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Krakow's Historic Centre

Address: Krakow, Poland (Kleparz)
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Ranked #1 of 116 Attractions in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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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 magnificent interiors, 14th century fortifications, ancient synagogues, Jagiellonian University and the Gothic cathedral where the kings of Poland were buried.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Given its long and historical background, Krakow is, by comparison to other European capitals, a city with a modest profile overall, but an elegant architectural gem no less. The main square, which also hosts a sizeable market, is reputed to be the largest medieval esplanade in Europe. It certainly justifies this historical capital as a cultural centre of interest; the... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Lot's of places to see and even more places to have incredibly delicious food and drinks....Be careful of the vodka, but enjoy the really great restaurants.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Friendly locals, very good facilities and atmosphere. Local visitor centres were well set up and interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The underground archeololgical museum beneath the old Cloth Market in the center of the Square is very well-done and worth the time and money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I am delighted with this city! Beautiful churches, streets, restaurants, the atmosphere! People are very kind.

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Our first time in Krakow was a weekend in October. Highlight of our trip were 2 nights out in Jewish quarters (Kasimierz). The night life there was really lively without any hassle or too many drunken people. There are dozens of really nice restaurants and bars in relatively small area. When in Krakow in weekend, don't miss Kasimierz nightlife!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Liked everything: history, buildings, art, food, and beer. I felt very safe there, even if late in the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

An excellent example of what Europe can offer: perfect human scale old town developed in over a thousand years preserved within part existing part destroyed city walls , living modern and vibrant life with shops, culture, restaurants, nightlife and everyday life of its inhabitants in abundance

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The squares and historic biilding are a joy to the eye.We walked a lot but had travel pass each ,so we could use the trams and the trolley buses. Great fun with history on every street and superb grand buildings. In the main Market square you can really take in the city at its best and be grateful that Krakow... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Wawel Royal castle and museums, historical center, beautiful churches, variety of shops and restaurants

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