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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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“beautiful city” (198 reviews)
“the main square” (248 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Rynek Glowny, Krakow 30-062, Poland
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Krakow has a lot of history and culture and the Old Town boasts as much as that as possible. It combines eras ranging from Slavics to modern day Poland

Thank Rissa1993
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

It is really hard to describe. It takes your breath away. Friendly people, so much to see and to learn. Climb up city hall tower. Visit all the amazing churches and wonder how they got build. The flair of the city will draw you in....More

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Very interesting and informative, well worth the visit. Good interactive activities for children so would recommend for them.

Thank carol b
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoy the walking around, sightseeing and atmosphere. Its worth to spend few days in krakow. Its full of tourists, so be ready for that. Don't support overpriced restaurants and cafes.... :-)

Thank Michal C
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is pretty much somewhere you would end up whilst visiting Krakow. The Old Town is nice , even if a little touristic.

Thank Chilli05187049
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Charming place with impressive Main Market Square. Lively in daytime as well as night time - maybe because the university and lots of students are there. A little bit like Rome - by keeping your eyes open, you get the feeling that you are seeing...More

Thank Heli K
Reviewed 22 July 2016

There is so much history and such lovely buildings to photograph. You need good walking shoes and time to wander about. Visit every lane and alleyway and enjoy these original buildings - not post-war reconstructions.

Thank Finona68
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Main market square - Rynek, Kosciol Mariacki, Cloth Hall, Wawel, Jewish part, lot of churches, statues; it is not concentrated only around the main square (as often usual) but it covers a really great part of the center; it is rich of monuments and history...More

Thank Martti V
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The Historic Old Town is charming. There are many restaurants to choose from where you can sit and just enjoy your company, the view of the cathedral and all the activity that surrounds you. Also plenty of shops to roam through. Perogies are a must...More

Thank LoveTwoTravel18
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful city with visible information signs. Lively and friendly atmosphere, sometimes I wished to have more information in English not only Polish. Easy to stroll around small streets with coffee shops and restaurants. Strange that one cannot take a walk in the parks with its...More

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I am visiting Krakow in a couple of weeks and already pre booked the Aushwitz time slot. What is the best and or simplest way of getting there? Thanks
20 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
Hello folks. Can anyone tell me please what the weather is like in Krakow at the beginning of February. I know it will be cold, but I am hoping it will not be 3 feet of snow.
22 July 2016|
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Response from Beauster | Reviewed this property |
A heavy winter coat or parka and snow boots will come in handy, with an average low of -5°C, very chilly, even for the winter months. The average high reaches 1°C , just above freezing but still cold if you’re spending any... More
Harvey H
Hi, I booked a trip to Krakow, but the week I am there Auschwitz is closed for renovation!! Are there any suggestions of other things to do in the area?? Are the salt mines worthwhile to visit??
21 June 2016|
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Response from redskifreak | Reviewed this property |
I suggest that you go to the Schindler Factory, over the bridge from the Jewish Quarter. Much the best thing to do. Allow half a day there (at least, you could spend hours there) then go to the Contemporary Art gallery... More