Planty ParkCurrently Open
- Address: Planty, 30-001 Kraków, Poland, Krakow
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Family And Kids
Overview of Planty Park
Twenty one thousand square meters of parkland stretch in a narrow band between of Krakow Old Town and the rest of the city. Circling Old Town, it’s about 3 kilometres long. The park used to be site of the castle moats, which were filled up. Inside, you’ll find the usual city park fare - many smaller gardens, flowers, fountains, pretty lamp-posts, monuments, and ponds. Pretty trees cast their shade over these, making the park a cool retreat from the city bustle. Couples are a common sight in the evenings, serenaded by street musicians. Some of the sights to watch out for on your walk include:
- The Wavel Garden
- A 17th-century Carmelite monastery that was once a prison.
- The Krakow Barbican
- St. Florian's Gate
- The Franciscan Church
- The University Garden
- Bunkier Sztuki Art Gallery and Bar
- The 19th-century Post Office
- Chopin's Piano Water Fountain, a lovely and unusual looking sculpture on the western arc of the park.
Technically the whole walk should take only an hours, but feel free to lose yourself in the cute cafes and the flowering gardens.
- Walk or cycle to here.
- By car
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23.34% of people who visit Krakow include Planty Park in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
39.21% of people start their Planty Park visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Planty Park
65.82% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Planty Park
Very nice park to walk around the old part of the city. There are a lot of attractions for kids and nice places to make a photo. Also there are a lot of benches with the names of famous people of Poland. A lot of people are walk here all time and also for some reason a lot of bicyclists prefer to ride through this park and they create incidents often enough.
A beautiful park that extends for kilometers. You can take walks for hours if you want. There many coffee shops and bars nearby, it's a fantastic place.
Very nice park. If you are in or go to the old city centre (Stare Miasto) you cannot miss it. There are some very nice spots to just sit and watch the people go by and also nice spots for taking pictures.
This park is so much bigger then what it looks, don’t be afraid to explore cause it will always leave you back where you’ve started or back to the main square, literally goes all around. It’s a good walk, we had so much to see and do in Kraków that we didn’t spend much time exploring all this park but was great to see 😊
Very friendly people, hotel excellent, very well looked after. Plenty to do both historically and out of interest. Husband's father was in Auschwitz so we took brother+sister. Christmas markets a great holiday, decors beautiful. Snow makes it look more like Christmas. Just don't take too much in way of warm clothes - half of ours wasn't used.