excellent restaurant, lounge bar, and a terrace garden. Frequented heavily by the whose-who of town, it opens its doors at 8 a.m. each day for breakfast, serving dinner all the way well past midnight. Its broad, international a la carte menu served all-day, the breakfast buffet from 8 am-12 pm with its wide selection priced at just 22 PLN, as well as its Tapas Bar, show Le Scandale’s ability to provide what guests truly value and relish. Many themed evenings and events makes it also very attractive on the weekend evenings. The wine card with nearly 60 selection and over a 100 cocktails makes the ordering of drinks a unique experience. The perennial terrace deserves special attention with its outstanding atmosphere, making all of Le Scandale definitely something to write home about!

Le Scandale Krakow, Plac Nowy 9 phone: +48 12 430 68 55 www.facebook.com/LeScandale www.scandale.pl

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LOZA RESTAURANT

Rynek Główny 41 Loża, has a legendary reputation, located in the Main Square with a view of the Cloth Hall and Saint Mary’s Church. With a unique interior that emphasizes art deco, it has become the place of choice for the cultural elite—famous personalities from the world of theatre, film, politics, and media all inevitably end up at Loża as their preferred spot for inspired chats or relaxation. Excellent coffee, an exquisite Italian restaurant, a drink bar with a topshelf collection from around the globe, a sophisticated wine list, is all part of its credentials. The place recognizes the varied needs of many a patron, and is perhaps one of the few places on the Square that offers a special smoking room; ideal for those wishing to sip a cognac or coffee whilst enjoying a cigarette. With its focused attention on its guests, there is something for everyone at Loża!

Loża Restaurant Krakow, Rynek Główny 41 phome: +48 12 429 29 62 www.loza.pl loza@loza.pl

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MAMMA MIA TRATTORIA

Mamma Mia Trattoria Krakow, Karmelicka 14 phone: +48 12 430 04 92 phone/fax: +48 12 422 28 68 www.mammamia.net.pl

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Minutes from the Main Square, Mamma Mia offers authentic Italian in a dolce vita setting with its wood burning stove, warm colors, and photographs from the home country. Credit goes in large part to its chef Robert Koczwara, whose allegiance to Italian culinary traditions is the reason for its enormous success. Here a wide variety of pizza is always a winning choice, and soups such as the cream of broccoli with salmon bits; the gnocchi stuffed with goat cheese and truffle paste; mussels in tomato sauce; the veal cutlets stewed in white wine sauce; and desserts such as the semifreddo—partially frozen, made with whipped cream and amaretto, are all excellent. An extensive wine list from Spain, France, Italy, Chile, Argentina, ensures a wonderful balance with what is ordered. Mamma Mia—a great choice always for a splendid time!


MARMOLADA RESTAURANT

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Marmolada located in the Main Square is designed to evoke childhood memories of visits to grandma, family dinners, and tasty pancakes gobbled down with marmalade. The combination of flavors and nostalgia is an alluring platform where a Polish menu filled with the rich aromas of spices and a fruits has come alive to delight in many ways. The encompassing menu emphasizes the use of the finest ingredients such that whatever emanates from the kitchen is of the highest quality. The restaurant offers items such as the golden spareribs marinated with plum vodka, topped with fruit ratatouille; beef tenderloin with pears fried in red wine and honey; and the Zander fried in butter and olive oil, with leek and mushrooms. Intensely flavorful desserts such as the traditional Krakow cheese cake served with bitter chocolate complete this marmalade of flavors and a happy time!

Marmolada Restaurant Krakow, Grodzka 5 phone: +48 12 396 49 46 www.marmoladarestauracja.pl

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MILANO RESTAURANT KOGEL MOGEL RESTAURANT

Milano Ristorante Krakow, św. Jana 1 phone: +48 12 374 13 10 mobile: +48 694 440 198 www.milanokrakow.pl restauracja@palacbonerowski.pl

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Milano Restaurant brings to mind many things; foremost amongst them is redefining the idea of a fine dining experience. This is an Italian restaurants pulsating with a rare vitality. Located on a corner in the Main Square, its warm earth interiors, crisp white-linen draped tables adorned with the soft glow of candlelight all come together in highlighting a menu which is illustrative of the tremendous thought and effort that has been put into it by Chef Grzegorz Fic. Items such as the Spaghetti a’la Milano roasted with seafood in parchment paper; roasted salmon with spinach and saffron sauce, the Lamb Ossobucco al’a Milano with grilled gnocchi and pizzas straight from the oven are all incredibly outstanding. Desserts such as the Crème brûlée or chocolate soufflé with a heart of dark chocolate. With an extensive wine list and a warm, attentive staff, Milano tops on the culinary scale at all levels!


