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Main Market Square

Center of Old Town, Krakow, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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As featured in 3 days in Krakow
Ranked #2 of 136 attractions in Krakow
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Huge 10-acre square, the largest in any of Europe's medieval cities, features the 16th-century Renaissance Cloth Hall and the splendid 14th-century... more » Owner description: Huge 10-acre square, the largest in any of Europe's medieval cities, features the 16th-century Renaissance Cloth Hall and the splendid 14th-century Gothic Basilica of the Virgin Mary. « less
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The square itself is massive, the kind youd expect to be filled for national events or sporting events. There is loads to do, street dancers to shopping at zara. Makes for some great picture moments! Loads of good places to eat around the square too for every budget. Make sure you visit here at different times - the square at... More

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Cambridge, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Our hotel was very close to the market. Such history and character, lovely to walk round in the evening. Lots of food options available and bars nearby.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Lots of life here whether it's the locals street dancers. Pub crawls or just tourists walking through bars cafés and markets! Have to visit here

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful square too many horses though. Very nice restaurants and shops. River is beautiful too, so is the castle

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Newport, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Krakow market square is beautiful, from the moment i opened my hotel window and could hear the buskers and horses galloping i fell in love with the city. Its so clean and interesting with so many diffrent people around. There are horse and carrages that go around the square and diffrent musicians playing along side of the cafes. The market... More

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Notts chic in Essex
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Lovely to sit with a drink in the sunshine people watching.Like Covent Garden with street artistes. Horse & carriage rides around the town start in the square.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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153 reviews 153 reviews
75 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

One of the largest squares in Europe, it is always lively. Lots of shops, cafes and restaurants, performers, you name it. We walked around it every day. Beautiful.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The main Square is bustling with life all of the day. There are street performers and dancers. Sit anywhere and you can see all of these. Horse drawn carriages ply their trade. The carriages are spotless and the horses magnificent. The drivers are also dressed immaculately. I sometimes wondered if the horses were artificial as there was no manure at... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

So much going on and not rip off prices (apart from the buggy tours). A great place to sit and watch the World go by and so many choices of food and restaurants.

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Iklin, Malta
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a huge square in the middle of the old town. There is lots of activity, restaurants all around and a Cloth Hall in the middle (selling all types of typical Polish crafts and souvenirs). Most probably this is inevitable if you are visiting Krakow.

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