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“Rynek - THE place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Main Market Square

Main Market Square
Center of Old Town, Krakow, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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Ranked #2 of 126 attractions in Krakow
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Huge 10-acre square, the largest in any of Europe's medieval cities, features the 16th-century Renaissance Cloth Hall and the splendid 14th-century Gothic Basilica of the Virgin Mary.
Krakow, Poland
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“Rynek - THE place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

So much has already been written about this place, so I will not even try to sum it all up. I'm just happy that Rynek Główny is growing as one of the highest rated and with everyday more famous public spaces in the world. It was the matter of time after all :)

Visited November 2013
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“To commercialized not for me”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

If you want to see the real krakow then give this a miss . It's alright for a lunch time and to say you have been but not what we were here for . The square has bars all the way around and all have the same large white umberellas with there menus out side infact it looks like I large bar or restraunt only divided by small fences the food we had was ok still cheaper than home but was nothing special . Nothing to write home about. It's ok if you like to look at people going about there every day life and street entertainers a 7 ft grip reaper looked out of place and then the peace and quiet was ruined by 6 lads doing street dancing to some loud rap music from some ghetto blaster luckily they were only there 5 mins . If you want to see the real krakow head to the Jewish quarter down the little side streets here there are small little bars cafés restraunts all brimming with atmosphere . We found this small bar just from were we were stoping on the Monday night and there was a swing night in there ( not that type) most of the people were late 20 early 30 and they were all dancing to the music then some polish guy got a mike and starting singing frank Sinatra songs he was excellent . It was a real good night and cheap I had large polish beer and wife a 200 ml tonic water £2,00 or 10 zloty. We went back Tuesday night but there was nothing on that night so had one beer and moved on but there are loads of places to go give the square a miss it's not all that it's made out to be

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“Nice and relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Lovely place to sit and enjoy a drink or to browse local produce in the market stalls. The weather was nice considering time of year we were there but I can just imagine having a beer there in the height of summer sometime.

Centrally located with lots of nice bars on the square and a number of cheaper options just off the main area.

Visited October 2013
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“Everthing you would expect and more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Beautiful medieval market square with a variety of activities night and day. Cafes, flower vendors, buskers, ballroom dancing.....If you notice everyone standing around in anticipation at the top of every hour, it is likely to hear the bugle call played from the high tower of St. Mary's Church. The call ends abruptly and legend tells that a 13th century watchman was shot by an arrow in the middle of his bugling.

Visited October 2013
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“Not to be Missed...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This spacious square offers much to see and is probably one of the best in Europe. Having escaped the devastation of Warsaw it is truly beautiful and a great place to spend a few hours. Busy for lunch, it offer a multitude of restaurants....outdoors, even in October. We know we paid a premium for lunch in the square, but for a one time visit, it was worth it! Many entertainers wandering around and providing interest...even if you don't sit, there's lots to see. Even a wedding at St. Mary's Basilica

Visited October 2013
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