MIÓD MALINA RESTAURANT

Miód Malina—“Honey Raspberry” is a term used in colloquial Polish to express delight! This Michelin Guide recommended Polish restaurant excites at all levels. Spread over two hall-like rooms, its warm rustic interior is made cozier by a large wood-burning oven, and fresh flowers illumined in an abundance of candlelight. Menu highlights include the special oscypek cheese with cranberry jelly; the savory duck with mushrooms and plum sauce; succulent tenderloin; delicate lamb chops served with blueberry sauce and roasted garlic; and desserts such as the racuchy, which is a homemade apple pancake served warm with a tempting vanilla and caramel sauce—all wonderfully outstanding. With a carefully chosen wine list, a wide selection of liquors, and a friendly staff, Miód Malina offers true delight indeed!

Miód Malina Restaurant open: Mon–Fri from midday to midnight; Sat, Sun from 11am to midnight Krakow, Grodzka 40 phone: +48 12 430 04 11 www.miodmalina.pl

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POD ANIOŁAMI RESTAURANT

Pod Aniołami, which translates into Under the Angels, is located on what is known as the Royal Route, impeccably delivering its history. In the restored chamber upstairs, grand receptions are organized amidst the splendor of 18th-century paintings! Starters such as the mushroom soup with noodles; the delicious fish soup flavored with saffron and parsley, are great precursors to spectacular main courses. The grilled sirloin with capers and rosemary; pork served with baked apple and bacon, served with pickles and horseradish sauce, are all exceptional. A beech-wood grill serves a wide array of meats to be had perhaps in the medievalstyle courtyard garden that’s open all year round. Desserts include sernik, the Polish cheesecake; or szarlotka, which is the local apple pie. Pod Aniołami is indeed a culinary experience from when real nobility paraded along the Royal Route!

Pod Aniołami Krakow, Grodzka 35 phone: +48 12 421 39 99 open from 1pm to midnight www.podaniolami.pl

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SCANDALE ROYAL RESTAURANT

Scandale Royal Restaurant Krakow, Plac Szczepański 2 phone: +48 12 422 13 33 www.facebook.com/ScandaleRoyalKrk www.scandale.pl

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Scandale Royal offers a sophisticated, international menu, with the mantra being an emphasis on quality-- may it be the seafood, the fine cuts of beef, or farm-fresh poultry. The steaks here are outstanding, and when paired with attentive service, the experience is indeed a relishing one! Every dish, meticulously made from scratch, is complemented with a full bar and Scandale Royal is a place for all wants and seasons. There are private dining rooms as well; all group sizes or budgets-- from smaller birthdays to larger corporate events--are all molded here into memorable occasions. With the kitchen open until midnight during weekdays and until 2 a.m. on weekends, this is indeed a place that always offers quality and a wonderful time!


STUDIO QULINARNE RESTAURANT

Studio Qulinarne, recommended by the 2014 Michelin Guide, reflects luxurious elegance. Located in an old bus garage adjacent to the Museum of Municipal Engineering. Faรงade of windows reveals interiors replete with 19th century furniture. Bookshelves, lamps, and glass doors extend from floor to ceiling, and the menu here reads like culinary poetry reflecting seasonal changes of the products . Current menu includes foie gras with russet apple and nuts; beef carpaccio with gorgonzola and white chocolate sauce; ravioli with cuttlefish ink, white fish and mace sauce; and salmon with wasabi jelly and tea powder., Cream of walnuts with chocolate is truly outstanding for dessert! Romantic evenings with live piano music encouraged to visit us. Outstanding selection of wines from all corners of the world and a wide array of mixed drinks can be found in our bar -a dining experience to cherish!

