Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)

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Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)
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Historic Sites • Flea & Street Markets
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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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1-2 hours
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Tom S
Canterbury, UK348 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
It is definitely worth going here to see all the different items that are being sold here. There is a large range and it is nicely set inside the hall.

I would not suggest buying anything here as it seemed to be more expensive then places just outside the square, for the same products.

Definitely worth walking through, looking at the items for sale, as well as the architecture
Written October 26, 2021
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YIANNIS_RELAX_TRAVEL
Kavala, Greece16 contributions
Aug 2021
A beautiful place full of souvenir shops that you must visit but ....
Be aware that the prices despite the look of a "local market' are higher than in the shops not facing the main square . We found amber jewelry at least 25% cheaper at a shiny jewelry shop in old town, that was located in a small parallel to the main square, street .
Be aware that it could get very crowded and risky for COVID-19
Be aware that the open market, on the square outside of the Cloth hall , despite the 'cheap look", is also very expensive compared to shops located off the beaten path of main street and main square.
Written August 31, 2021
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Denisa Moricová
Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic24 contributions
Aug 2021
Beautiful architecture, interesting history, a true landmark of the square. Inside the hall they sell all kinds of souvenirs which is not something I'm interested in buying but the hall looks very nice with painting depicting coats of arms of different Polish cities. I don't think it's necessary to go into the paid section of this building.
Written August 13, 2021
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN812 contributions
Aug 2021
This is a great building to see. Inside there are lots of somewhat overpriced touristy souvenir stalls but if you like that stuff feel free to browse. My four star rating is for the architecture.
Written August 12, 2021
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Karolina G
Southampton, UK14 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
Sometimes it can get very crowded but apart from that it’s really lovely. Great place to visit if you enjoy architectural buildings with beautiful features and local goods
Written February 24, 2021
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,993 contributions
Oct 2020
The present-day market hall dates from the 1870s, after the authorities decided to rebuilt the old Renaissance style structure. However, the site has a much longer history. It all started with two rows of stalls during medieval times in the 1200s. The pattern is still visible in what you see today.

Spices, silk and leather as well as salt and cloth were traded here during Krakow's 15th century heyday. Nowadays, (overpriced) souvenirs, handicrafts and jewelry are the main goods for sale. Underground and on the first floor are branches of the city museum.
Written January 21, 2021
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UriusT
Vilnius, Lithuania711 contributions
Oct 2020
It's a very historical structure which sparks the imagination of what came before. I could picture merchants in silly hats hawking their goods in a much less spiffy version of this building. Now, you shall see a much more well organized lineup of souvenir shoveling scam artists and a few honest entrepreneurs as well.
Written December 30, 2020
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letsdrinkwine
Cambridge, UK133 contributions
Aug 2020
It is a really magnificent building, very rich in history, and a true landmark of Krakow. I recommend having a guide to help to understand it's significance, if you're new to Polish history but the place is very interesting either way. Inside there are stalls with (rather overpriced) souvenirs and a bit more interesting crafty things.
Written November 5, 2020
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I Travel
Skelmersdale, UK2,808 contributions
Nov 2019
With stalls on both sides there is bound to be something for you to purchase which will remind you of your stay in Krakow, a lovely building but as normal with these kind of places the stalls all sell pretty much the same things
Written October 26, 2020
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AlexMa1981
Aberdeen, UK491 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Amazing architecture of this beautiful building in the Old Market Square, definitely worth a stroll around and browsing souvenir stands. Great if you want to buy silver and amber jewellery, Polish salt from a local Unesco mine or Polish crystal souvenirs.
Written October 6, 2020
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