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Address: Ulica Kanonicza | Stare Miasto (Old Town), Krakow, Poland
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Lined with mostly Renaissance houses, this street is one of the oldest in...

Lined with mostly Renaissance houses, this street is one of the oldest in Krakow. 

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nice street#

Such a scenic street in the Old Town, really great. Amazing, really. Beautiful colourful buildings. Great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a scenic street in the Old Town, really great. Amazing, really. Beautiful colourful buildings. Great.

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just walk on this street from the castle to the main square. The buildings are so beautiful (Pope John Paul II leaved on one of the houses), there are horse driven carriages, it is simply beautiful.

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The oldest street in Krakow, along with Florianska, it belongs almost fully to the catholic church. Hotels, restaurants and a part of the Krakow National Museum can be found here. The street is cobblestoned and its perfect for a walk ;)

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arguably the most famous house in Krakow is situated at ul.Kanonicza 21; the street named after the Canons (priest superiors) who managed the Cathedral on Wawel Hill during the middle ages. During the late 1950's/early 60's this house became the home of a certain Karol Wojtyła who at that time was the ancillary Bishop of Krakow Archdiocese, who later became... More 

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Co. Laois, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We stopped in this street as part of a walking tour. It is a really lovely street with quaint brightly coloured buildings. Our guide said that this street is older than the city of Krakow because it was first used when the entirety of the city was all situate on top of Wawel Hill and was first used for religious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

When we left the waterfront in Krakow we found ourselves at the Ulica Kanonicza or in English Kanonicza street. This is where Pope John Paul used to live before becoming a pope. No wonder he liked it there, it’s quite an attractive street. Most houses stand out by its vivid colors. But then when we look back to history, we... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Check out the cardinal hats above a few of the doorways. The yellow house #19 is where Karol Wojtyla live long before he was Saint John Paul II (a museum now).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful traditional street running from Wawel castle to the main square. Lined both sides with historic buildings and a cobbled road running through the centre. Lots of little shops to look in too. Very pretty

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Admittedly, we walked here on a damp, wet rainy day. But I didn't find the architecture as interesting or stand-out as my guide book had made out. One consolation was that when we got to the end of the street, we could see the marvellous Wawel in front of us

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Built by Italian builders and masons under the Italian Sforza Queen I think .... stunning, quiet street. Here you will find secret garden cafes and the old Tadeusz Kantor theatre. A hidden jewel beneath Wawel.

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