Last Saturday I had one of the nicest Walking Tours in my life! It was organised by the young and awesome team from Free Walking Tour Krakow - you can find them on Facebook or on their website or you can just call them at +48 513 875 814. They generally provide city tours in Polish, English & Spanish. Here are the main offers for Krakow:
- Old Town - everyday APR-OCT 10:00am and 3:30pm (10:30 am in Spanish), NOV-MAR 10:00 am;
- Jewish Kraków - everyday APR-OCT 11:00am and 3:00 pm (3:00 pm in Spanish), NOV-MAR: 1:30 pm.
1st post, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th post and it is the first on Warsaw art, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th with more Warsaw and lucky number 13th with some hussars ;) When I saw their event post on FB I noted it down as "Maybe" but it transformed into YES! last Saturday morning when I saw the lovely weather outside. We had over 24 degrees Celsius that day! Clear sky, loads of sun brining natural vitamin C, birds sining on the trees, flowers blooming and children laughing... It was actually my first day this year when I could not stand it any longer and had to use sunglasses! :o
|Taken from the awesome FB page of the Free Walking Tour Krakow|
***Sixteen metres high, sixty metres wide at the base and eight metres wide at the top, Kopiec Krakusa stands in scruffy contrast to the manicured modern mounds elsewhere in the city, with a muddy path winding around to a bald peak. The site of pagan ritual for centuries, the mound retains an ancient, evocative atmosphere amplified by the surroundings of the cliffs of Krzemionki, the green rolling fields of Płaszów, the grim Liban quarry and the Podgórze cemetery. With incredible views of the city, Krakus Mound lies at the centre of one of Kraków's least explored and most captivating areas and should be visited by anyone looking to take a rewarding detour from the beaten path.
***It can be approached most easily from the major intersection of Al. Powstańców Wielopolskich and ul. Wielicka via ul. Robotnicza to the steps of al. Pod Kopcem (K-5), or by following ul. Dembowskiego (J-5) to the pedestrian bridge over al. Powstańców Wielopolskich to the base of the mound.
It was my first time seeing it up close and personal and I loved it! I did not get to go on the top so I have to visit it one more time but we had a rest at its base. You could see whole Krakow from there. People were relaxing, enjoying the sun, kids were flying kites, everything was so relaxing and zen :) But thinking of the human effort put into building this mound I remembered the movie "The Englishman that went up a hill and came down a mountain"
***At this Walking Tour I bumped into 2 Romanian people :) The world is indeed small. One of them is an Erasmus student and he is here for 1 year to study history and archeology. The lady is here for a year as well but she is working in one of the corporations here. We had a bit of fun and relaxing after the tour. We stayed on the grass at the Krakow Mound and talked a bit about Polish people/ Polish cities and what we know of Poland. We moved the conversation after a while to the pub named Propaganda (you can see our fuzzy picture taken in the dirty/rusty window somewhere above ;) ) and we agreed that we should all go for some more tours together :) It's a deal! ;)
** I made this post out of love! I was not payed in any way and I really enjoyed the StreetArt Tour made by Alicja from the Free Walking Tour Krakow. I reccommend it from all my heart! You will walk a bit but you will see many interesting things! **
The LadyBug Who Very Much Enjoyed The StreetArt Tour :)