The traditional tourist highlights of the Old Town now merge with the new modern European capital city, boasting many a steadily emerging gay scene. The gay scene is quite small when thinking of most European capital cities, but it is continuously developing. Gay Bars and clubs have opened in recent years displaying proudly their rainbow colors. Explore the city and the vestiges of its Communist past, admire the former Jewish Ghetto and take a look to the Royal Route from Old Town. Learn more about Poland's history when people from LGBT society had hard life and when communist system banned homosexuality. Afterwards be ready to enter the famous Royal Castle, the best example of the fine rebuilding process in the Old Town entrance fee included.
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Being gay in Poland is not easy with a socially conservative duopoly in control of legislation with the backing of the all-powerful Catholic Church who until recently wherein the grip of anti-gay hysteria and a state-sponsored campaign of LGBTQ persecution. While Krakow might be rapidly changing with an influx of Western Europeans looking for both history and nightlife, it is still very much a Catholic city where pious devotees stream in and out of churches seemingly towers over every street corner. Sadly, amidst such blatant homophobia verbal abuse and gay bashing is not unheard of. While many ex-soviet countries have made steps towards equality, Poland — despite being a member of the European Union for fifteen years — has woefully insufficient legal protections for LGBTQ Poles. While Warsaw is more liberal with a larger gay scene, queer takeovers and a fabulous Pride event, Krakow is still stuck in its ways with not even a Pride celebration.
Famous for their vodkas and superb beers, Poles are not shy when it comes to the odd tot or three. For visitors to Warsaw, the choice is mind-boggling. Clubs and bars are springing up all over the place, with the Praga district now something of a mecca for serious partygoers, whilst in the older parts of Warsaw, cafes and more traditional pubs abound. If you're a night owl you'll find plenty to hoot about in Polska's party capital!