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Main Market Square

Address: Center of Old Town, Krakow, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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Ranked #2 of 130 Attractions in Krakow
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: Huge 10-acre square, the largest in any of Europe's medieval cities...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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 Gothic Basilica of the Virgin Mary.
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Celbridge, Ireland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
54 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Very busy square during the Summer months with lots of visitors .This Square has so much to offer with Old churches, cobble stone paths and lots of restaurants open on to the Street with Canopy and nice pubs in the vicinity .I have visited Krakow during the four seasons and the square looks lovely around Christmas time with all the... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I loved the market, which was beautifully lit up at night. I also loved the bugle boy who plays every hour! The transport is great too!

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Loved it. The square was charming. I went when the snow was falling. It was beautiful. There wee churches right there that are 1000 years old. I love that!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We were really impressed with the main market square. There was much to take in and to wander round the shops and the indoor market was really nice. I managed to take lots of pictures and it was nice to soak up the atmosphere. We felt very comfortable walking around day and night, and would gladly return.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We came to the Main Square every day during our trip and were very fond of the Hard Rock Cafe and little shops. The buildings are beautiful and it is full of restaurants.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

There was 1 beggar other wise a beautiful place looked fantastic everyone one was so nice and helpful. Good value

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FIFE SCOTLAND
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and historical.market was interesting.Lots of things to photograph.Lots of nice eating and drinking places to visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Have a drink in one of the many cafes and watch the world go by in Europes largest Square. Take a stroll through the Cloth Hall in the Centre of the Square or pay a visit to the Mariacki Church, so much to do. If you are feeling historic take a trip underground and explore the medieval Kraków beneath the... More 

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

Beautiful main square, and a bonus was that the Xmas tree and lights were all still on display in mid January (to end of Jan apparently. Very relaxed friendly atmosphere, withy loads of good restaurants, some with outdoor seating in January a real treat.

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

Views are fantastic. Lots of shops to visit and locals are friendly very unique a must see for any traveller

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