Studio Qulinarne Restaurant Krakow, Gazowa 4 phone: +48 12 430 69 14 www.studioqulinarne.pl

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SKANSEN SMAKOW RESTAURANT

If an outing to a highland inn is the experience one is desirous of, then just a few kilometers from the center near Wola Justowska is stands Skansen Smakow. The words Smakow means “flavors” and these here, but of course, are from the highland regions that lie in close proximity to Krakow. Dishes such as the veal with mushrooms, served with vegetables in bechamel sauce and buckwheat are a true treat for the palate. Service at the hands of a joyously friendly staff, all attired in the colorful highland dress, adds to the overall authenticity and bonhomie with live music, regional dances, special entertainment every Sunday, and Polish beer is the extra garnish that adds to the special flavors here. This regional inn is surrounded by nature walks, lakes, indoor and outdoors children’s play areas, and this is a special heaven for those who wish to combine an active day out with scrumptious, wholesome dining!

Skansen Smaków Restaurant Kryspinów phone: +48 12 357 10 06 www.skansensmakow.pl

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SOME PLACE ELSE RESTAURANT

SomePlace Else Restaurant Krakow, Powiśle 7 phone: +48 12 662 1670 Open: Monday – Friday 4:00 pm - 0:00 am Saturday – Sunday 12:00 pm - 0:00 am Happy Hour - everyday 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm www.someplace-else.pl

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Every once in a while, one has a carving to just let loose in an ultra casual setting, and perhaps the thought of a sports bar comes to mind; SomePlace Else is just that place! This place epitomizes relaxation and the executive chef has focused on creating a menu that goes exceedingly well with that idea this indeed is an outstanding tex-mex inspired menu—the Chicken Wrap with grilled strips of chicken; the Slim Figure Salad with an assortment of greens, tomatoes, mozzarella, and grilled chicken breast; the Big T-bone steak served with garlic and herb butter are all rather enjoyable! Along with delicious drinks and cocktails this has become the ultimate place to hang-out with family, friends, and colleagues, and sports fans have 9 plasma screens to enjoy exciting events. A wonderfully large summer garden, and an attentive, professional staff makes the fun all the more cheery!


THE OLIVE RESTAURANT

Welcome New Year 2014 with us! The Olive – Sheraton’s spectacular atrium restaurant. Dominating interior of the 1200 sq.m. glass-roofed lobby welcoming the guests regularly serving Mediterranean fare, breakfast, lunch and dinner in this year-round ‘courtyard’. On this exceptional night – as the last one this year - we have prepared a special offer as we would like to take you on an amazing journey through the culinary world. Discover various tastes & flavors offered by our Executive Chef Tomasz Leśniak on a gourmet buffet accompanied by our selection of wines and beverages. It will also be a pure delight for your spirit – the exceptional band and DJ will invite you to dance to the greatest hits of last years. We have not forgotten about the youngest – children are welcome in our Kids Corner, clown entertainment & snacks included.Let us celebrate these special moments together!

The Olive Restaurant Sheraton Krakow Hotel, Powiśle 7 phone: +48 12 662 1000 open: Monday – 6:30 am - 10:30 am Tuesday - Friday 6:30 am - 10:30 am, 12:00 - 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Saturday 7:00 am -11:00 am, 12:00 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Sunday 7:00 am -11:00 am www.sheraton.com/krakow

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SZARA RESTAURANT

Szara Restaurant Krakow, Rynek Główny 6 phone: +48 12 421 66 69 www.szara.pl

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Located in the Main Square steps this Michelin recommended restaurant makes a ceremony of a culinary outing with aproned waiters, gothic arched interiors, and ornate silverware. The international menu here may be best described as a reflection of the clientele that converges from all over the globe. Appetizers such as the Swedish style marinated herring served with potato is an ideal prologue to dishes composed of succulent meats and fish in the form of the Plankstek, which is beef sirloin served on an oak plank with pommes duchesse and yellow string beans wrapped in bacon; or the Halibut served on a bed of beetroot and carrots. The panna cotta with forest fruits and a comprehensive wine list help complete the vision of this gastronomic delight! Szara also serves a delightful breakfast, daily from 8 until 12 noon at prices that are indeed quite reasonable.


