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Historic Old Town

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Neighborhood: Kleparz
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Address: Rynek Glowny, Krakow 30-062, Poland
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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The 13th century merchants' town is home to Europe's largest market square...

The 13th century merchants' town is home to Europe's largest market square and offers numerous historical houses, palaces and churches with magnificent interiors, 14th century fortifications, ancient synagogues, Jagiellonian University and the Gothic cathedral where the kings of Poland were buried.

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The historic old town of Krakow is ideal for walks and relaxation! You also find free walking tours in order to learn its history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The historic old town of Krakow is ideal for walks and relaxation! You also find free walking tours in order to learn its history!

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I used to leave in Krakow and I love to go there despite of crowd, take some side streets like Jana or Krzyza. Don't follow crowd and if you have a chance reach Market at 4 AM signal will be played for you!

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Thank Paweł R
Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Please come and check it for yourself - completely pedestrian, compact Krakow old town - recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

the old historic town is very good by walking.free walking tours can show you different programs in Krakow.Is a non profit organization , all over Poland.All items are very near.Walking tour is 2-2,5 hours

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Visiting Old Town Krakow is worth the journey. It is full of renaissance, barroc and neoclassical houses and palaces. Many barroc churches. The medieval Uinversity ... Good restaurants and cafes. And the most beautiful medieval Market Place in Poland

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can just walk around and you're gonna be satisfied :) beutiful and clean streets :) great place to enjoy cup of coffee ;)

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Formby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth a visit and best done by buggy tour where you can be driven around and be provided with some history from the guide. Lots of lovely cafes and restaurants. Gives a flavour of Polish life.

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Very interesting place to visit . Very lively all day long and night !!!! Would go again . A must place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rynech Glowry is the true heart of Krakow. We visited it 2 or 3 times a day and say something different each time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This old town has alot to offer. The castle, the dragon and the town square with the beautifully adorned horse carriages. It gets pretty busy during the day, but it is really worthwhile visiting. Make sure you are there at the tower on the hour to hear the town crier play the tune warning of danger.

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