We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Main Market Square

Center of Old Town, Krakow, Poland
No entry fee. Enrich your experience with a tour or activity!
Popular ways to visit!
from $18
More Info
Evening Krakow Pub Crawl
from $40
More Info
Krakow Small-Group Walking Tour: Old Town, Kazimierz and Wawel Hill
from $41
More Info
Private Tour: Krakow Walking Tour of Old Town, Kazimierz and Wawel Hill
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“cloth hall” (984 reviews)
“watch the world” (515 reviews)
“market square” (791 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Center of Old Town, Krakow, Poland
Stare Miasto
Write a Review
Reviews (16,523)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 10,114 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The 'times square' of Eastern Europe - if you miss this, you haven't been to Cracow at all. Medieval madness meets modern city nightlife.

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed yesterday

This is an extremely large square with many many bars and cafe's spread around the edges. You will also find a good selection of shops and the square is full of street entertainers. It is a perfect place to end your daily tour where you...More

Thank keithoverton6000
Reviewed yesterday

If you come to Krakow and don't visit here bit pointless going! plenty of shops and restaurants. Would recommend the horse and carriage.

Thank Elliot C
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Old town and it had lots of activities for everyone. Krakow has a lot to offer in terms of culture.

Thank FedericoTM
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unlike a lot of old town squares, Krakow's is not too busy but still full of architecture, street performers, museums and places to stop and have a drink. The restaurants are more expensive than less touristy spots but still dirt cheap compared to English prices!...More

Thank VictoriaSimpson
Reviewed yesterday

The town square is a lovely place to visit. We shopped a little, bought some bagels from a street vendor and just sat in the square to read and soak up the atmosphere. The Basilica is worth a visit - the work inside is fantastic.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been to the Main Market Square in Krakow many times over the years, including this July, and it never fails to delight and impress. Architecturally beautiful and interesting as a well-preserved medieval city center, the square is full of life and free cultural...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful huge square with cathedral, old market hall, shops. Cafes. Art gallery, towers etc. Lots going on street entertainment market stalls, horse and carriages great place to wander.

Thank 941whirly_10
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Cloth Hall in the center of the square is a great place to find a souvenir. Check out the nightlife in the main square too. I was there in mid-July and there was loads of shows that popped up during the evening

Thank mgs1627
Reviewed 2 days ago

There's a lot to see and do in this busy square. Market stalls abound by day, and street performers can usually be found entertaining the crowd through to the late evening. There are historic buildings and a large market hall. The market hall almost exclusively...More

Thank Psy2013
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
1,028 reviews
.02 miles away
E.Wedel Chocolate Lounge at Cracow Rynek Street
740 reviews
.05 miles away
Piano Rouge
717 reviews
.04 miles away
Pod Sloncem
410 reviews
.04 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Historic Old Town
6,935 reviews
.01 miles away
Church of the Virgin Mary (Kosciol Mariacki)
4,416 reviews
.02 miles away
Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground
2,541 reviews
.05 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
June 20, 2017|
Answer Show all 13 answers
Response from Cherrie_1715 | Reviewed this property |
We booked through our hotel in advance and it was 110 zloty or $29.00. We later discovered there was a hefty fee that the hotel charged. I would check for car services. We arranged a car to take us to and from Auschwitz... More
Niamh B
June 16, 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from 777Carol | Reviewed this property |
Didn't go out with out a coat, but we had a dry week, snow was in the mountains.
Kerrie M
May 24, 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from jean448 | Reviewed this property |
Any time to visit Krakow is good, just visit Accu Weather site to be sure no heavy raining on your visiting days, check bank holidays of Poland when many attractions are closed . Spend at least 3 full days there, there is... More