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Krakow's Historic Centre

Krakow, Poland (Kleparz)
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Ranked #1 of 139 Attractions in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

There's so much to see here that I wished we'd have booked for longer. We visited the stunning medieval market square which is the largest in Europe. The architecture is amazing and the clock tower has a bugle player playing from one of it's tiny windows every half hour but who stop abruptly to represent the historic bugler who was... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We stayed in the old jewish quarter and had a brilliant time. Attraction were great to see. But very sad visiting the camps. Hard to believe human being capable of such horror. Anyway we loved the boat trip and visiting all the sites. Lot of history in this city. Brillant people are lovely and very helpful. We hired our own... More

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Deventer
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

amazing architecture, good restaurants and the parties in the centre are really good as well, hangover like! :P

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great old town that is ruined by the number of horse drawn carriages [these charge a high rate for a short ride round the square], and by the electric cars available which offer tours of Krakow at silly prices [£30 for 30 minutes???]. You will get continually harangued to use these, and the authorities should crack down on both. Another... More

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

we liked visiting the historic sites etc there is quite a lot to do in krackow and there is is plenty of transport to choose from taxis, electric cars,bikes,trams,buses,and the good old horse and cart,disliked the beetroot soup lol!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place knocks your socks off. First, it has the biggest square in Europe. Second, it has gorgeous architecture. Third, it manages to be intimate! Don't miss this (it's rather hard because of its size) during your visit. Have a coffee, a beer, a glass of wine, or dinner at a restaurant, or just walk the center and streets coming... More

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Fgura, Malta.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This city has a lot to offer having the largest l Market Square in Europe . There is so much to see here that you cannot help going back every day, the hotel being right in the centre is the cherry on the cake. The streets nearby are full of quaint restaurants and beautiful churches and the squares are all... More

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County Waterford, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful City full of history and romance, surrounded by important historical sites such as Auswich, the salt mines and Wadowice (birthplace of St. John Paul) to name just a few.

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Indianapolis, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Get lost while wandering around the historic city center. Europe's largest town square has lots of museums, cafes and restaurants, plus the often festival.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had a great time here. Such a big place we even got lost for a while and had the chance to see little streets and local stores. In the main plaza there is a great market and some sculptures you will love

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