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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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Having been optimistic about visiting KRAKOW this was all put to the back of my mind as soon as the taxi entered the main city. Architecture is superb, the main square is a busy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Having been optimistic about visiting KRAKOW this was all put to the back of my mind as soon as the taxi entered the main city. Architecture is superb, the main square is a busy place with many things happening and surrounded by very good restaurants and cafes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful city, in day as well at night. All is within walking distance and no words can describe the beauty o the buildings, wish that they could build this today.. Enjoy your stay.....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Europe's ancient streets, The big plaza is alway full of people but in a good way, tourists and locals music, street art wonderful atmosphere also at night

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Hector, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This lovely center of the city is like stepping back in time! The people are friendly, the food is delicious, and the photos are keepsakes!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Krakow is a most beautiful city. It's a wonderful city to walk around in. Very quaint and culturally beautiful. Great food. Tourist friendly with many charters and tours going in every direction. It's a great central location to see area sites. We loved it.

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Bruinisse, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Krakow is a beautiful old city, with lot of interesting architecture and ofcourse an important history. A visit to Oswiezim is obligatory and further worth visiting is the saltmine. In Krakow the museum in Schindlers factory, do not skip that one!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It's really beatiful place, market square, old town, all churches and monuments, and royal castle. better visit it after peak season, then you will see more and pay less

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

As with Kazimierz - prepare beforehand, so that to know where to go. Allow at least one full day to experience it. Tip: some cafes and exchanges can be tricky, so check them here beforehand. And beware - in summer it may be really hot there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great Square to explore. It is a good starting point when you arrive in Kraków. The aggressive tour operators get tiring after a few days. You really don't need to use an electric cart/tour to go explore the city. It is a very walkable city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful town with great architecture. Wonderful to walk around and hear musicians playing and enjoy the history. Food is not great compared to the rest of Europe and the standards are slowly evolving post Communism.

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Address: Krakow, Poland
Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow>  > Kleparz

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