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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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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It was Sunday and first communion. Very impressive to see all those girls and boys being dressed up and shoveled around by their parents. Gave a picturesque touch to the old market-place (Ryneck)

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have just come from Prague were we stayed near the Old Town Square. It was lovely but so busy as to be uncomfortable. Not so the Krakow version of the same thing. It's well laid out, ringed with reasonable restaurants, clean, shaded and not over-crowded. We took a horse and cart ride around the perimiter of the square and... More

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co.durham, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Fantastic , so much to see , fab restaurants and scenery , if you have not had been , you must go , it's fantastic ,

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Venice
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

All the main restaurants are located around this old town historical centre. It's one of the best in Europe that I have visited. I went in the spring and the weather was perfect.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Spectacular easy to stay a fortnight. So much to explore and try different foods. I love Krakow and so many other tours to take from there eg Salt Mine, Zalipie, Zakopane

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Jamtland County, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Old Town of Krakow is nice and very well preserved. But it also has many nagging vendors of various tourist tours. Prices are also higher here than in other parts of the city. The main square with the cathedral as city walls were the highlights among the buildings.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The old town is beautiful, plenty of people and a lot of things to see. The Main Market Square is amazing. The castle hill even more.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Krakow is an ancient city and the old historic area is worth seeing. A large number of ancient historic buildings survive (including the university) and the historical minded will be richly rewarded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Seriously, you HAVE to see it. It really huge and classical, i think there is about 10plus museums only around the main squere. Literaly hundreds of coffee shops, restraurants and hotels. Plus, the center never sleeps.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

One of the least damaged cities in Poland of WWII and lovely it is too. The communists managed not to wreck too much and it is a delight to wander around......people watch; drink a coffee; eat an ice cream!

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