What to do in Krakow – a quick 2016 guide

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Krakow is not only a city with a long history and monuments. It is also called as Poland’s capital of culture. You can find here best museums, theaters and over a fifty culture festivals every year. So, if you want to visit the City of Kings is worth to check out the cultural events calendar.We are sure that you find something interesting.

We will try to bring you closer few of the biggest festivals in Cracow:

Photomonth in Cracow
The biggest photography festival in Poland starts in June. Throughout one month you can see dozens of exhibitions in pubs, restaurants or the brewery divided in few section such as experimental or ShowOFF. Besides the exhibitions festival organize workshops and portfolio reviews.

Summer Jazz Festival
The biggest Jazz festival in Cracow presents over 50 concerts of the best Jazz musicians. Concerts are organized at Piwnica Pod Baranami club, Cracow’s Opera, Cracow’s Philharmonics, theaters but also at the Main Square or Archeological Museum.

Opera Viva Festival
Open – air spectacles and concerts at the most beautiful places not only in Cracow. Twardowski Rocks, Wawel Royal Castle even Salt Mine in Wieliczka become stages for excellent performances of the most famous operas.

Jewish Culture Festival
Every year in June and July historically Jewish district of Kazimierz became the centre of Jewish inspired acts, music, theatre and food. Festival connect history with modern Jewish culture.

Etiuda & Anima Film Festival
November is the time for young and independents filmmakers. Every year over hundreds of films from across the globe competing in two contests which give the festival its name.Beside the main contests festival provide a chance to become acquainted with world – class animation artist and most interesting animations and documentaries.

Grolsch ArtBoom Festival
In June public space in Cracow became art gallery. Artist from over the world presents their performances, installations, sculptures all over the city. During the festival you can also see concerts and happenings all over the city.

Wianki
Inspired by pagan celebrates of the summer solstice event became big, open – air performance with world-class musicians, wreath-floating events and fireworks shows. Festival take place in the second half of June on the bend of Vistula River.

Pierogi Festival
One of the most popular food festival in Cracow dedicated for the staple of the Polish diet – pierogi (dumplings) takes place in August. During that festival you can try several types of dumplings – filled with cheese, meat or even fruits like strawberries.