10 Instagrammable places in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is one of those cities that does not take long to explore and is full of places and little corners that are perfect for any photographer or Instagrammer. If we simply said that the whole of Copenhagen is Instaggrammable, then this post would be cut short right here.

A beautiful city with great modern architecture and many unique things to see and taste. Usually, it is not one of those cities that would be full of tourists daily, so it makes perfect for a casual photo shoot. We have chosen for you the best spots in Copenhagen to build your portfolio or Instagram.

1. Magstræde

One of the two oldest streets in the city makes for a very mesmerizing setting. The colorful buildings, the bicycles all around and the cozy cafes make the street even more perfect.

Very convenient is the fact that is not a central street, so no matter when you go, you will not find many people around, which allows you to take your time in your photo shoot.

2. Marble Church

Frederiksgade street connects Marble Church, the most impressive church in Copenhagen with the Amalienborg Palace. In these two places and in the street between, you can produce some inspiring pictures.

Just avoid going after 11.30 in the morning, since crowds start gathering at the Amalienborg Palace for the guard’s change.

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3. Palads Teatret

An old theater that might look like nothing at first. However, the pastel pink walls make for a great background. Just use your creativity and you can end up with a pretty amazing result.

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4. Botanical Garden

A historical glasshouse surrounded by a botanical garden, palm house, and a butterfly house. The cast iron spiral-stair leads to a passageway on top and is the reason why most people visit the garden.

The staircase can be found in the Palm House with a fee of 8 euros from 08.30 until 18.00.  From October to March, the closing time is 16.00.

5. Nyhavn

One of the most iconic places in Copenhagen. Definitely a spot to be for photographers. The beautiful canal can inspire from any point of view, whether you see the canal from the middle or have the colorful buildings behind you.

Around Nyhavn, there are some beautifully decorated cafes, that are also great options for Instagram pictures. Just try to avoid the classic poses that everyone has on Instagram.

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6. Rosenborg Castle

Royal art treasures and rare gems can be found in the Castle’s gallery. But the outside area is why most people go for. The King’s Garden is free to enter and its surroundings are remarkable.

There are many separate areas that will allow you to set the mood for the photo shoot you want, whether is with a background of the castle or the forest trees.

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7. Copenhagen Bispebjerg Cemetery

I know it may sound morbid, but it is not. Around the cemetery, there are some pathways that are remarkably pretty and perfect for a spring photo shoot. During spring the cherry blossoms bloom and ´ explode in an awe-inspiring pink flower sky´.

Keep in mind that it still remains a place of respect and grieve, so try to be discreet and respectful towards other visitors.

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8. Rundetaarn

One of the favorites and most crowded places in Copenhagen. The Round Tower is a feast for Instagrammers since there are many hidden places to explore. The tower itself is very big and broad, so no matter how many people are inside, you still have empty spots to take your photos.

Get until the very top and on your way check the Floating glass floor that is 25 meters above the ground, a library with wooden decorations, the observatory and the window before going up the observatory.

9. NY Carlsberg Glyptotek

You have so many reasons to visit the Carlsberg Glyptotek; the art is marvelous and the surroundings of the museum even more astonishing. French masterpieces, Egyptian and Greek sculptures are a few of the arts you do not want to miss.

The Glyptotek itself looks like a tropical luxury museum, with perfect corners for an incredible shot. It would be better if you visited in the morning when the visitors are not so many.

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10. The Black Diamond Library

As a part of the Royal Danish Library, the Black Diamond is open to the public. The formation of the building is quite unique with large windows with a view of the sea and sky. Go around and check all the floors until you find the perfect spot for your Instagram photo.

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10 Things to do for Free in Prague

Prague is the perfect destination for everyone and the best time to visit is … all year long. Summer, Christmas, Valentine’s Day… No matter the purpose or time, Prague is the perfect combination of romance, culture, architecture and natural beauty. When you visit, there are some things you must see and do for sure and all of them are for free. 

1. Old Town Square

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Most of the things you must see in Prague, if not all, are located next to or around the Old Town Square. From architectural buildings to local coffee shops and restaurants.

The Old Town is every tourist´s starting point on their tour. Museums, souvenir shops, and sights are all within walking distance.

2. Charles Bridge

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The most beautiful place to spend your time. It is ideal to visit both during the day and night. It is almost always packed with tourists, but you can still enjoy the breathtaking view. During the day, there are many artists and craftsmen around. 

