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Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)

Rynek Glowny 1 - 3, Krakow, Poland (Stare Miasto)
012 422 11 66
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As featured in 3 days in Krakow
Ranked #27 of 136 attractions in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Malls
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Considered the world's oldest shopping mall, the present Renaissance structure dates from 1555 and features in its interior many food stalls and small... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Located in the main square this building is imposing and looks even better lit up at night. The market inside however lets it down with poor selection of stalls charging way over the odds even for a major city. Nice views but stay away from the market!

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The building is old and beautiful. But the shops sell mostly the same things, lots of amber, wood boxes and souvenirs. It is packed with tourists. After all the hype about it, we were disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful interior, well worth a stroll down, but some of the shops are tacky and repetitive, was hoping for a little bit more. That said, there is definitely a bargain or two hidden in there for those with time to pour over the stalls. The building itself is lovely, so even if you aren't interested in the shopping, it's good... More

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Gateshead, England
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230 attraction reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

In the centre of Krakow is the Central Square and the focal point of this is one of the oldest markets in Europe. The Sukiennice or Cloth Market. When you approach the square you will be impressed by the Cloth Market from the outside. Architecturally it is a wonderful building and stands proud beautiful. I thought it was a great... More

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Marsascala, Malta
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Beautiful building, but look elsewhere for shopping. The hand-made goods are needlessly expensive that can probably be bought from elsewhere for cheaper.

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leeds
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was a little disappointed here, I thought all the stalls pretty much sold the same thing one after the other of mass produced stuff. I loved the architecture of the building and it was lovely and cool inside, out the hot sun but I think it would have been nice to see something a bit mor original. Yes there... More

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A nice market, just in the center of the most important square of the city. Definetely worth to see!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Situated in the central square, Rnek Glowny, from the outside this is awesome, inside it houses stall after stall of traders selling their ware, particularly amber jewellery but also lovely glass and wooden items etc. Great for Xmas gift ideas. It is a very touristy area though, but that said I have seen worse and you dont really see anyone... More

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Bari, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Maybe the most important attraction in Krakow where you can find every kind of souvenir for a few money. Amazing Place.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We wanted to take back things to remind us of Poland culture and gifts for family. Everything you need is here for young and old alike, T-shirts, Russian dolls, wooden toys and boxes, jewellery, you name it its there! Great value and although there are a lot of stalls, they are all selling things at the same price, so if... More

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