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Historic Old Town

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Neighbourhood: Kleparz
As featured in Krakow for beginners
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Address: Rynek Glowny, Krakow 30-062, Poland
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

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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Nice walking area

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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Immingham, United Kingdom
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Immingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A little quiet on Sundays, but a pleasant area to walk around and lots of great restaurants and cafes to choose from.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Krakow to go on two side trips. Little did I know how wonderful and historical and magical the city is. I wandered through the Old Town soaking in all the history and buildings that I could. It was magical to me because I was there when the Christmas Market was set up in the square. One small... More 

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