It can get quite tricky to get pictures since it is always extremely crowded. If you want to avoid big crowds, visit in the early morning (6:00 – 8:00) or later at night (after 21:00).

3. Kampa Island

The second most beautiful island within a city in the world is about to amaze you. The island is filled with gardens, amazing views, and vineyards, with its own little ‘Venice’.

4. Astronomical Clock

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Prague’s famous medieval Astronomical Clock is located in the middle of the Old Town. It is definitely one of the most popular sights in Prague. Visit every hour for a great mechanical performance. But be prepared to have a lot of people in your way.

5. Dancing House

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You have to see it because is a dancing house. This modern and unique architectural building is located by the Vltava River, between two of the most famous historical buildings. Only the top floor of the building is open to the public, where the restaurant Ginger & Fred is located. You can dine there with the most beautiful view of the city.

6. Shooters Island

Nothing better than visiting this park during the day and relax. This little “island” provides amazing views around it. Especially at night, you will be amazed by the view, with the whole city being lit up and with a captivating Charle´s Bridge from afar.

7. John Lennon Wall

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On the other side of the Old Town, after crossing Charles Bridge, you can find the John Lennon Wall, filled with all sorts of graffiti and lyrics from Beatles’ songs. He still remains as a symbol of peace with so many people visiting every day to see the wall made in his memory.

8. Statue of Franz Kafka

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A 42-Layer rotating sculpture is on display outside the Quadrio shopping center. It is a very unique sculpture, and it can be quite tricky to photograph unless you are fast. A fascinating piece of art, that many people miss it. 

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9. St. Vitus Cathedral

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Even though a ticket will give you full access, you can still get in for free. Located in the Prague Castle, you can see this Gothic masterpiece from any point of the city.

10. Free Walking Tour

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The Royal Walk Free Tour, is completely free of charge (tips are welcome) and lasts for about 2,5 hours.

When: Everyday at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00

Where: Old Town Square at the Discover Tour Prague Office (Celetná 12), where the people with the yellow umbrellas are.

Sights Seen: 

  • Astronomical Clock
  • Church of Our Lady Before Týn
  • House of the Stone Bell
  • Palais Kinsky
  • St. Nicholas Church
  • Rudolfinum / Czech Philharmonic
  • Charles Bridge
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Old Jewish Cemetary
  • Powder Tomer
  • House of the Black Madonna
  • Municipal House
  • Pinkas Synagogue / Memorial for the Jewish Victims of the Holocaust from the Czech lands.
 

 

5 Cities to Visit Before They Dissappear

Earth has some magical and truly unique places that we all have to visit once in our lifetime. Unfortunately, some of these iconic locations are on the edge of disappearing due to peoples´ behavior and climate change.

Of course, they will not disappear overnight but approximately around 50 to 100 years. It would be recommended that you visit them the next 5 to 10 years, while they still remain in a good condition and can be enjoyed.

1. Venice

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One of the most romantic and beautiful places you have to visit. However, US scientists report that Venice is sinking five times faster than Italian scientists think. Is no secret that almost every afternoon, the water levels rise and the city fills with water while you see tourists walking around the city barefoot, especially during the warm months of the year.

2. Maldives

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An exotic holiday destination, ideal to visit during the summer. But the waters around the island have been constantly getting warmer and rising. It has been predicted by the UN Environmental Program that the Maldives could be the first island to sink. The government wants to invest in making the island carbon neutral by 2020 in an attempt to save the island and its people.

3. Seychelles

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No doubt this is an amazing destination for a vacation, even though the water keeps on rising. Locals say there was much more land available for tourists a few years back. Now, with each year passing the water comes closer to the shore, leaving less land free. It is believed that in 50 to 100 years all corals will die and the beaches will vanish.

4. Machu Picchu

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A must see destination with millions of tourists visiting each year. And here is where the problem lies. The volume of people visiting is causing damage to the Inca City, with everything being slowly worn down in the site. That is why the Peruvian government and UNESCO only allow 2,500 visitors per day.

5. Great Barrier Reef

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One of the most travelled and famous destinations that you have to visit in your lifetime. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is one of the seven wonders of the natural world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sadly all the pollution, cyclones and hot temperatures are threatening its coral life, as 93% of the reef has already been affected by bleaching.

10 Things to do in Budapest for FREE

The main reason most people visit Budapest is its thermal baths. Ηowever, when you take a break from them, you can´t but explore the rest of the city. Budapest is rich in insane views since it has a lot of high points. It is very easy to explore and enjoy the city without spending a dime.

