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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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Extremely well preserved medieval jewel. One of the best I have ever seen. There are few place like this.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Extremely well preserved medieval jewel. One of the best I have ever seen. There are few place like this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We found 'Loza' (restaurant & drink bar) in the main market square on our first afternoon and sat outside enjoying a beer and kir royal whilst watching the world go by. We went back a further 3 times in the afternoon and did the same - a beer and kir royal - sat outside in the sun just watching the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved the main square atmosphere. Lots of recommendations that if you're looking for cheap drinks etc you should go elsewhere but I'd definitely pay the little bit extra to relax here...and you can still get a beer for 8 zloty (around £1.50, maybe less). There's lots going on, the first day we were there was a marathon, and just... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The main market square is lovely and thare are quite a lot of things to see. There is a lovely indoor market right in the centre. There are also plenty of cafes and restauarants around the square. You can't go to Krakow without going to the square!

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The Square is a great place to drink a cold beer or have a hot coffee and watch the world go by. There is a fantastic selection of restaurants and bars.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Good choice of restaurants, very good value for money. Very relaxing just to sit and watch all the entertainment.

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Krakow square is the ingest marcel square in Europe. Sarounded with lots of different restaurants, horse and carage rides available and they all looking so clean and uniformed. Lots if subenior shops on the middle of the square. Every hour throo the day there is a person plaing music from the church tower. It has a great feel, you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The square is fantastic , large and full of interesting buildings and with cafe's , restaurants and bars makes it a great place to sit and people watch .Listen for the bells and the hejnal ( horn) being played 4 times , he may even wave at you if you are lucky .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It is the city center market loads of pubs and terraces and the market is huuuge. Ig is a touristic place but it is enjoyable. If you stay close to the center you can easily do a pub crawl in there as there are many pubs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is a big square with lots happening but it is a calm spot to watch the world go by. Similar squares in Rome or Venice would charge you outrageous prices to sit at a café for a coffee or wine. Here you pay "Weatherspoon" prices and receive better service! Lots to do like shopping, eating, museums and churches, or... More 

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