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Puro, Kraków

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Kraków’s his­toric Jewish quar­ter, Kaz­imierz, is hav­ing some­thing of a mo­ment, lur­ing artists and cre­ative types with an at­trac­tive mix of art gal­leries, old-world work­shops and mil­len­nial cafés. With per­fect tim­ing, the 228-room Puro has opened on a prime spot in the neigh­bour­hood, in a new build­ing fea­tur­ing ar­chi­tec­ture by ASW Ar­chitekci and slick in­te­ri­ors by Con­ran + Part­ners. At its restau­rant, Hal­icka, chef Miłosz Kowal­ski serves up Pol­ish stan­dards such as trout and cot­tage cheese dumplings; we’re par­tial to the bit­ter choco­late and halva dessert. For a ther­a­peu­tic treat, try the Prisma spa, stocked with prod­ucts by lo­cal brand Alba1913. DW Hal­icka 14a, tel: 48.12 8899 000, puro­ho­tel.pl. Rates: from €100

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