1. Gellert Hill View

On your way to Citadella, stop at Gellert Hill for the most picturesque view in all of Budapest. Take a moment and embrace the view. This monument will be specifically appreciated by photography lovers.

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2. Margaret Island

A great place to unwind and become one with nature. The perfect time to visit would be during spring, fall or summer when the weather is very good and you can fully enjoy the park.

Inside you can find the Music Fountain, canteens, cafes, bike renters, the city´s zoo, a Japanese and Rose garden and many more sights.

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3. Cross the Bridges

There are 4 gorgeous and big bridges in the centre of the city that unite Buda with Pest. Going towards all the famous sightseeing, you will see all of them and cross them on foot or public transportation. The chain bridge must be walked through during the day and at night.

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4. Free Walking Tour

Who doesn´t love a free tour in a beautiful city? Someone that knows the ropes and history and will be able to give you more insight on the history and sights of Budapest.

There are two tours daily, at 10.30 and 14.30. You do not need to make a booking, but you need to be on time. Private tours are also available, but for a charge. Visit the official free walking tour website for all tour options and choose the one that best fits you.

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5. Museum Lovers

Budapest has numerous interesting museums that are mostly come with a fee. However, during Hungarian national holidays (March 15; August 20; October 23) some of the city´s top museums open their doors for free.

So you might want to consider planning a trip during these dates if you want to take advantage of free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, the Hungarian National Gallery, the Hungarian National Museum and the Museum of Hungarian Agriculture.

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6. Budapest by Evening

Budapest is beautiful at all times of the day. But when the evening comes and the sun is about to set, it is truly an amazing time. The view is breathtaking and you get that cosy feeling of warmth.

There are so many people walking along the Danube with the sunset. Everything looks far prettier and it comes to be one of the best moments of being in Budapest.

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7. Parliament Scenery

When was the last time you saw a sight, museum, monument, city that left you in owe. The Hungarian Parliament has that effect on people.

When you visit it in the morning, you can see all the beauty from both its sides and admire the detail in this gorgeous architectural building.

However, at night it can leave you speechless. By many, it is considered to be one of the most stunning things to see in Europe.

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8. Explore Kosponti Vasarcsarnok (central market)

A market which the locals appreciate and visit daily. You can find anything from souvenirs to fresh produce.

As you enter, you will find all the local kiosks, where most Budapest citizens buy their vegetables, fruits and other products every day. However, on the second floor, you will find it filled with tourists, since it is the floor with all the souvenirs.

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9. Fisherman´s Bastion

One of the top attractions in Budapest. You can access from Buda Castle, feet, or by bus. Its unique fortification and lookout towers, provide a stunning view of the city.

A truly unique and gorgeous sight. The architecture is so different from everything else you see in Budapest with hundreds of tourists visiting on a daily basis.

We suggest you visit both in the morning and at night, when the view of the Parliament across is breathtaking.

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10. Palace of Arts

St. Stephen´s Day, is a national Hungarian holiday that occurs on the 20th of August of each year.  This long anticipating festival takes place in Mupa, the city’s biggest concert hall. During the day, you will see jazz concerts and many other performances that end with a firework show.

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20 Things to do for Free In Berlin

Berlin is one of the best cities to visit in Europe, due to its history, incredible architecture, insane nightlife and diversity. There are a lot of things you can do on a daily basis, but there are also many free choices.

Berlin has a relaxed vibe that lets you unwind and enjoy the city on your own pace. Whether you choose to spend your day in a park or go to a festival, you will most certainly have a great time.

Museum Island 

One of the most beautiful places to visit in Berlin is by far the Museum island. The architecture and the grand buildings will catch you by surprise and will definitely impress you. If you wish, you can also visit the museums. They are usually not free of charge or during special exhibitions and events, but they are all free every Thursday from 18:00 to 22:00.

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Free Your Stuff Berlin

A Facebook page, which you can enter after being accepted. You have no idea what you can find in there for free. From new and modern furniture to antiques and electric devices. And Yes!!! All Free! Just nice people giving them away!! But be quick. Once an item is published, it is usually gone within seconds.


Flea market bargains

All of them are open during the weekend and the good thing is you might be lucky enough and find hidden treasures. Right now, there are 8 flea markets all over Berlin, each one with different sorts of items, waiting for you. Some of the most popular flea markets are the ones located in Boxhagener Platz, Bode Museum and Mauerpark.

