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Krakow's Historic Centre

Krakow, Poland (Kleparz)
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Ranked #1 of 135 attractions in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The 13th century merchants' town is home to Europe's largest market square and offers numerous historical houses, palaces and churches with... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I stayed in the old town. Krakow Is so beautiful and charming,in particular in the early morning and late afternoon when most tourists left. Walking along the river wondering around the old town are my things. Weekend market is anther event that you have a chance to see the locals.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A great area to visit during the day and night, both offering a different experience. I suggest a guided tour to make sure to see as much as possible, even briefly.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The city center and the history center is a must see in Krakow, with a lot of things to do and see. You can try out the local cuisine, visit museums, start excellent city tours using carriages or golf cars, or simply wonder around the big square. Panty of entertainment and shops as well. A very nice place to relax... More

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This city has it all, stunning views, great food and a diverse array of entertainment. I cannot fault this place or its people. A must visit for everyone, you'll not regret it!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went here several times just to sit, have some lunch, watch people, etc. There are sometimes street performers. Any it's all a less touristy pace and feeling than in a lot of other places. So stop by, relax.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It was such a pleasure to wander round this delightful city and let street after street open up its delights.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Krakow allows you to experience a rich mixture of European history, religion and architecture, the horror of the evils of Nazism, the wasted years under a rigid communist dogma and today the joys of freedom and modernity in one compact and very friendly city. ARRIVAL. I arrived by air at Krakow Airport (John Paul II Balice). It’s a massive building... More

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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The central square (or rynek) was not damaged during WWII, so it is still authentic. On the square are the Main Krakow Cathedral (different from the Castle Cathederal) and many shops and restaurants. At noon (for an admission fee) the large main altar piece is opened to be viewed. It is coated in gold and quite impressive.

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Sohar, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Krakow old town centre is a beautiful, relaxed place. If you stay in or just outside the old town you can walk everywhere. I would recommend the church of St Mary (best interior we saw in Poland) costs a few zloty - tickets across the street (as was often the case with tourist attractions), the Rynek underground museum, the Barbican,... More

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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The only problem I have with this Square is that there are too many people within it and the surrounding area who approach you to get you into their shops/restaraunts. They are easily gotten rid of and aren't pushy which is good but it can be like a mine field trying to avoid them. Don't make eye contact! Otherwise, a... More

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