Krakow in June: 72 hours in Poland’s historic second city

The blue and white flags of Krakow in front of St Mary’s Basilica on the Main Market Square
St Mary’s Basilica
The Collegium Novum (New College) of the Jagiellonian University. Established in 1364, it is Poland’s oldest and most-renowned university
Chicken, potatoes and cauliflower at a restaurant in the Old Town
The Town Hall Tower on the Main Market Square (Rynek Główny)
The Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) which stands at the centre of the Main Market Square
Inside the Cloth Hall
Błonia Park, a large meadow to the west of the historic centre
A model of Wawel Cathedral in front of the real thing, completed in the 11th century. The cathedral stands next to the Wawel Royal Castle
Pod Wawelem restaurant, near to Wawel Royal Castle. The ideal place for seriously large schnitzel and double pints of Tyskie!
St Andrew’s Church in the Old Town, completed in 1098
The Church of Saints Peter and Paul in the Old Town
Retro cameras on sale at a stall in the Old Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz)
Church of St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist in the Old Town
The view of Floriańska Street from the top of St Mary’s Basilica
The view of the Main Market Square from the top of St Mary’s Basilica
The flags of Krakow and the Cloth Hall
More pierogi! This time at Pierogarnia Krakowiacy, on Szewska, just off the Main Square
Artworks for sale in the Old Town
Early evening near St Florian’s Gate
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Warsaw, Poland

Football-related artwork on an underpass near the Józef Piłsudski Municipal stadium
Outside the Józef Piłsudski Municipal stadium (also known as the Polish Army stadium), home of Legia Warsaw
The Chopin statue in the Royal Baths Park (Łazienki Park)
Staszic Palace, seat of the Polish Academy of Sciences, in Warsaw’s old town
Castle Square in Warsaw’s old town
The Royal Castle on Castle Square in Warsaw’s old town
St. John’s Archcathedral in Warsaw’s old town
Polish cuisine at a restaurant on Warsaw’s old town market square
The ‘energy breakfast’
The Palace of Culture and Science
The view towards the Vistula river (Wisła) and the national stadium from the top of the Palace of Culture and Science
The glass entrance to the Złote Tarasy shopping centre

Gdansk, Poland

Entrance to the Gdansk shipyards, home of the anti-communist Solidarity movement
The European Solidarity Centre
A typical central European meal of schnitzel, potatoes, carrots and peas at a simple canteen
The Museum of the Second World War, which opened in March 2017
The Museum of the Second World War
An abandoned building in the Gdansk shipyards
The Panoramic Wheel in central Gdansk
The traditional facades of buildings rebuild after World War II destroyed much of old Gdansk
The Town Hall in Gdansk old town
St Mary’s Chuch, one of the top three largest brick churches in the world
Gdansk Glowny main railway station at night
Pierogi (dumplings) at Pierogarnia Mandu
The Millenium Cross on the Gradowa Mountain overlooking the Gdansk shipyards
Poppies and a view of Gdansk’s old town