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Help The Homeless

It is a great way to help the less fortunate and meet some really good and kind people. Visit the Homeless Veggie Dinner on Facebook and join these wonderful people that gather once every month and cook for the homeless.


Admire the view from the top of Reichstag

Touring Reichstag is completely free, but you have to wait in line to book the time and day you want to visit.  Online you can only book a tour for the German Parliament. In order to visit the glass dome, you have to go outside Reichstag and book tickets in the designated booth. You might wait for 1,5 hours in line, but you will be rewarded with the view.

There are audio tours also for free in many languages. As you move around Reichstag, the audio automatically detects in which part of the dome you are standing and gives you the history of the buildings in front of you.

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Meetup for all

Meetup is a very popular website in Berlin, which offers seminars, conferences or simply meetups on all industries. From IT to business, as well as meetings to only meet people and network or even practice your German language skills with others. Most of the events are free, with some of them requiring a small fee or a donation.


Visit the Charlottenburg Palace

Even though you have to pay to enter the Palace, the gardens around are free. You have access to every part of the outside area and is truly worth it.

The beautiful gardens surrounded by a lake, make it a very special place to visit, especially during spring and summer.

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Learn German

Yes, learn German for free. And it is getting better. Do so while having a drink and relaxing. How? By joining the events of Deutch für Dich. Visit their facebook website to find the timetable (levels, times and places) and just go have a drink and learn some German.


Explore Tiergarten

It can take you up to 4 hours to explore Tiergarten. Yes, it is huge. Yes, it is beautiful! Yes, it is nature at its best!! While exploring the area, you will come across palaces, lakes, gardens, and sights. In the middle of it all is the Column of Victory.

It makes for a great choice no matter the weather. Even though the park is quite big, there are many maps that show you your current location and what is around. Extra tip!!!  Get on the underground tunnels around the Victory Column and find the wall that changes when you touch it.

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Let loose at Tempelhofer Feld

It used to be an airport. You can imagine how big it is. It closed in 2008. Now, is a national park. It is a great area to go cycling or skateboarding. Even better, you can hang out with friends and have a barbeque or a picnic. What is great for your kids, is that you can let them go crazy and run around for as long as you want.


Go swimming in a lake!

Berlin might not have sea, but thankfully it has a lot of pools and lakes, most of them being easily accessible by public transportation. What makes the lakes special is that they have beaches. Oh yes! They give you the much-needed feeling of being in the sea.

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Picnic time & Barbeque 

When the weather allows it, go for a picnic like a true Berliner. Choose any park you want, such as Tiergarten, Mauerpark, Victoria Park or the Tempelholfer Park. Pack your food and beers and enjoy your time on a hot day.

If that is not your scene, then you can always gather with some friends and have a barbeque. Be aware, that there are certain parks that allow you to grill (Tempelhofer Feld, Monbijoupark, Stadtpark Lichtenberg, Görlitzer Park, Volkspark Friedrichshain, Mauerpark, Schlesischer Busch). When at the park, look for the signs that you show you in which part of the park you are allowed to grill. And even then, you must always put out your fire and throw your trash.

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Free events

The go-to website for most Berliners to find out all events that happen in Berlin during this month. They are way more than you might think, but thankfully you can find all of them right there. From astronomy to dance learning events. You can also check Facebook for the biggest events, such as concerts, festivals and art galleries.


Get the Chills in the Holocaust Memorial

This memorial for the Jewish victims of the Holocaust is made in a specific way so that it gives the feeling of a heavy, uncomfortable and confusing environment. Totally free to visit, but be respectful. No music or loud noises are permitted. Also, do not take selfies or other inappropriate pictures.

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Enjoy outdoor karaoke at Mauerpark on Sundays

During spring and summer, every Sunday from 14:00, you can let loose and sing your heart out. The park is always full of hundreds of people singing or simply having fun. Definitely a MUST!!

Just outside the park, there is one of the biggest flea markets in Berlin. When entering the park, you will be overwhelmed by the performers of all kinds, the activities happening at various spots of the park (barbeque, basketball, playground, latin dances, picnic, karaoke) and the incredible atmosphere.

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Take in the art galleries at the Hackescher Markt

If you love art galleries, the Hackescher Markt is the place to be. The area itself is one of the most beautiful and alive in Berlin. If you visit on Thursdays, you will find a few galleries that also serve free wine and snacks. So, visit and combine culture with food.

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Want to experience Thailand?

