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Historic Centre of Krakow

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Address: , Krakow, Poland
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: 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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Vivid place suitable for tourists

Beautiful place with many restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, museums, churches. Very vivid. Animated by horse driven carriages.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Slovakia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place with many restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, museums, churches. Very vivid. Animated by horse driven carriages.

Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is what Kraków is all about. The charm is wonderful. There's a central market, cafes, and sculpture everywhere.

Lija Mt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Krakow's Centre is magnificent and elegant. It's has an aura of splendour and serenity. One never tires exploring this area.

Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Much has been written, but you have got to love the center of Krakow - a medieval pearl of Europe. If you have been there earlier than a few years back, do visit the city again. You will not believe your eyes, how it's changing!

Cheshunt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Market stalls & covered market are excellent source of amber jewellery and other hand made items plus souvenirs (was a wood carver actually carving on one stall). Horse and carriage tour starting point (an experience not to be missed just because it is so different from other transport types, most of us are used to). Good place to have a... More 

North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Take two days to do this, although compact the Historic Centre has a lot ot see. Walking tours are a good start. You can then return to things you are particularly interested in. get a good map and plan ahead. There's lots to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place,friendly people. Good for sightseeing and party. Old square and Wawel castle area is where you want to hang out.

Downham Market, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A wonderful place to sit and people watch. Great atmosphere about the place. I didn't do one, but there are a lot of free walking tours available. There are lots of cafe's and restaurants desert places to sit and enjoy the atmosphere. The place is busy and vibrant in summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What an amazing city. There is something so exquisite about this old world city. My family and I enjoyed the history as well as the vivacious energized

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Old Town is a vibrant mix off art, architecture, history and stories. I would do a tour with Cracow Free Tours who meet outside St Mary's Church. There is so much history that you walk past things without even knowing it. In the summer the main square is a hive of activity with many things happening. Krakow is known... More 

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