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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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Beautiful Place To Visit

I absolutely love Kraków, Poland, it truly is one of the greatest cities I have ever visited. Historic Old Town is a must if you are into history, architecture, & sightseeing. Too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Pocahontas, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely love Kraków, Poland, it truly is one of the greatest cities I have ever visited. Historic Old Town is a must if you are into history, architecture, & sightseeing. Too many things to mention on this review, but trust me, you don't want to miss out of this amazing place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the opportunity to visit several European capitals, but I think that is cracow is something even my hometown of Paris does not have that. great atmosphere, a lot of beautiful monuments, countless great restaurants. despite the arrival of countless number of people, we feel very safe here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This town square is so full of things to see ,buy ,eat and enjoy. We were here during the world youth day. As you canard from the pictures this is a beautiful place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sightseeing, shopping or sitting on the square with a cup of coffee and watching the activities - a great place to spend some time. There is so much to see.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The square is large full of restaurants, music and day after a good walking on foot to relax under an umbrella with a good polish beer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved the old town, this area is very lively with lots of activities. We loved walking around and exploring different places here. There is something for everyone here. A must visit place if in Krakow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Old town Krakow has been easy to see. Walking was all I did and could visit all these historic and culturally rich sites, churches, parks. Worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cracow is really a beutiful town, not so big. You can walk in the center and discover it in a full day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Krakow is very vibrant with 200,000 University pop. Very young. Tour de Poligne finished in the Old Town Square and it was exciting, safe and well organized. Lots of tourists. Great cafés and affordable, Cloth Hall great for amber shopping. At night, alive with horse and carriage rides, lights and music.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The atmosphere of this place is great, lots of people and interesting places to visit. A MUST if you visit Krakow.

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