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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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Enchanted city!

We felt in love with Krakow! Beautiful buildings full of history! You may think there is no lots to see but every building has a history and the city is very well kept. Streets... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We felt in love with Krakow! Beautiful buildings full of history! You may think there is no lots to see but every building has a history and the city is very well kept. Streets are clean and we fell safe walking even late in the night. Lots of good restaurants to choose from! Do not miss Mushroom soup and Pierogy.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely to wander around. Feels very safe and very picturesque with a dusting of snow and Christmas lights. Biggest down side is like with any city the lack of unique and original gifts. Just the same crap in different places.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of places to eat. Lots of shopping oppertunities with quaint produce from the regions that is not mass produced in China.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous for a short break. Beautiful churches, great museums. Very picturesque. Would highly recommend steeped in history and so much to see. Old town and Jewish quarter were amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really clean and well presented city. We went when it was really cold but imagine that in the summer it's really nice to sit outside with a beer and people watch! Cool to walk around and explore and peep into churches and shops etc. Souvenir shops a plenty. Good restaurants and cafes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is hard to separate the old town from the old town main square, which I have reviewed separately, but here goes: The old town a delightful maze of cobblestone and newer streets, lined with shops and restaurants, with the gorgeous huge square in the middle. We spent hours happily wandering around, and many other tourists seemed to be doing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved this place & surroundings. They still had Xmas trees & lights up & around he place so looked extra beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The history in Krakow is quite extraordinary. I was struck when I visited by how much of the architecture had survived from many decades and centuries ago. There are many shops which will tailor for all tastes and interests. There is always something happening here, and many walking tours set off from around the old town. Those are awesome so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here in summer and the depths of winter so experienced either end of the weather. If you don't visit the square on your visit, you might as well not visit. The best square I can think of in Europe and I've been to many places.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to walk around day & night, lovely buildings most look historical which gives the area a nice vibe, lots of shops catering to almost all tastes as well as being well priced in comparison to UK shops, we spent hours discovering the area and its several nice niche shops. loved it.

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