Stag Party Challenge- Krakow vs Barcelona ! Top Ideas. Krakow and Barcelona are two of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Krakow had 14 million visitors in 2019, while Barcelona had 12 million.
However, Barcelona’s figure doubles when you take into account its cruise ship visitors, who are typically only in the city for one day. This makes it much less likely that you’ll find stag groups among them.
Krakow is an enchanting and historic medieval city surrounded by lakes, forests, and rivers. Barcelona has the Mediterranean Sea on its shores and is home to one of the world’s most famous football clubs.
Barcelona’s population is also much denser than Krakow’s, with over 1.6 million people living in the city proper compared to Krakow’s 750,000.
Which is best for a Stag Do and why ?
Krakow and Barcelona are two of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Krakow had 14 million visitors in 2019 while Barcelona had 12 million. However, because Barcelona is a coastal city, its population doubles with its cruise ship visitors. This makes it an unsuitable destination for stag parties.
Krakow is an enchanting and historic medieval city surrounded by lakes, forests and rivers while Barcelona has the Mediterranean Sea on its shores and one of the world’s most famous football clubs.
Krakow is an excellent choice for a stag party – it’s renowned for its Wawel Dragon legend, cheap but quality food and drink, and overall low costs.
The city centre (Old Town) and the nearby Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz) are both very compact, with all venues reachable by walking – so you rarely need a taxi or public transport if your accommodation is in either of these two zones. The pubs and clubs don’t have strict closing times, so you can relax and pace yourself better on the drinking side of things.
Barcelona – Krakow may have its dragon, but Barcelona has its very own vampire legend in the form of a woman called Enriqueta Martí. This so-called vampire roamed the streets of Raval by day and night, prey on children to satisfy her thirst for blood. However, what many people don’t know is that beer is actually more expensive in Barcelona than it is in Krakow.
In Krakow, the average price of a pint ranges from £1.20 to £3. In Barcelona, however, the price of a pint can reach 6 in some places. The main beer sold in Barcelona is Estrella, although there are also locally brewed options available now as well.
Bachelor party activities in Barcelona and Krakow are mostly the same, with a few exceptions. In Barcelona, you can take the Beer Bike City Tour or the Go Car Tour.
The Beer Bike hasn’t arrived in Krakow yet because of legislation – until recently, laws punished riding a bicycle under the influence of alcohol with up to 2 years in prison for repeat offenders. The Go Car is unique to Barcelona – it’s a great way to see the city’s landmarks in a 2-seater open top bubble car.
While it’s difficult to declare an overall winner, both Barcelona and Krakow have their own unique appeal. When you think of Spain, you might think of sun and fun, but Krakow also experiences hot temperatures in the summer, along with cellar bars that provide relief from the heat.
Barcelona has Barcelona FC and a visit to the Camp Nou Stadium and Museum, while Krakow has its own UEFA Euro upgraded stadiums and Ekstraklasa matches organized by the city-based company Party Krakow.