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Ulica Kanonicza

Ulica Kanonicza | Stare Miasto (Old Town), Krakow, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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Ranked #36 of 147 Attractions in Krakow
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Lined with mostly Renaissance houses, this street is one of the oldest in Krakow. 

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189 reviews 189 reviews
47 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This street takes you from the main square down to the castle. It has many old houses with lovely architecture. There are also a number of cafes and restaurants, and it is a popular route for the horse carriages.

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Krakow, Poland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Lovely cobbled street in a city center full of Reinassance houses. The best time to stoll is early morning when there are no tourists and the steet is quiet and peaceful. To feel its magic better come in the evening. The houses are nicely illuminated - they look really impressive. It is the best way to reach Wawel Castle and... More

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Krakow, Poland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you want to taste the medieval Cracow you must go to Kanonicz str. over the evening. Priceless. Almost all of the town houses belong to church.

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Marsascala, Malta
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Quaint, ancient street that is nice to walk through and admire the architecture, but not much else to do.

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New York City, New York
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

These streets were undoubtedly one of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen. The whole place is beautifully aligned with renaissance styled houses in bright colours. The best part is that the whole place is still bathed in the old world style and is extremely peaceful and impressive. You could utilize these calm and relaxed areas to reach the... More

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Workington, United Kingdom
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144 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It makes a lovely change to walk down a street in the old town where you don't get pestered for city sightseeing tours or menus shoved in your hands. Full of very old beautiful houses, some of the oldest in the city, and that of John Paul II. Take a stroll down it on the way to the castle.

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

You can see historical buildings and also the house where the Pope John Paul II lived before becaming a Pope.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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57 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

It's indeed so clean and lovely. No eateries could be seen here. We walked most leisurely as we wanted to soak in the peaceful atmosphere with its beautiful buildings. Our tour leader brought us to the building where Blessed Pope John Paul II lived. A huge picture of his hang on its wall. It's truly a most impressive street to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Short and sweet and not to be missed.. An historic street that has somehow escaped the depredations of business and mass tourism... a lovely walk with the castle as your reward at one end.. Along the way there are a couple of nice garden restaurants tucked away... peaceful and a blessed escape from the crowds not far away in the... More

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Grand Bend, Canada
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

A walk down this street ... where kings from other countries used to pass when visiting Wavel ... gives you an idea of how Krakow looked in the middle ages as many of the preserved buildings date back to the 14th and 15th centuries. It's an enjoyable and cool walk (lots of shade) with no traffic away from the crowds... More

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