SZARA KAZIMIERZ RESTAURANT

Szara Kazimierz has become a culinary ornament gracing Krakow’s historic Jewish enclave. Since it opened in 2006 it has convincingly received Michelin Recommendations five years in a row, and the comparison to its elder counterpart in the Main Square have yielded but one answer—just as classy and outstanding! Within its spacious venue the décor is reflective of the fact that the place delivers the highest quality with a menu similar to its sister restaurant. Appetizers such as the mozzarella with strawberries and baby spinach; the salmon tartar with capers and mustard sauce; main courses such as the marinated turkey breast with cherry sauce; the sole rolls with salmon mousse and a lobster sauce, are excellent. Equipped with an elaborate bar with quality drinks and wonderful coffee, this indeed is the type of place that transforms one’s time here into a precious, warm memory!

Szara Kazimierz Restaurant Krakow, Szeroka 39 phone: +48 12 429 12 19 www.szarakazimierz.pl

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PIMIENTO RESTAURANT

Pimiento Restaurant Krakow, Józefa 26 phone: +48 12 421 25 02 pimiento@pimiento.pl Krakow, Stolarska 13 phone: +48 12 422 66 72 stolarska@pimiento.pl www.pimiento.pl

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Pimiento is the first ever Argentinean grill restaurant in Krakow offering juicy grilled meats, cooked on the “asado”— where natural wood and coal embers ensure all of the meat’s natural flavors are preserved. Argentinean cuisine has heavy influences of Mediterranean cultures, and under the brilliant ownership of Marcin Seweryn, all of this is very much true here. Each cut of meat, Pampas grass fed and imported from Argentina, is individually seasoned to impart a truly authentic dining experience. Popular cuts are the bife de costilla, similar to the T-bone; and bife de chorizo, a steak cut off the rib and equivalent to rump or sirloin. Various other cuts of beef, pork, chicken, and chorizo are served with special sauces, rice, salads, and vegetables. Great desserts, a diverse wine list, and friendly service, make Pimiento a wonderful detour from Krakow to Gaucho country!


TRADYCYJA RESTAURANT

Located in a prime setting in the Main Square, Tradycja Restaurant is spread over two levels including a period basement welcoming all those who have in their hearts a yearning for uniqueness and a hearty appetite to complement this. This restaurant satisfies at all levels in its spacious yet cozy interiors serving a menu that transcribes both traditional Polish, as well as Italian with offerings specifically inspired by the cuisine of sunny Tuscany. The menu, which is dominated by dumplings, mushrooms, flavorful meat, and niche products from Polish farms, is interspersed with a choice of traditional Italian dishes, pasta, vineripened tomatoes and cheese. While the combination of Polish and Italian is common in Krakow, Tradycja has taken this combination with a sense of seriousness towards both, guaranteeing a culinary experience which promises to be excellent!

Tradycyja Restaurant Krakow, Rynek Główny 15 phone: +48 12 424 96 16 rezerwacja@tradycyja.com.pl www.tradycyja.pl

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WIERZYNEK RESTAURANT

Wierzynek with Its 14th century interiors of ornate beams, period art, and frescoes, has hosted distinguished heads of state such as Emperor Akihito, Queen Elizabeth II, George Bush Sr., and celebrities such as Steven Spielberg, Robert De Niro, and Sophie Marceau. This is indeed a unique setting for traditional Polish cuisine from the kitchens of the past nobility. Items such as the wild-boar meat dumplings; the venison ham with sauerkraut served with groats; veal shank with potato dumplings and beetroot; and the deer tartare with quail eggs, are all outstanding. Desserts include handmade pastries and confectionery made with age-old recipes and techniques, as well as the pralines created out of love and passion for chocolate! The American bestseller “1000 Places to See before You Die” indeed mentions Wierzynek, making it a place that is a must-visit whilst in Krakow!

Wierzynek Restaurant Wierzynek Restaurant Krakow, Rynek Krakow, Główny Rynek15 Główny 16, phone: +48 phone: 12 424 +48 960012 424 96 00 rezerwacja@wierzynek.com.pl rezerwacja@wierzynek.com.pl www.wierzynek.pl www.wierzynek.pl

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POD PAPUGAMI WENTZL RESTAURANT RESTAURANT

Wentzl Restaurant Krakow, Rynek Główny 19 Pod Papugami Restaurant phone: +489a, 12Wroclaw 429 52 99 Sukiennice www.restauracjawentzl.pl phone: 071 343 92 75

