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Krakow's Historic Centre

Address: Krakow, Poland (Kleparz)
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: The 13th century merchants' town is home to Europe's largest market...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

From the 8th century Krakow was the Slavs seat, later the capital of Poland. The advantage of this city is that the most important and beautiful monuments are at small part of Krakow,therefore tourists do not need more time to external examination. In my opinion this city is beautiful and beautiful (see photos).

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Krakow has a great old town center with many things to do from museums, churches, restaurants, etc. I did a great walking tour with freewalkingtours.com in the historic center. Also had a great time at the underground museum.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

There was nothing we did not like ,except beggar's. Everyone who worked around the city were so nice

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent place to be day or night. Great cafés, very reasonably priced restaurants and very good beer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Krakow has a special place in my heart- I've been living and studying there for few years ( in Jagiellonian University). Even though l've visited many cities in Europe l still think that Krakow is one of the most beautiful of them- but maybe not enough advertised. If you want to visit it I recommend you a spring- it's warm... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I didn't like the buses much there a bit uncomfortable no padding on the seats. I loved the tour trips to Horse and Carriage Tours - Krakow i loved the history of Auschwitz concentration camp that was a eye opener.Although i wouldn't recommend it for children.The trip to the salt mines was ace

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

An amazing square with a clear shot of the Church of Mary. I fully advise to check it during the night as well! Beautiful architecture and a nice selection of shops around it. Don't go for those restaurants around tho, you will find cheaper and better ones in many streets around the centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

history of auschwitz & the salt mines and trying the polish food & drink ..disliked the 4hours delay { ryanair } on the flight home ,

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

easy to walk around centre of city and plenty of restaurants and bars should you get hungry/thirsty!

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Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Just a beautiful square that must be seen at night....felt I was back in time with its beautiful architecture and lights illuminating. Have fun exploring the narrow streets that feed into the square.

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