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Address: Center of Old Town, Krakow, Poland
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Huge 10-acre square, the largest in any of Europe's medieval cities...
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.
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Picturesque square

Our first visit to Krakow proved to be a wonderful break in this very interesting city. The weather was exceptionally sunny and warm and enabled us to sit and watch the world go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our first visit to Krakow proved to be a wonderful break in this very interesting city. The weather was exceptionally sunny and warm and enabled us to sit and watch the world go by whilst eating delightful food at one of the many restaurants that surround this lovely square. Plenty of shops, of all types, including those selling the usual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The main square serves a great purpose as a starting point, or familiar place for orientation. There are a number of bars and restaurants around the square which are nice for lunch, dinner or even a drink. The prices are so low, I wouldn't worry about if you get change or not. In our experience we made sure we left... More 

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Exhall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The square was lovely, we were blessed with sunny weather and it was lovely to dine outside and watch the entertainers and horse drawn carriages trotting around the edge.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

whats not to like this square is lovely i was amazed at the size, the buildings are great and plenty to eat around ohh and drink

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Really nice place with plenty of interesting things to see and do. Be careful in the restaurants around the sides, make sure you give them the correct money, you might not see any change! Also there are better and cheaper places to eat off the main square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed walking round the square lots of restaurants and some lovely shops we felt very safe.Theres nice places to sit & eat& drink outside and just watch the world go by you can also take a trip on the horse& trap which are in the square all day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Lovley old town square. Plenty of shops cafes bars and plenty to do and see. Only issue for me was the amount of city tour operators, they are on every street and on every corner. Off putting and meanlingless.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The main market square is lovely to sit with a drink and people watch.There are loads of places to eat and drink and a good price range to pick from. We hires a carriage on one of the nights but felt that a commentary would have made a big difference.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

So many gorgeous restaurants to visit!!! All extremely reasonable and tasty!!! Not a bad price at all either considering you are in a city center, and when the sun shines extra special!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful square with outstanding architecture and lovely restaurant and bistros. Great to sit here enjoying a coffee or drink.

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