In the summertime, every weekend you can go to a tiny park called Preußenpark or Thai Park and find some amazing food stands. You can explore Thailand’s food culture, by trying Khao Tom Mud, Khao Neow Ma Muang, Sammaki Talad Thai and a lot of papayas and mangos.


Walk along the East Side Gallery & Admire the Molecule Man

You can not come to Berlin without visiting the Berlin Wall and getting lost in intense emotions. Just walk along the wall and get emotional with the paintings drawn for the joy of the wall finally falling. The wall represents freedom, peace, and hope for a better future.

If you feel like walking more after the Berlin Wall, 27 minutes away by foot, is the Molecule Man. A sculpture standing tall in the middle of the Spree River.  The American artist Jonathan Borofsky, created this sculpture as a representation of ”the molecules of all human beings coming together to create our existence”.

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Enjoy the breathtaking Sanssouci Park

30 minutes outside Berlin, the famous Sanssouci Park is located in Potsdam. You can easily spend 4 hours or more there visiting the Palace, the Roman baths, the Chinese Teahouse, the Orangery, the Belvedere, the Dragon House, the Church of Peace and more. The park is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00.

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Visit the parks. Like all of them!

All Berlin parks, are simply beautiful anytime you visit them from April to October before it starts getting really cold. All of the parks are breathtaking and give you a relaxed and easy-going feeling. You will find a lot of people simply hanging out or having a picnic and kids playing all around.

One of the favorite ones is the ViktoriaPark in Kreuzberg. So many visit the park on a daily basis. Besides a breathtaking park with lots of paths to explore, it has a huge waterfall mountain that starts from up high. On all levels of the waterfall, you will find people enjoying the cold water and hanging out.

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How to Tour Krakow in 1 Day

Krakow is a perfect and a very affordable European destination. Even though it is the second largest city in Poland, many will still find it a quite small city.

Whether you arrive by train or plane, you will arrive at Kraków Główny, the city´s train station. Even though the town´s biggest mall is right above, we would recommend you leave it at the end when it is darker and you cannot enjoy the sights around the city anymore.

So, from that point on, you can follow the suggested itinerary above to fully explore the city within a few hours. If you decide to visit for 2 days, then you must visit Auschwitz, which is located outside Krakow.

 

St. Florian´s Gate & The Barbican (30 min)

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These two sights are the remaining parts of what used to be a fort. The Barbican used to connect to the city walls, while the St. Florian´s Gate is one of the towers that was standing tall to prevent Turkish attacks and the entrance to Krakow´s Old City. They do not take long to explore and they are worth visiting for a while, as they both are a big part of the city´s history.

 

Juliusz Slowacki Theatre (Pass by)

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After the Barbican, turn back and keep on going towards the castle or towards the city center. There is absolutely no chance that you will miss this grand, beautiful and perfectly preserved theatre. This architectural masterpiece both on the inside and outside will catch your eye for sure.

 

Franciscan Church (30 mins)

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The Basilica of St. Francis is one of the oldest and most famous churches in Krakow. The city has many churches and even if you are into them, this one you should definitely visit. It is a unique church and a monastery, so try to be quiet and respectful to those praying.

When you enter, it might look like a common church, but if you explore it further you will find some breathtaking, handmade and wooden art pieces or musical instruments. From the doors on the left, you can enter a gallery of incredible paintings and find out more about the history of the church. Their famous stained-glass window is a true masterpiece that you do not want to miss.

 

Wavel Royal Castle & Cathedral (1-2  hours)

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On your way to the castle, make a stop outside Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, a Baroque style church that is known for being the starting place of funerals of Kraków celebrities.

10 minutes later by foot, you will arrive at the Wavel Castle. This beautiful Gothic castle can either be the beginning or the end of your tour. Visiting the castle and the cathedral is free of charge. In case you want to visit the various exhibits around, you will have to pay a fee. The audio tour of the cathedral is perfect for those interested in the history of the castle and the city. Keep in mind that pictures are not allowed inside the cathedral.

Even if you don´t wish to visit the museum, you can easily explore the surroundings of the castle. Worth seeing is the impressive fire-breathing dragon statue, which is one of the most famous sights in town. However, the dragon is only on display between April and October.

 

Main Square & Cloth Hall (2-3 hours)

After the Wavel castle, within a 14-minute walking distance, you arrive at the Main Market Square. This is obviously the center of the city, filled with restaurants, bars, and local merchandisers.

