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Historic Old Town

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Neighbourhood: Kleparz
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Address: Rynek Glowny, Krakow 30-062, Poland
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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The 13th century merchants' town is home to Europe's largest market square...

The 13th century merchants' town is home to Europe's largest market square and offers numerous historical houses, palaces and churches with magnificent interiors, 14th century fortifications, ancient synagogues, Jagiellonian University and the Gothic cathedral where the kings of Poland were buried.

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Whole center its like packed in circle of park, so in few hours you can see almost everything in center. Beautfil place if you like historical buildings and everything around... read more

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whole center its like packed in circle of park, so in few hours you can see almost everything in center. Beautfil place if you like historical buildings and everything around that. Churches, castle, cathedral etc.. Definetily recommend walk through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Krakow has many great places to visit, given it was not destroyed in 2nd WW it is in a very good estate. The Part around the Main Square and Wawel Castle are a must see, can be very jammed with tourists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The historic old town is the place to go in Krakow. Most of the historical sites are within its boundaries or just outside. They have walking street inside this area which are lined with shops and restaurants and the places to see are mixed in. The Main Market Square is dead center and is a good place to work towards... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is so much to see, you need quite a few hours to see it all. The Old Castle & the Cathedral are fantastic with a panoramic view over the river.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a lovely area great old buildings and a great place just to walk round and shopping we'll bring a big bag. We went when it had the Christmas market it was amazing and great food. Spend 5 hours and then a great ride on the coach with horses

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The small yet beautiful and cozy old town can be easily explored by walking or by the small cycle or bike tours thats available around

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just returned from a a short break in krakow. The old town is lovely to walk around and the spirt of Christmas is every where at the minute

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took taxi around, barter with the price, it's worth it. Mostly churches on tour, but we'll worth the time and money. Gives a great insight into the history and city. Our driver spoke little English but had a recorded information on all sights. Don't miss this tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the Kraków Anthem, is a traditional, five-note Polish anthem closely bound to the history and traditions of the capital, Kraków. It is played every hour on the hour, four times in succession in each of the four cardinal directions, by a trumpeter on the highest tower of the city's Saint Mary's Church

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Krakow's Old Town is well preserved and full of interesting shops and historic buildings. It is a wonderful place to walk and take in the sights.

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