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Krakow's Historic Centre

Address: Krakow, Poland (Kleparz)
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Ranked #1 of 120 Attractions in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Fee: No
Owner description: The 13th century merchants' town is home to Europe's largest market...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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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Lublin, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Together with a group of friends decided to visit finally Krakow . It's a beautiful city, very well maintained and largely restored . The old town charms atmosphere of Christmas . On the main square you can enjoy a mulled wine and eat grilled cheese Local - sheep cheese .

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Zilina, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

One does say that the market square is the biggest medieval square in Europe and I can only add, that if you love the old cosy shops and cafés, you will love Krakow's city centre! Amazing cathedral, the 1000 year's old church, one of the oldest shopping malls, simply amazing!

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

A magnificent area of the city, the castle is a must see. Even for people who don't do history you will find something to keep you busy.

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

to visit the old town of Krakow is to go back many years in history. They have lots of restaurants and cobble stone streets and horsedrawn buggys to ride and old market place to visit but i missed it because it closed when my friend and i went to visit. Beautiful old church in the square and lots of places... More 

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Braganca, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

a lot of restaurantes and cafes, very quiet to walk and know the Polish history. There are many churches around the square;

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Paleo Faliro, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

A wonderful city center where you enjoy walking and admiring the beautiful buildings. if you happen to be there during Christmas period you will enjoy a christmas market full of nice little gifts, handkrafts, and food! There are also lovely caffees at the city square, as well as warm restaurants with delicious food! Also you can see the beautiful horses... More 

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Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

During daytime amazes with charming streets and extraordinary connection of history and modernity. And the nightlife is the best from all Polish cities. There is a really great website to get to know where to go. It is called where2B.org and could be very helpful. Besides, there is a list of events, by using it, one can get free entrance... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed walking around the historic centre, without a real goal in mind. It is very well renovated, contains a lot of beautiful buildings and churches. And on top of that, there are a lot of inviting places to drink and eat.

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Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Stayed right on the main square which was very convenient as we had kids of 3, 3 and 6. Strolled through the streets for two days, took the horse cart ride, visited Wawel castle (free). Very vibrant city especiall during the christmass markets and yet not too noisy

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Owego, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

People have said that Krakow is the new Prague. I have not been to Prague, but I will say I was not dissappointed.

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