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Historic Old Town

Rynek Glowny, Krakow 30-062, Poland
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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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“old town” (919 reviews)
“beautiful city” (217 reviews)
“the main square” (281 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Rynek Glowny, Krakow 30-062, Poland
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Reviewed yesterday

well looked after part of the city, good variation of shops, lots of off street restaurants hidden,also when in the shops you are not pressured to buy, usual hard rock café extortionate prices .

Thank scotlandstreet
Reviewed yesterday

My wife suggested we check out the free, Walkative, yellow umbrella tour of the old city. On offer was a 2 and a half hour walk around the sites. Our guide, Michal, was absolutely first class. His knowledge seemed boundless and he was a great...More

1  Thank Vespasian6
Reviewed yesterday

Krakow is indeed a wonderful city. We loved exploring the castle, the museum to see the Leonardo, visiting the revitalised Jewish quarter, and enjoying the many marvellous vodkas !! This is a great place to visit and you will be captivated by the main square...More

1  Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Full of character from amazing architecture to cobbled streets. Lots of places to eat and drink. It was freezing cold when we were there so the mulled wine sold in just about every bar went down well.

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely safe and old place to be visited You should wear confortable shoes and a good coat because it is quite cold outside

1  Thank FCPanibal
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had visited quite a few 'old towns' during our seven weeks in Europe and this rated as one of the best. So clean and well preserved. Well worth spending time walking around in some comfortable shoes as there is lots to see in every...More

1  Thank Karen E
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is not much to say except that this is a lovely old town that exceeded my expectations and if you like city breaks, you will like it here.

1  Thank LaurenceSolihull
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Krakow is not that big so it’s very easy to get around taxis are not at all expensive visit the old town quaint shops restaurants and bars loads of interesting things to see like most things in krakow it’s well worth the visit.

1  Thank refetee1
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you need to experience Krakow, you need to take a walk around the Old City. Remember to wear a good set of comfortable shoes .

1  Thank TarunNPV
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Old Town is easy to walk around as after about 1000 am it becomes vehicle free, it is well kept, everyday I saw the streets and pavements being swept and washed. No litter and for such a large and busy Town full of tourists...More

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Mandy B
1 November 2017|
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Response from Martin L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mandy, We booked our tours in Britain. However, I don’t think it’s much of an issue. The availability of tours especially at this time of the year is easily able to cope with the numbers visiting. Hope you enjoy your... More
ashley m
20 September 2017|
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Response from d1627a | Reviewed this property |
it about plz40-plz50 but u can haggle with them enjoy
19 November 2016|
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Response from Rose001 | Reviewed this property |
The most comfortable way is to go by coach it's far better than going by yourself. The coach will have their own guide, which you need, and they are also good value. Many of the Hotels have details of good coach tour... More