Over 2.5 miles long, The Planty City Park in Krakow encircles the Old Town district where the medieval city walls used to stand and is a great place to take a nice, leisurely stroll in one of the more quiet, peaceful areas of the city and is also the home of many open-air concerts during the summer season. Inside the park there is a Palace of the Arts, the Juliusz Slowacki Theater and the Barbican. The park also leads to nearby Wawel Castle.
The park took a big blow during the World War II years and wasn’t fully restored until 1989. The park consists of about thirty gardens and takes about thirty minutes to circle. Unlike the nearby Jordan Park, there aren’t really any recreational activities available for tourists and families with small children. In fact with many vodka enthusiasts and other sketchy characters occupying the park benches after hours, it can become an uncomfortable and unsafe place to visit after hours.