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Krakow's Historic Centre

Krakow, Poland (Kleparz)
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Ranked #1 of 126 attractions in Krakow
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Take a stroll through the Old CIty, have some Zapiekanka for a snack that is good at any time. Lots to see and enjoy. And when you are done with the scenary, a shopping mall is a very short walk away.

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Washington, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We did not know what to expect in Poland and was blown away as to how beautiful, clean, safe and well preserved it is in Krakow. The cafe's are wonderful and affordable with great food. The atmosphere is charming and releaxing to visit. The small shops are unique and the local amber jewelry is great. One of my top European... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

You really do get a feel for the Polish culture and back ground. The architecture is wonderful and well preserved in the market square. If you are interested in WWII, there really is plenty to see and learn from.

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Pewsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We found the Polish friendly, welcoming and enjoying us enjoying ourselves - a welcome change from so much in England today

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Krakow is a beautiful and there's lots to see. Much of it is well preserved and where they've built more recently they've managed to be quiet sensitive to the historic surrounds. It's very pleasant to wander around for a few days and there's lots of cafés where you can take a break and just people-watch.

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Heber City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

People were so friendly and helpful! The city was clean and well taken care of. I was pleasantly surprised by my visit and would return in a second.

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Krakow unique city centre competes with other historic cities in Europe; like Prague and Paris, but is far less known (yet). Around Easter there are special markets, like you might compare with Christmas market.

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Taking an Eco friendly electric buggy trip through the twists and turns of the old town, with both a sad and proud past.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Lovely buildings, very clean city, lots to see - Went to Podgorski to Jewish quarter, Heroes Square and the 'Pharamacy Under the Eagle' - all worth seeing

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I really can't add on much to my headline as this city is nice for all purposes though eating out can be a bit of a challenge ! I live in London and even in good parts T-bone steak is around £16 mark which is 80 'Zeloties ' ie local currency, value at the time of my visit. On the... More

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