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Krakow's Historic Centre

Krakow, Poland (Kleparz)
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Ranked #1 of 141 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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258 reviews 258 reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Really beautiful place to walk around. There are lots of lovely historical buildings, restaurants and shops as well as the markets full of yummy food and trinkets.

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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Really interesting and educational, lots to see and could have done with more time, but we went not expecting much, so make sure you don't make the same mistake!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We went here on a Saturday when the cloth market was open in the main square. The centre has a good atmosphere with lots to see. Many of the notices are in both polish and English which helps There are lots of stalls selling polish food and drink so this adds to the vibrant atmosphere. There are some uneven surfaces... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I did a walking tour which I would recommend to get one's bearings. There are some wonderful spots to visit

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

You can find almost everythig what you want to see in Poland. The buildings are very beautiful. There are a lot of restaurants, museums and things to do.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Everything you want to see is in walking distance, the jewish quarter, the churches and synagogues, the town square, the castle etc. Food is cheap, but eat off the square - much cheaper than on the square.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The old town. The persons are kind. They like to help the foreigner. So we will be back again. It was a nice trip

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful buildings, great atmosphere, nice market for souvenirs, clean city, interesting, cultural. Do not skip the underground archaeological museum, and Nowa Prowincja BEST hot chocolate in town. (maybe even in Poland).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Lot's to see and do in and around the main square,in a horse carriage to see the area, or a electric buggy, hire bicycles. plenty of cafe/bars in area with all types of food.

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great people watching with sights and sounds galore. Coffee and patio scenes are everywhere and surrounded by the rich history of Poland and Krakow, which was made affluent centuries ago by the salt trade. Love it.

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