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Wentzl Restaurant, situated upstairs at No. 19 Main Square, brings forth to this day culinary traditions that reach back to the late 18th century when Jan Wentzl located his eatery here. The house itself, known as “Pod Obrazem”, which means “Under the Painting”, was built nearly 400 years ago. Blessed by its history and a great location overlooking Krakow’s center, guests continue to pour in. Eespecially now that Magda Gessler has taken over its helms. The aroma of herbs wafts through the halls; the salad with quail egg; crispy foie gras with strawberries, walnuts and duck, are just a few items showcasing her culinary artistry. Dessert takes on a finer pleasure with the view from the windows overlooking the Main Square; the meringue dacquoise with dates and coffee cream is delightful, making this a most gratifying place with nothing more to be desired!


WESELE RESTAURANT

In Polish, “Wesele” means “wedding party”. This Michelin Guide recommended restaurant is exquisitely arranged and adorned with a 16th century ceiling and floral arrangements. Located on the Main Square, this is where nouvelle Polish is winning accolades from both the locals as well as visitors. The carpaccio of venison with fresh berries, capers and parmesan cheese; the mixed salad with duck, orange, and pistachio with basil-garlic dressing; and venison with gingerbread sauce, made with red wine, honey and mandarins; are all ethereally delightful. Desserts touch a high note as well with items such as the warm cheese pancakes with vanilla and caramel mousse. With an elaborate wine list, a staff that is eager to please, and live concerts every evening from Wednesday to Saturday, Wesele indeed is a marriage of exquisite elegance and a good time!

Wesele Restaurant Krakow, Rynek Główny 10 phone: +48 12 422 74 60 www.weselerestauracja.pl

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BULL PUB

Bull Pub Krakow, Mikołajska 2 phone: +48 12 423 11 68 www.bullpub.pl

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If an evening out in Krakow is to be cherished as a memory for years to come then a visit to Bull Pub is in the cards. A long-time favorite of both locals and visitors to Krakow, the place is steeped in history and rich drinking tradition. This is indeed an old traditional English pub situated in the heart of old Krakow, where an almost Victorian dĂŠcor helps create a pleasant and a thoroughly enjoyable atmosphere, and literally transports one mentally into a quaint place somewhere in England. Bull Pub offers its guests a well equipped bar with a wide selection of whiskeys including single malts and a wide range of beers, from Irish and English to Polish barreled beers. Your drinks would be well accompanied by the exquisite snacks, or topped off with a Cuban cigar from its well equipped humidor!


U LALA CAFE & LUNCH TIME

U Lala, an extraordinary café-restaurant is located on a classy corner in the Main Square with its abundant and super elegant terrace seating and a remarkable interior décor, serves a complete array of fine foods. Impressive are the 100% natural, home-made pastries and cakes, delicious from grandma’s recipe-books made with pure, natural ingredients-butter, milk, honey, vanilla, and nuts! Sweet cocktails, fine coffees and teas, salads and sandwiches, and healthy, inspiring breakfast selections which include various options—traditional Polish, Mediterranean, and French-make this a great place for lunch and casual dining. One can indeed partake from a wide selection of offerings here right through the day. This place is an outstanding venue serving up all of its pleasures; a class act is perhaps what best describes U Lala!

U Lala Cafe & Lunch Time Krakow, Rynek Główny 42 phone: +48 12 374 13 07 mobile: +48 694 440 198 www.ulalacafe.pl

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Basztowa 15 Open: Monday - Friday 6 am - 8 pm Saturday 7 am - 6 pm Sunday 8 am - 5 pm Karmelicka 22 Open: Monday - Friday 7 am - 8 pm Saturday 8 am - 8 pm Sunday 8 am - 8 pm Pl. Dominikański 2 Open: Monday - Friday 7 am - 7 pm Saturday 8 am - 8 pm Sunday 8 am - 10 pm


LAJKONIK. HOUSE OF BAKERY

Lajkonik. House of Bakery, located in the immediate environ of the Main Square, is that type of special place which is perfect for meeting friends, family, and even business colleagues. There is always a congenial time spent here chatting over breakfast, lunch, or simply coffee, tea, or even cocoa. Its fresh goodies and offerings reflect the place’s emphasis on quality; creative sandwiches and succulent salads, pastries, cakes, and fruit pies, and chocolates too are all outstanding. Beverages such as the Raspberry and Cinnamon Latte; the Cappuccino Caramel; and the Winter Moccacino are not only superbly creative but also satisfy at every level. All drinks are available to-go, however time spent sipping these sitting inside adds a wholesome dimension. Lajkonik has truly gained a reputation for offering excellent products in a classy yet relaxed setting. Highly recommended!

