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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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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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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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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The preservation of all the historic monuments is impressive and unusual.. The respect for history and culture amongst the population is truly impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Old town is big. You can go along the streets and visits many attraction from museums to architectury and churches. It was not destroy during the II World War like other polish old cities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Take a ride on a horse and carriage,it is very cheap and you feel very special.Sit and soak up the great atmosphere,enjoy a drink they are very cheap for a main tourist square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

AMAZINGLY informed and entertaining guide. Conrad knew a lot about history but peppered his commentary with up to date, tidbits which kept our interest.

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I would highly recommend spending a few hours (to a day) exploring the sights, sounds and tastes of this area. There are many things to do that you surely won't be bored.

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