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Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)

Rynek Glowny 1 - 3, Krakow, Poland (Stare Miasto)
012 422 11 66
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Ranked #37 of 147 Attractions in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building in the center of the main market square that was once the main commerce trading center in Krakow for spices, cloth, leather and salt. Today's its lined up with tiny booths selling poor quality souvenirs so there's really nothing unique to find here. It does have potential if they could only find vendors who are willing to sell... More

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Stavanger Municipality, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

If you have time to kill, take a stroll through. However, this is a tourist trap if I've ever seen one. Lots of random things for sale, nothing super memorable.

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Uusikaarlepyy, Finland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Oh no, this is giving me a headache. Tiny booths lined up next to each other and they're all selling the same souvenir crap.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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70 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This old centre of commerce is still in use, it reminded me of souks in Tunisia and Istanbul. Mostly selling souvenirs. Open late.

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Ireland
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189 reviews 189 reviews
47 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Building full of stalls selling Amber in the center of the old town. There are lots of other stalls catering for the tourist who wants something to bring home. Not a lot to see here.

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Darwen, England, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

So much amber! Everywhere! Of all shapes and sizes and different uses. All at fantastic prices, too. There's lots of tat too, and many souvenirs but it's perfect if you're looking to bring home something that reminds you of the holiday, or for gifts.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

An unusual building which has great historic origins (great lanterns and floor mosaics too). The shopping is typical tourist but there are some good locally produced jewellery too. Right in the heart of the main square and with nurmous cafes and bars right outside.

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Issaquah, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Who wouldn't want beautiful architecture in the middle of an amazing square to do a little souvenir shopping? Cloth Hall was simpler than I'd thought - it's not underground like I had imagined, but just a covered walkway of vendors. However, it is right in the middle of Krakow's Old Town Square, and the building is very pretty and wrought... More

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New York City, New York
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The building is nice enough, but nothing compared to the rest of Krakow. And, what do you need with all the overpriced tchotchkas?

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scarborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

this wonderful building sits in the middle of the main square .it took our breaths away when we first saw it .its oblong shaped building .the inside there is small stalls down each side .which sell many wonderful items . we saw lots of amber jewellery and wooden boxes, little dragons , etc . what we loved was the ceiling... More

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