Rakowicki CemeteryCurrently Closed
- 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
Rakowicki Cemetery - Review
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.
Rakowicki Cemetery Information
- Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately.
- Behave respectfully.
How To reach Rakowicki Cemetery by Public Transport
- Trams are available from the gate of the cemetery.
Restaurants Near Rakowicki Cemetery
- Zbrojownia. Restauracja (Polish, moderately expensive, casual)
- Exploris (Polish, moderately expensive, casual)
- Karibu Polsak (Polish, inexpensive, casual)
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Things to Know Before Visiting Rakowicki Cemetery
47.56% 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
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Rakowicki Cemetery, Krakow Reviews
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.
Polish cemeteries are worth visiting, a lot of monuments carry interesting design. It is very clean and silent here.
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.
Excellent service in the Cemetery Office. There is a numbered queuing system so you need to take a ticket as you come in. The queue didn't take long and the assistant found my family's grave in seconds and drew a detailed map to help us find it. It was a thrill to know where my great grandparents and my great-great grandmother are buried. The Cemetery is peaceful, though well visited and tidy with many mature trees. An interesting and moving experience.