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In the square, the three sights that will instantly catch your attention are the St. Mary´s Basilica, the Cloth Hall and the statue of Eros Bound. The Cloth Hall is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, as it used to be a major center of international trade. Today you can find local vendors that sell souvenirs, jewelry, traditional Polish clothes, their unique stained-glass shot glasses, etc. Make sure to visit the square both during the day and at night.

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The architecture in the heart of Krakow is simply outstanding, leaving you amazed at the view of St. Mary´s Basilica, a brick Gothic church 80 meters tall. On the same square the sculpture of Eros, is the most photographed part of the city with a great backdrop of the City Hall, especially at night.

The restaurants, bars and coffee shops are all around. Anywhere you choose to go, it will definitely be tasty and cheap. Just to be safe, always check the prices before entering, because you may find yourself in one of the more expensive restaurants.

 

Galeria Krakowska (2-4 hours)

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After you are done with sightseeing, it is time to relax, go around, buy souvenirs, have a hot chocolate or go big. And by big I mean go shopping. The Galeria  Krakowska is a rather large mall, in which you will find all the stores you are looking for and all types of food.

Poland is known for being an ideal country for shopping. The prices are quite low and you can even find some really nice local products. All of your favorite stores are gathered all together, in a mall that frequents various events.

Tour Porto in 1 Day

Besides being the second largest Portuguese city, Porto´s history and sights are World Heritage sites. Even though Porto has not always been a very popular destination, in the last years since it won the award for Best European Destination in 2012, 2014 and 2017, the city is a must for tourists.

When visiting Portugal, it would be great if you could find the time to visit Porto. One day is enough for those who have limited days on their trip. The city is truly beautiful and you fall in love with it instantly.

 

 

Sao Bento Train Station

If you are lucky enough to arrive in Porto by train, then embrace yourselves to get magnetized by the views. From one side you have the mountain with colorful houses and from the other side, a spectacular view of Ponte de Dom.

The train station is a piece of art on its own, with the walls being covered with the iconic blue tile of Portugal.  The moment you get out of the station is when you fall in love with a city you thought would never surprise you.

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Liberdade Square

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In the center of Porto, you will find this square, full of restaurants and cafes. 2 minutes from the Sao Bento station, makes it a great spot to pass by on your way to other sights. Usually, when a big event happens in the city, it will take place right there.

 

Livraria Lello

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This famous Portuguese bookstore, also known as Livraria Lello, is one of the oldest bookstores in Europe and one of the top bookstores in the world. The admission fee for entering is 5 euros, but if you purchase a book, it will be reducted from the final price.  It is definitely well worth the wait to get in, especially if you are a book lover.

What makes it even more special for the Harry Potter fans, is that the library in the Hogwarts Castle was inspired on the Lello bookstore since J.K Rowling lived in Porto when she was writing the first book of Harry Potter.

 

Porto Cathedral

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The cathedral is standing tall in the center of Porto. Being one of the most famous sights in Porto, it gathers visitors all day long. By going to the top, you can enjoy some amazing views and with a fee of 3 euros, you can get into the side building.

 

Palácio de Bolsa

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Known for its beautiful architecture, the Stock exchange Palace of Porto is an amazingly preserved building full of history and a World Heritage Site. From the inside, the sight is simply stunning and will make you feel like you take all its history in.

You can pick tours based on your preferred language throughout the day. The highlight of your visit would definitely be the Arab themed room.

 

Cais da Ribeira

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Ribeira spreads along the Douro river and is a stunning square full of life, with shops, restaurants and local goods.  It is a very touristy area, but on the bright side, you will be greatly entertained by all the street artists.

When you are there make sure to try the Francesinha, a local dish that is more or less a toast with different types of meats, like steak, sausage, and ham. It is usually topped with an egg and a spicy sauce made with beer and tomato, which is poured over melted cheese.

 

Ponte de Dom Luis I

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The city´s iconic sight is perfect for photographers since it can give you the best views of the city. A cable car (Funicular dos Guindais) will be ready to take you to the top of the 172-meter long bridge. If you more adventurous, you can climb the 65 meters tall bridge with professional equipment. That would be a unique opportunity since it is the only arch in Europe that people can visit.

The sight is filled with tons of people on a daily basis, that enjoy the views and the street performances. Around you will find many cafes and restaurants with fresh and delicious seafood.

 

Wine Quay Bar

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If you want to try the local wine with a view, then go to the Wine Quay Bar. It is located on the Ribeira Square and it is open from Monday to Saturday (16:00 – 23:00). The view is amazing, especially during the night. The service is great and so are the options of cheeses and meats to go with your wine.