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Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)

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Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
As featured in 3 Days in Krakow and 3 other guides
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Address: Rynek Glowny 1/3, Krakow 31-042, Poland
Phone Number:
012 422 11 66
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Considered the world's oldest shopping mall, the present Renaissance...

Considered the world's oldest shopping mall, the present Renaissance structure dates from 1555 and features in its interior many food stalls and small shops, terrace cafes and flower stands that surround the statue of Adam Mickiewicz.

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After reading a blurb about the Cloth Hall, it was kind of disappointing to see what it is now filled with. Most of it was cheap trinket junk in my opinion. A few nice stalls, but... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After reading a blurb about the Cloth Hall, it was kind of disappointing to see what it is now filled with. Most of it was cheap trinket junk in my opinion. A few nice stalls, but overall the impression was that of a Chinese bazaar. Great Italian inspired building though.

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The area around here is a must for all tourists. Cafe and restaurant can't be faulted. Make a note of the "happy hour/day" offers.

Thank Adrian C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely shops selling great gifts .Its in the Market Square Wendl Coffee and Chocolate shop is a must visit . The hot Chocolate varieties are amazing . Its in the Market Square

Thank Phyllis B
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an amazing building in the heart of the main square, the architecture is fabulous. There are shops all around the outside as well as bars and tourist information but walk inside - a hidden away array of shops selling local goods. The interior is also fascinating, look up and see the shields naming cities in Poland.

Thank Tashbern
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The cloth hall is full of stalls selling wooden toys, amber jewellery and other such gifts. Outside the Cloth Hall in the warmer months, there are also other stalls selling clothes, goods and foods. On the outer edges of the square are the many restaurants and other shops. Horse and cart rides start from here too. Under the Cloth Hall... More 

Thank Breaktaker
San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This area is beautiful. It is small but full of nice local shopping. The prices are good and the quality of the products is very nice.

Thank Ninfa L
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of stalls selling traditional crafts and trinkets. Located conveniently in the main market square. Worth a stroll through to see what local gifts you can pick up as souvenirs.

Thank hturner10
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cloth Hall live its own life. Every day hundreds of tourists share experience, visiting this close market, where they can buy traditional Polish wood's and ceramic's made toys and souvenirs. Most of them remind about Polish folklore and science fiction dragon story, but every toys, wooden boxes, hand made chess you buy as a gift will keep your memory alive... More 

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Kent, UK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The shops are great and although some are quite 'samey' they deliver a taste of Poland for sure. Jewellery, ceramics, souvenirs, amber and textiles....

Thank Candice M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very large building reminiscent of London's Covent Garden market, this long hall is now a shopping centre for local crafts as well as housing several cafes and restaurants. Good spot to come to for souvenirs or a bite to eat.

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