Lajkonik. House of Bakery Krakow, Basztowa 15 phone: +48 533 335 281 Krakow, Pl. Dominikański 2 phone: +48 533 335 282 Krakow, Karmelicka 22 phone: +48 533 335 284

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KOBALT POTTERY AND MORE

Kobalt, an outstanding ceramics store is located on Grodzka 62, just steps from the Main Square. It is a world of its own, offering a wide spectrum of the unique style of Polish pottery that is an absolute must for every home in this country, and is increasingly something which people from all over the world are beginning to cherish. Kobalt’s products are all hand-decorated with a unique stamping technique used for pottery by top-quality craftsmen. The items-- dishes, platters, plates, cup, pots, and many others-are renowned not only for their beauty but also for day to day practicality. Traditional designs go handin-hand with being completely safe for modern day kitchen and food practices including use in microwave ovens, dishwashers, and freezers. The products at Kobalt are indeed a must-carry-home, to serve as a permanent reminder of Krakow’s beauty!

Kobalt pottery and more Grodzka 62, Kraków phone: +48 798380431 www.kobalt.com.pl info@kobalt.com.pl www.facebook.com/kobalt.pottery

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NAZWA RESTAURACJI BORUNI

Boruni Galleries in Krakow: Grodzka 60, Ĺšw. Jana 2 (at the Amber Museum) , Crown Piast Hotel, Radzikowskiego 109 www.boruni.pl, www.ambershop.pl www.amber.com.pl, www.ambermuseum.eu

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The Boruni Amber Galleries offer the finest amber jewellery while educating its customers with an interesting film on the secrets of amber. The Boruni Galleries offer a wide range of quality products, from the simplest silver and amber earrings, to the most exquisite pieces made by leading Polish artists and producers of jewellery with amber and other precious stones. Besides jewellery set in sterling silver, as well as 14- and 18- carat gold for both women and men, you can also find unique items for everyday use such as: letter openers, ornamented spoons and forks, and wondrous sculptures all made with amber. With a friendly and helpful staff that are more than happy to help, this is indeed a perfect place for getting the perfect gift for your loved ones and friends! Every product we sell has a certificate of authenticity issued by the Cracow Amber Museum.


PASAZ 13

Located in the Main Market Square, this historical building is home to a one-ofa-kind retail complex named Pasaż 13, an architectural masterpiece that has now become the backdrop to elite stores and shopping catering to the quality conscious customer. It is clear at once that this is indeed a retail heaven, with the great quality of stores and brand names resonating perfectly with the outstanding location. From Batycki to Stefanel from DSQUARED2 do YSL, and from Pollini to Lantier, all these and more reside side by side together at Pasaż 13. Located within this are gourmet stores such as Delikatesy 13 and Vinoteka 13; the unique Delikatesy offers a variety of high-end Polish and international produce, and Vinoteka provides a similarly rich palette which includes hundreds of quality wines. Extremely inviting to be sure!

Pasaż 13 Krakow, Rynek Główny 12–13

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DOM & KWIATY

Dom i Kwiaty, which translates into Home and Flowers, is indeed a refreshing interpretation of how home decor and flowers come together along with an assortment of fine merchandise completing this equation—items such as flower vases and ceramics, scented candles and home fragrances, tableware and much more. Indeed the atmosphere the store imparts is one of modern, sophisticated coziness, with a vast range of flowers and flower arrangements that are truly inspirational. Not surprisingly Dom i Kwiaty has become the place to order bouquets and flower arrangements for the house and garden, for friends and family, as well as for special occasions like weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries. Just step in on your way home to get some fresh flowers or just to browse around in this lovely, fragrant environment. The store is open every day of the week including Sunday!

