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Historic Old Town

Rynek Glowny, Krakow 30-062, Poland
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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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“old town” (750 reviews)
“beautiful city” (198 reviews)
“the main square” (248 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Rynek Glowny, Krakow 30-062, Poland
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Reviewed yesterday

Clean, beautiful, well-designed, the main square of Old Town is certainly picturesque. Unfortunately, it has been too gentrified. Who goes to a historic European city center to shop at Yankee Candle or eat at Hard Rock Cafe? Wait, I know the answer to those questions....

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed yesterday

Nice area to walk around. Beautiful buildings, plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars etc. Very clean streets, very few beggars, nice ambiance.

Thank Ecossaisa
Reviewed yesterday

We walked through little streets (crowded..) There nice city, with streets, buildings. You feel like centuries ago

Thank brachitsterster2
Reviewed yesterday

My opinion is that this place is even better than Budapest. Stunning buildings, lovely atmosphere and less crowds (comparatively!). Can walk around for ages. Plenty of places to eat and hang out in.

Thank Chethana D
Reviewed yesterday

Krakow old town has a lot to offer but you have to explore all the streets to make the most of your visit which means a lot of walking. There is a grass area all round the old town with shade if it gets too...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It has the beautiful church that has the name ” St.Mary's Basilica” I recommend you to go inside and look !

Thank noriphotography
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

City was lovely old church's everywhere clean well looked after Well worth visit. Lots of shops. reasonably priced meals out of the square. .

Thank wideass48
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love this vibrant town, it is so beautiful I have visited 7 times, It is so clean and mostly everybody is friendly. Shopping is great, prices are good and the food is excellent. One of the best places to stay is Aparthotel Stare Miasto...More

Thank Wrmf
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great area to go for a walk and sight see around the city. You really get the feel for the town and it is a great experience with a lot of history.

Thank okica18
Reviewed 2 days ago

Take a stroll early in the morning - when no one is around it's almost surreal being among the old buildings. That's also a great time to take PICS of the buildings.

Thank Alan D
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I am visiting Krakow in a couple of weeks and already pre booked the Aushwitz time slot. What is the best and or simplest way of getting there? Thanks
November 19, 2016|
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Response from Silverfox1405 | Reviewed this property |
Get there early before tour buses arrive. plan to arrive 830. i'd get the bus from the central bus station in krakow...departs about 0650 and drops you at Aushwitz at 815. go to birkenau next and rather then go back to... More
Hello folks. Can anyone tell me please what the weather is like in Krakow at the beginning of February. I know it will be cold, but I am hoping it will not be 3 feet of snow.
July 22, 2016|
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Response from Beauster | Reviewed this property |
A heavy winter coat or parka and snow boots will come in handy, with an average low of -5°C, very chilly, even for the winter months. The average high reaches 1°C , just above freezing but still cold if you’re spending any... More
Harvey H
Hi, I booked a trip to Krakow, but the week I am there Auschwitz is closed for renovation!! Are there any suggestions of other things to do in the area?? Are the salt mines worthwhile to visit??
June 20, 2016|
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Response from redskifreak | Reviewed this property |
I suggest that you go to the Schindler Factory, over the bridge from the Jewish Quarter. Much the best thing to do. Allow half a day there (at least, you could spend hours there) then go to the Contemporary Art gallery... More