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Ulica Kanonicza

Ulica Kanonicza | Stare Miasto (Old Town), Krakow, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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As featured in 3 days in Krakow
Ranked #30 of 135 attractions in Krakow
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Lined with mostly Renaissance houses, this street is one of the oldest in Krakow. 
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Marsascala, Malta
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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131 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
57 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Krakow
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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
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95 helpful votes 95 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Travel back in time. The most charming street. Very romantic and quiet. We also visited the house were pope John Paul II lived, when bishop of Krakow located there.

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Krakow, Poland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you can somehow contrive to walk down this street around 5 am, and to find it completely deserted, it'll give you a taste of history. But even at its worst, it's a pretty, picturesque and relatively quiet street.

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Oostkamp, Belgium
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Nice (mostly renaissance) buildings. On hot days, lots of shades, so easy walking while admiring everything. No cars! (as in most of the touristic streets).

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