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Address: Center of Old Town, Krakow, Poland
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Huge 10-acre square, the largest in any of Europe's medieval cities,...

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.

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Exciting and vibrant

Atmosphere wonderful, clean and well looked after all over. Full of history and places to see, little alley ways offering more for the interested party

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Atmosphere wonderful, clean and well looked after all over. Full of history and places to see, little alley ways offering more for the interested party

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Tralee, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This is a most beautiful square in the center of Old Town.This very large square has the beautiful Cloth Hall built around 1500. Also you will see St Marys Basilica and Town Hall Tower.There are some cafes and Restaurant though these may be a little more expensive than those a few yards away in the side streets. As it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Love Kracow! It's the best city I have been to and will keep on coming back. I especially like the Market Square, full of life, bars, restaurants, monuments, amazing architecture and so so clean. The people are lovely and the atmosphere is electric! Love it! Love it! Love it!!!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place for food and drink in various bars and restaurants. Some familiar like the golden arches, and Costa, and local ones, the Piano Rouge is great place to eat, either in side or in the square. Many side directs lead off the square where there are many more eating and drinking places

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A really beautiful square with incredible views from wherever you are. My favourite way to reach the square was to come through the Barbican and St. Florian's Gate, where you can see the tower up ahead behind the pastel coloured buildings. It is obviously a tourist hotspot but it is nice to see that the square isn't dominated by chains... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great spot in heart of Krakow where you can see St. Mary's Basilica and Cloth Hall. There are horse-drawn carriages you can rent. It's a great spot to take pictures and see the crowds of locals and tourists. It should definitely be where you go if you can only go one place in Krakow. I highly recommend seeing it.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This large open square has a covered market, Cloth Hall, in the middle. Surrounded by bars, shops and restaurants. For those interested in photography there is plenty to see. Phone pics included below.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, so we went on a cold, wet evening, when not sane people were tucked up at home, but I wasn't as blown away as I thought I'd be. The church does look very impressive - but far more interesting on the inside. The indoor market does have a few items which are worth a second glance, but mainly tourist... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a lovely place to take photos at and take it all in. There were always horses and carriages there and if I had more time I'd definitely go on one. There was a shopping market there which had nice gifts there. Plenty of places for food and drink on the square (Costa & Hard rock cafe for fussy eaters)... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to pass through, have a coffee, but the restaurants and bars are over priced. A minutes walk outside the square and you have a much better dinning experience.

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