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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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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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We took a city tour on a golf buggy as wanted to see as much as we could in the day. Lovely city to visit with many different areas and a must for history lovers

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The main market is a typical "must see" tourist area. Definitely go if you want to capture some of the essence of Kraków. It has been over commercialized as Time Square in New York. I enjoy the historic aspects of the Old Town Main square and breathe in the history within the surrounding area.

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a city tour on a golf buggy as wanted to see as much as we could in the day. Lovely city to visit with many different areas and a must for history lovers

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Thank Anna M
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a beautiful area to explore with something for everyone! We enjoyed wandering around the path outside the main centre as much as in the centre. Lots of things to see and cafe pubs to visit.

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Thank Maureen S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place, lovely architecture and very friendly locals. The food was amazing value in the best restaurants. Hope to go back again sometime this year.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely centre to wander around at your leisure. When we were there they still had the Christmas decorations up which added to the atmosphere.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Real treat to walk around this area. Very easy to navigate, much of it is car free too so it's very safe to stroll around. Beautiful buildings steeped in history at every turn. Would love the opportunity to learn more about many of them and have a sneaky peek in them too. Plenty of shops (designer and tourist ones) and... More 

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a pearl in the city, I was hosted not far away from the historic centre and all seemed easily accessible at walking distance. Beautiful and a must see! Oh, there's plenty of choice for food at the square, and don't miss out the covered market!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love the cobblestone streets, interesting shops, lots of eateries to choose from. Leads right to the Main Market Square.

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Thank Melissa A
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to visit... So cheap ! Loads of fantastic bars and restaurants Take a little trip on the horse and carriage Book your tours with the guys in the square as the are so much cheaper than the hotels Enjoy

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Thank Jay M
County Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came here to see Auschwitz, but to be honest that is unfair on Krakow. What an amazing city, beautiful main square, great nightlife, and cheap to boot. There is plenty to do and see in the city and numerous tours further a field. One word of warning avoid KANTOR money exchange shops. They give dreadful exchange rates!!!!

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