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Ulica Kanonicza

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Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
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Address: Ulica Kanonicza | Stare Miasto (Old Town), Krakow, Poland
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Lined with mostly Renaissance houses, this street is one of the oldest in...

Lined with mostly Renaissance houses, this street is one of the oldest in Krakow. 

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Romantic, beautiful street!

Just walk on this street from the castle to the main square. The buildings are so beautiful (Pope John Paul II leaved on one of the houses), there are horse driven carriages, it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 July 2016
Timisoara, Romania
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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Just walk on this street from the castle to the main square. The buildings are so beautiful (Pope John Paul II leaved on one of the houses), there are horse driven carriages, it is simply beautiful.

Thank Elena257
Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

The oldest street in Krakow, along with Florianska, it belongs almost fully to the catholic church. Hotels, restaurants and a part of the Krakow National Museum can be found here. The street is cobblestoned and its perfect for a walk ;)

Thank AndaAlexandra
Blue Mountains, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Arguably the most famous house in Krakow is situated at ul.Kanonicza 21; the street named after the Canons (priest superiors) who managed the Cathedral on Wawel Hill during the middle ages. During the late 1950's/early 60's this house became the home of a certain Karol Wojtyła who at that time was the ancillary Bishop of Krakow Archdiocese, who later became... More 

3 Thank Freddie M
Co. Laois, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We stopped in this street as part of a walking tour. It is a really lovely street with quaint brightly coloured buildings. Our guide said that this street is older than the city of Krakow because it was first used when the entirety of the city was all situate on top of Wawel Hill and was first used for religious... More 

Thank Laurie F
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

When we left the waterfront in Krakow we found ourselves at the Ulica Kanonicza or in English Kanonicza street. This is where Pope John Paul used to live before becoming a pope. No wonder he liked it there, it’s quite an attractive street. Most houses stand out by its vivid colors. But then when we look back to history, we... More 

1 Thank Robby G C
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Check out the cardinal hats above a few of the doorways. The yellow house #19 is where Karol Wojtyla live long before he was Saint John Paul II (a museum now).

1 Thank Ann C
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

A beautiful traditional street running from Wawel castle to the main square. Lined both sides with historic buildings and a cobbled road running through the centre. Lots of little shops to look in too. Very pretty

Thank Kelly W
Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Admittedly, we walked here on a damp, wet rainy day. But I didn't find the architecture as interesting or stand-out as my guide book had made out. One consolation was that when we got to the end of the street, we could see the marvellous Wawel in front of us

Thank SeemsTVL
Greystones, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Built by Italian builders and masons under the Italian Sforza Queen I think .... stunning, quiet street. Here you will find secret garden cafes and the old Tadeusz Kantor theatre. A hidden jewel beneath Wawel.

1 Thank Siofra2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Beautiful street that approaches the Wawel hill and the castle perched on top of it. All houses here are original medieval townhouses and palaces with wonderful mix of renaissance and baroque mixed in. Of particular note should be the stone carved portals and architectural details. This is the home to one of the more pricey hotels and restaurants in the... More 

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