Dom & Kwiaty Krakow, Królowej Jadwigi 248 mobile: +48 663 772 191 facebook: Dom&Kwiaty

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AUTODIRECT CAR PURCHASE Buy Cars The New, Efficient Way Finally, the cutting edge way to purchase cars, both brand new and pre-owned, has finally arrived in Poland with the recent launch of Autodirect’s new web portal, www.autosalon24.pl. Prospective car buyers in the country now virtually have the best of the entire Polish car market on their desktop. Says CEO, Mr. Grzegorz Kwiatkowski “This business model has been successfully implemented in Western Europe. In countries such as Spain or France almost 15% of cars are purchased in this way.” Buy

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Finally, the cutting edge way to purchase cars, both brand new and pre-owned, has finally arrived in Poland with the recent launch of Autodirect’s new web portal, www.autosalon24.pl. Prospective car buyers in the country now virtually have the best of the entire Polish car market on their desktop. Says CEO, Mr. Łukasz Gębski “This business model has been successfully implemented in Western Europe. In countries such as Spain or France almost 15% of cars are purchased in this way.”

Autodirect SA Al. Jerozolimskie 133, 16th floor Warsaw 02-304 www.autosalon24.pl

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Autosalon24.pl offers tremendous advantages over conventional ways of buying cars, which include: • Significantly better price with dealerships competing to provide the highest discount in order to make the sale; • Clean, transparent, and secure business practices—cars are provided by official authorized car dealerships only with bank payments made directly to the dealer’s bank account; • The widest possible choice between virtually all brands of cars and motorbikes; • One stop shopping for financing, (credit, leasing) and insurance, and professional advice by autosalon24.pl consultants in identifying what’s most suitable; • Customized requirements delivered to the doorstep such as winter tires, baby seats, individual leather interior, and auto spa treatments such as scratch-proofing; • And finally lots of time saved which is perhaps the most important factor today. On occasion an identified vehicle with the best deal may in fact be available at a dealership in a distant town. In these cases autosalon24.pl would be delighted in making travel arrangements to get one there to take delivery of one’s new car, always a thrilling experience made better perhaps with a sightseeing holiday in a different city! With almost every car and model, along with a good choice of motorbikes autosalon24.pl is indeed the place to purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle. The best possible price and service is indeed just a few computer clicks with no running around and wasting time. Thank you autosalon24.pl!


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First time in Poland!

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25, 26, 29, 30.04.2014 Opera Krakowska ul. Lubicz 48, 31-512 Kraków. Bookings: tel. +48 12 296 62 62 (63)

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CRACOW AMBER MUSEUM

The tourist map of Cracow has a new noteworthy site: The Cracow Amber Museum, whose mission is to showcase the beauty of amber and the valuables made with it, but also to educate in the broadest sense of the term. The Amber – It’s Beauty and History, exhibition developed by the Polish Academy of Sciences Museum of the Earth, Warsaw, has such invaluable educational merit. The exhibition showcases the natural beauty of Baltic amber and provides valuable knowledge about amber’s origin and the history of its crafting. The Museum has a state-of-the-art IRS spectrometer to test the authenticity of Baltic amber and each test is confirmed by a certificate with an individually numbered hologram. One enters the Museum passing through the Boruni Gallery, which offers a veritable review of the top contemporary amber art and craft: from classic designs to the avant garde. You can relax in the café garden and read about amber while sipping a cup of aromatic coffee. Text by Cracow Amber Museum

Cracow Amber Museum Krakow, Św. Jana 2 phone: +48 513 511 512 +48 601 824 646 Open every day from 9 am to 9 pm Admission Free www.ambermuseum.eu

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CULTURAL INTEREST Schindler’s Factory

The permanent exhibition ‘Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945” is a story about the city and its Nazis occupiers who arrived here on September 6, 1939, brutally disrupting Polish-Jewish relations. The history of this war intersects here with everyday life, and the experiences of individuals overlap with this giant tragedy. The motto of this exhibition and of the entire branch of the Historical Museum here is “the factory of memory”. The space of remembrance created at this former Enamel Factory offers the visitors an opportunity to confront the past in a very personal manner. Krakow, Lipowa 4 phone: +48 12 257-10-17 www.mhk.pl

