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Bracka Street is one of the oldest streets in Cracow. It has a delicately curved shape and it connects Franciszkańska Street with the Main Market Square. The street take the name from the Franciscan Order, because it always was the male order, so the monks was called “brothers Franciscan” – from this is “Bracka Street”.

Everybody in Poland knows about this little street, because a few years ago famous Polish singer, Grzegorz Turnau, was singing about rainy day on Bracka.

From that time everybody connected Bracka street with rain what isn’t true, because colours of the fronts are warm and pastel, and atmosphere of this street provides calm and peace.

So what you can do on Bracka? After slow walking I encurage to visit the last cafe on the street.  Nowa Prownicja (The New Provinces) http://www.nowaprowincja.krakow.pl,  which will astonish you by intimate atmosphere, far away from the turmoil of town in heart of town. Next great cafe could be Cieplarnia http://www.cieplarnia.krakow.pl/, hidden between tanement hauses. It’s fabulous place, when everybody can play the piano or simply, listen to music and drink the best hot chocolade in Cracow. For hungry men I suggest to go to Guliwer bistro http://www.guliwer.zaprasza.net/index.html, when visitors can taste orginal french ciusine.

Every year in June there is the Day of Bracka and Gołębia Streets. This holiday is dedicated for music, wine and poetry. On the pavements appears cafe tables and chairs. In the air sounds bluess and jazz, which introduce a strollers in good mood.