Monday, 17 July 2017

St. John's day in Krakow

On June 24th Poland celebrates St. John's day. As you may know or may not know polish people are very religious. That is why these celebrations attract many people. In Krakow, they have a traditional event called Garlands ('Wianki') Midsummer festival. It takes place annually on the bank of Vistula river near the Wawel hill.
During this day women are wearing flower wreaths which later float down the Vistula river. There are also many concerts to go to. Later when it gets dark people gather upon the river bank opposite the Royal Wavel Castle to see the magnificent firework show.
Don't worry if you are staying in Krakow during this period and you only have this one day for sightseeing. It is plenty of time.
Morning is the best time for visiting the famous Wieliczka salt mine. It is definitely a place worth to see. Don't forget to bring warm clothes because you are going to be underground. 
After the tour at the salt mine, I suggest coming back to the city of Krakow and take the rest of the day exploring Wawel's castle, the Old Town and other beautiful corners of this city.
In the evening around 23 p.m. don't miss the firework show!
Krakow is a beautiful city where you can see many different architectural styles as well.
You can wander around the Old Town and discover many magnificent streets with nice architecture. 
Architecture lovers, be sure to visit Krakow!

Love, S
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