MOCAK – The Museum of Contemporary Art

MOCAK – a new museum of Polish and international contemporary art The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow is the first such museum in Poland to be constructed from scratch. The building was erected on the site of the former Schindler’s Factory, in the post-industrial district of Zabłocie, which in recent years has recently undergone a vigorous renaissance. The building was designed by the Italian architect and interior designer Claudio Nardi. MOCAK has complied an international collection presenting the art of the last 20 years which relates the recent artistic phenomena to the tradition of conceptual art. Krakow, Lipowa 4 phone: +48 12 263 40 01 fax: +48 12 257 10 34 email: office@mocak.pl, www.mocak.com.pl

The MOCAK Collection

Rynek Uderground

In the archaeological park located 4 meters below the surface of Krakow’s Market Square, a section of medieval Krakow has come alive in this outstanding new museum; a place such as this has so far been unprecedented in Europe. One can witness here the evidence of the continuity of trade, pursued uninterrupted for over 800 years. The exhibition “Following the traces of European identity of Kraków” is a multimedia show as well as a journey through time – allowing visitors to not only see the history of the origins of the legendary city, but also to become part of them!

Krakow, Rynek Główny 1 phone: +48 12 426 50 60 info@mhk.pl

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HISTORICAL PLACES Wawel lies on a small hill above the Vistula River where the first settlements began thousands of years ago. There are some real jewels here, amongst them: the exquisite cathedral chapels, the renaissance courtyard and the State Rooms themselves. In the chambers of the castle one will find collections of Oriental art and military trophies, collections of Flemish tapestries of amazing beauty, as well as archaeological specimens. Wawel is open to visitors from 9.30 am to 5 pm, from Tuesday to Friday; on Saturday and Sunday it is open between 11am to 6 pm. Normal admission is 17 pln, and discounted is 10 pln. Tickets are issued for definite entrance hours so one has to comply with the entrance times printed on the ticket.

Wawel, The Royal Castle

The Jagiellonian University was launched in 1364 and after Prague it is the second oldest learning center in this part of Europe. It has been the alma mater of many known personages in science, politics, culture and others, and has shaped the Polish elite over centuries. Besides being an educational center the university has several museums such as the Museum of Pharmacy; the Zoological Museum; or the Botanical Garden. The most important amongst them is the unique Jagiellonian University Museum located in the Collegium Maius. Here one can marvel at the exceptional collection of old scientific instruments, university memorabilia, and portraits of the leading figures of the university over the years.

Jagiellonian University

phot. Artur Żyrkowski Municipality of Krakow, City Promotion and Marketing Office

phot. Anna Wojnar Jagiellonian University

Krakow has about 360 churches and cathedrals— seeing them all would be a great challenge. However, to understand their historical meaning for this city, one can definitely concentrate on the ones located in the center. Visiting the Mariacki Church, which is the central point of Krakow, is a must; here one can find the famous altar of Wit Stwosz, made between 1477 to 1489. Other venues close by not to be missed are the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul on Grodzka street; the Church of St. Wojciech in the Market Square; and the Church of John the Baptist and John the Evangelist on Jana Street.

Churches

phot. Artur Żyrkowski Municipality of Krakow, City Promotion and Marketing Office

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION International prefix for Poland: +48 Krakow area code (when phoning from other regions of Poland): 12

Emergencies:

All emergencies, phoning from a mobile telephone: Ambulance: Police: Municipal Police:

Taxi:

RadioTaxi City Taxi

Transport:

Polish Railways (PKP): Polish Airlines LOT:

24-hour pharmacies (apteka):

Apteka Galla, Galla 26 Apteka Pod Opatrznoscia, Karmelicka 23

Consulates:

Austria: Krupnicza 42 Denmark: sw. Anny 5 France: Stolarska 15 Germany: Stolarska 7 Russia: Biskupia 7 Japan: Grabowskiego 5/3 Lithuania: Chlopickiego 10 Norway: Mazowiecka 25 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: sw. Anny 9 USA: Stolarska 9

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+48 12 191 91 48 12 266 64444 +4819621 www.pkp.pl www.lot.com +48 12 636 7365 +48 12 631 1980 +48 12 424 9900 +48 12 421 7380 +48 12 424 5300 +48 12 424 3000 +48 12 422 2647 +48 12 633 4359 +48 12 413 6518 +48 12 633 0376 +48 12 421 7030 +48 12 424 5100

Tourist Information:

Tourist Information Centre Wyspianski Pavilion www.infokrakow.pl Plac Wszystkich Swietych 2

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