Cookies help us deliver you the best experience. By using our site, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more Got it

Alchemia

The My Destination iPad Air competition: terms and conditions

  1. The My Destination iPad Air competition (the "Competition") is open to anyone that is not an employee or agency of My Destination Limited ("MD").
  2. Entry into the Competition is acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
  3. To enter the Competition you must sign in to MD, favourite a company and then provide a tip/suggestion about that business.
  4. A single winner will be chosen on the first (1) day of month by the content team (the "Judge") of MD. The winner will be selected based on the quality of the tip/suggestion they have published and it's helpfulness to other travellers.
  5. The winner will receive an iPad Air Wi-fi 16GB.
  6. If you win a competition, we will notify you by email. The judges' decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  7. By entering the competition the winner agrees to participate in such promotional activity and material as MD may require.
  8. The prize will not be transferable to another person.
  9. No part of a prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.
  10. MD reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Competition with or without prior notice. The decision of MD in all matters under its control is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
  11. MD accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Competition or accepting the prize. MD further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer relating to or resulting in connection with the Competition.
  12. The Competition will be governed by English law.
  13. Promoter: My Destination Ltd, 18A Pindock Mews, London, W9 2PY, UK.

Thanks for reporting this comment to us, our team of local experts will review it ASAP

  • Added as favourite

    It must have been good? Tell us why for your chance to win an iPad Air each month


    (See terms and conditions)
    Sorry!

    To Add to your favourites you first need to:

    Why Join? Here's why!

    (See terms and conditions)
  • Added to Trip Planner!

    Unless you login items are only saved temporarily.

    Why Join? Here's why!

Krakow's legendary nightlife venue.

Alchemia

  • Address: ul. Estery 5, Jewish Quarter, 31-056
  • Phone: +48 12 421 22 00, mob. +48 516 095 863
Add to Trip Planner

If there's one place in Krakow that exemplifies the regeneration of the old Jewish Quarter - Kazimierz - it must surely be Alchemia. By now so much of an institution that the seriously cool pretend to avoid it due to the preponderance of tourists, Alchemia is nevertheless an irresistible part of Krakow's bar culture (and the seriously cool will still be found there long after the tourists have gone to bed).

In the mid-90s, Kazimierz was a far cry from the bustling bohemian magnet is today. Much of the credit for this transformation must lie within Alchemia's walls, both for the simple fact of its being there and for its ability to attract the post-communist artists and intellectuals. Not merely a drinking place, it has expanded to encompass its own cultural activities, with a decently kitted out venue in the basement that attracts innovative musical talent from around the world.

Gloomy inside, with uneven floors and furniture that has no two pieces alike, adorned with alembics, retorts and other be-cobwebbed gothic lab equipment, Alchemia these days can be seen as the blueprint for a certain kind of bar in Kazimierz, where shiny and new are anathema. It sits on its corner of Plac Nowy almost bemused at the proliferation of pretenders to its throne as queen of the new Kazimierz.

A full range of drinks is augmented by a small selection of sandwiches and pastries, enough to remove the temptation to wander. On summer afternoons it's an ideal place to sit outside and people-watch, and at night its labyrinthine interior draws in all and sundry seeking a break from the real world. A genuine Krakow legend, Alchemia is truly, in a word, unmissable.

Add as favourite

Added as favourite

It must have been good? Tell us why for your chance to win an iPad Air each month


(See terms and conditions)
Add as Favourite
Sorry!

To Add as your favourite you first need to:

Why Join? Here's why!

(See terms and conditions)

Favourited

Favourite this company!

Budget:

  • Affordable

Best For Whom:

  • Backpackers
  • Expats
  • Mature Travellers

Best For What:

  • Late Nights
  • Lively Atmosphere
  • The Local Experience

Photos

alchemia krakow 1
alchemia krakow 2
alchemia krakow 3
alchemia krakow 4
alchemia krakow 5
alchemia krakow 6
See all photos »

How to get there:

Norman

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page" - Saint Augustine