On our very last morning in Kraków we awoke to clear blue skies and sunshine! We'd walked up to Wawel Cathedral the previous day but it was cold and gloomy and we got there just minutes after the Cathedral closed. So on our last morning we decided to arise early and head back up to Wawel (just a 5min walk from our hotel), to finally see this stunning 900-year-old Cathedral. It's steeped in history, and Pope John Paul II (then Karol Wojtyla) was even ordained as a priest there in 1946!
Sadly photos weren't allowed inside, but it was b-eautiful. Absolutely breathtaking. The only downside was that we found the staff and priests quite unfriendly. I constantly felt as though we shouldn't be there, which peeved me off a little. As a Catholic it annoys me so much to feel unwelcome in my own church, and even more annoyed that anyone else from outside the Catholic church would feel unwelcome.
Anywho, after taking in the beauty of the Cathedral we went outside to have a wander in the sunshine.
After a while taking in the history surrounding us, we decided to walk back through the main town, up Grodzka, and round the long way back to the hotel. After all, we were going to be sat down for a few hours at the airport and on the plane, so we thought we may as well make the most of being about to walk around in the fresh air!
It was so lovely to see Kraków in the sunshine before we left. It's beautiful even in the clouds, but in the sunshine it was really something. It made such a lovely change to visit a city that felt like an old medieval town. We collected our suitcases and said goodbye to the Sheraton Krakow. It had been a very comfortable stay, and if you like modern luxury this hotel is definitely for you!
We hopped in a taxi and after spending all of our PLN buying vodka and chocolate in duty free, got on the plane back to London. We had a really lovely weekend in Kraków. If you're after a relaxed weekend eating good Eastern European food and wandering around a really beautiful town steeped in history, this is the place for you.
Read all about Day 1 exploring the Main Square & Jewish Quarter!
Read all about a luxury Polish dinner at Copernicus!
Read all about Day 2 exploring Wieliczka Salt Mines!
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