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Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)

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Address: Rynek Glowny 1 - 3, Krakow, Poland
Phone Number: 012 422 11 66
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping
Description: Considered the world's oldest shopping mall, the present Renaissance...
Considered the world's oldest shopping mall, the present Renaissance structure dates from 1555 and features in its interior many food stalls and small shops, terrace cafes and flower stands that surround the statue of Adam Mickiewicz.
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Good central position

Excellent central position, and lots of choice/selection, so you don't have to wander iff the beaten track or miss the buzz of the central / main square.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Very much enjoyed visiting the Cloth Hall and all it had to offer. Wish I'd taken more money to spend on the goodies on sale ;-D

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Excellent central position, and lots of choice/selection, so you don't have to wander iff the beaten track or miss the buzz of the central / main square.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The Cloth Hall is an absolute must to see in Krakow. Part markets, part restaurants and with a fantastic archaeology museum there is plenty to keep you occupied. Aim to arrive some time just after lunch when all the stalls are properly open. You can buy Polish souvenirs, amber goods and a whole raft of interesting knick knacks. Beautiful square... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The building itself in interesting and it is a big shopping area with anything you would want in regard to souvenirs.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

As the centrepiece of Main Square this is the one place most visitors to Krakow are sure to visit at least once. Architecturally pleasing on the outside, the inside is lined with numerous stalls selling colourful souvenirs, jewellery, and clothing ranging from quality to tat. Bit if you’re looking for both quality and value then you could do better by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This beautiful, ancient hall is used by souvenir vendors all selling similar products. More product variety and different types of shops would make this building much more interesting to visit.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Krakow main square is a great meeting place, with a lot of shops all year round, traditional restaurants and a beautiful Christmas market..oh, and if you're there for New Year's Eve, there are free concerts, a lot of lights, fireworks and loads of people :)

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Beautiful little shops selling souvenirs of your visit e.g. Amber jewellery, toys, pottery, and other hand made items.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Nice to see the culture and the crafts that people have made but a lot off the stalls are the same. Centre of Krakow market square.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I lost count of the number of times we found ourselves back at Cloth Hall. The building itself is fascinating, but it reminds me of a magic box where you keep discovering something even more interesting with each layer you peel away. There are flower shops on the outside, restaurants and coffee shops on the next layer and amber and... More 

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