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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
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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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Great place to visit

We used a free tour in the square. The tour was lead by green umbrella. Loved hear about the history and architecture of the square and all the way to the castle.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Old town is overflowing with stunning buildings. Stroll around for the day to soak up the atmosphere. Lots of places to have a drink or some food. Should be on your list of things to see. Step back in time. Loved my stay even though there was snow and it was very cold. But maybe that added to the experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We used a free tour in the square. The tour was lead by green umbrella. Loved hear about the history and architecture of the square and all the way to the castle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

lots to see and so plenty od bars shops etc down the side streets,would recommend a guided tour as there is so much to see .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must if you are visiting krackow. We went when cold and lots of interesting shops churches and market

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful streets, beautiful buildings and churches. Excellent restaurants and cafés, great shopping opportunities. You have to try the horse-drawn carriage as well!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is lovely to walk around the old town and there is certainly lots to see. It is very cold in January and not much happening on the streets. We have heard if you go in summer then there are lots of street performers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The old town is worth spending a day wandering the lovely streets and there are plenty of things to do and see. The city is very clean and safe and has a lovely feel to it. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful place in a beautiful city to take a walk. Plenty of places to eat and drin. Just amble around and enjoy the sights. Especially beautiful at night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Summer is the best time of year to visit this place. It is a medieval town, with very luxurious carriages, coffee shops serving organic food and homemade jams.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really good city with many sites to see . Numerous classical buildings with cobbeld streets and many trams . It is a central point with churches ,municipal buildings ,bars and restaurants . There's an atmosphere about everywhere due to its busyness . As a city it is clean no graffiti and feels safe .

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