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Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)

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Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
As featured in 3 Days in Krakow and 3 other guides
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Address: Rynek Glowny 1/3, Krakow 31-042, Poland
Phone Number:
012 422 11 66
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Considered the world's oldest shopping mall, the present Renaissance...

Considered the world's oldest shopping mall, the present Renaissance structure dates from 1555 and features in its interior many food stalls and small shops, terrace cafes and flower stands that surround the statue of Adam Mickiewicz.

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Tourist Magnet Market

The market itself is quite expensively priced compared to other souvenir stores scattered throughout the main area of Krakow, hoeevr is still worth a look around as it is stunning... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Typical tourist market. I'll say look what you like and try to find it elsewhere as the prices could easily be double in here. Worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice to see lots of stalls selling the local products. I have never seen so much amber green white and every shade of orange. Not much cheaper than you can buy in Britain. It was snowing when we went so it was nice to get out of the weather.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sukiennice is not only a place where you can buy souvenirs, magnets, dolls in traditional cracovian dresses etc. paying ridiculous prices for that. This place has a very interesting history. First it was a trade street consisting with a lot of small shops building very close to each other. Later this area became a part of a Main Marker square,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basically a tourist style market, leads to the underground museum , lovely from outside. Would go again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The market itself is quite expensively priced compared to other souvenir stores scattered throughout the main area of Krakow, hoeevr is still worth a look around as it is stunning inside there are also quite a few niche stalls and is great for a romantic shopping stroll whilst on holiday in Krakow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The original Cloth Hall burned down in 1555 and was rebuilt in a Italian Renaissance style. It was restored recently and is still a market. Some artisians are selling their own work and some will tell you it's their own work(?). Souvenirs, jewelry, wood carvings, and some clothing are sold in the market. I bought a silver and amber bracelet... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting stalls. Selling all types of craft. Especially pleased to have purchased Amber Jewelry and trinkets to take home as gifts, as well as glassware.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth seeing if you are there. The interior is filled with vendors selling everything form local crafts to jewelry. The architecture and history to me was the main draw.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If You are visiting Cracow main square You cannot miss it. You will experience not only a piece of history and nice architecture for free but also You can find there many souvenires - but be aware that prices are a bit higher than in standrad shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did only visit the ground floor of the hall, where they have this "market" with shops selling souveniors. In a very cold day it warmed us a little bit, this is not a indoor market of course as the enda are open. But they had the most reasonable prices here. We visited many places before visiting here so we... More 

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