Rakowicki CemeteryCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- Address: Rakowicki Cemetery, Rakowicka, 42, Krakow 31-511, Poland
- Timings: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Art And Culture, Garden, Statue, Cemetery, Architecture , Tomb
Cemeteries are not everyone’s cup of tea. Even pretty ones, like the Rakowicki Cemetery, are considered dark and dreary. Death is not a comfortable topic. But if you can stomach it, then visit this cemetery. Established in the 1803 as Krakow’s main cemetery, this is the final resting place of many of Krakow’s and Poland’s greatest and most influential figures. Famed Polish poets, writer, playwrights, painters, artists, soldiers, leaders and the family of Pope John Paul II are buried here. The cemetery is also a great example of a garden cemetery. The varying tombs, memorials, graves, mausoleums, sculptures and statues of varying shapes and sizes, spreading out over 42 acres, are exquisitely beautiful.
- Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately.
- Behave respectfully.
- Trams are available from the gate of the cemetery.
- Zbrojownia. Restauracja (Polish, moderately expensive, casual)
- Exploris (Polish, moderately expensive, casual)
- Karibu Polsak (Polish, inexpensive, casual)
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47.4% of people who visit Krakow include Rakowicki Cemetery in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
43.75% of people start their Rakowicki Cemetery visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Rakowicki Cemetery
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Rakowicki Cemetery
Beautiful place full of history and memories. Located in the centre of a busy city, although it's very quiet and carries some amazing, thoughtful atmosphere. It's full of very old graves (The cemetery was founded at the very beginning of 19th century, before Poland regained the independence.) Great place for photography amateurs as well, as there are many beautiful sculptures and burial vaults to photograph. A definite must see when you're visiting Kraków.
Really a must see in Krakow. Historical place. Specially in the all saints day place is really beautiful. Cementary in summer time closes at 8pm and mainly in winter time 6pm but be careful because you may get locked inside. Night time it is mainly dark and its pretty hard to find your way around but with candles it looks really calming.
Most interesting Cemetery for those with a fascination with WW2. There is a Polish WW2 plot, a German WW2 plot, a large Soviet WW2 plot and also a British WW2 War Cemetery. Plus numerous memorials throughout the cemetery. Well worth a visit and easy to get to on Tram Line 2 from central Kraków.
graves, trees, silent...
Polish cemeteries are worth visiting, a lot of monuments carry interesting design. It is very clean and silent here.