Planty Park in Kraków is a charming green space surrounding the Old Town, which is full of monuments and serves as the lung of the city.
Planty is the largest park of Kraków with an area of 21,000 square meters and 8km long. The green space is divided into smaller gardens, beautifully decorated with fountains and memorials.
Creation of Planty Park
Kraków’s rapid growth at the beginning of the twentieth century led to the old medieval walls being dismantled and this space was later inaugurated as a pleasant park. Luckily, some parts of the medieval walls were kept intact, including Florian Gate and the Barbican.
Quiet, peaceful and visited by both locals and tourists, Planty Park is one of the most distinguished public parks in Europe. It is particularly delightful to visit the park during summer, when the trees provide much needed shade on the hottest days of the year.
Czartoryski Museum (90 m) Kraków Old City Walls (103 m) Barbican (106 m) Jan Matejko House in Kraków (172 m) St. Mary's Basilica (416 m)