Plac Wolnica
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,404 contributions
Oct 2020
Once part of the large market square of Krakow's twin city Kazimierz, now a rather average square where not a lot is going on. In contrast to rynek glówny here the old town hall was rebuilt in neo-renaissance style at the end of the 19th century and green trees were left untouched. Good for a stop on the way to Podgorze suburb along Krakowska as there are some nice cafés and restaurants. The old town hall houses an ethnographic museum.
Written January 31, 2021
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Tomek Darda
Krakow, Poland125 contributions
Jan 2014 • Solo
When you're for the first time in Kraków you are usually charmed by Rynek Glowny (Main Square) and the surrounding Old Town of Kraków. And righfully so.

But Krakow is actually a conglomerate of old towns, which include Podgórze on the other bank of Vistula (confirmed as a town in 1784 but with object dating back to even 8th century), Kleparz to the north of the Old Town (though not much of its original architecture survived) and above all, Kazimierz.

Plac Wolnica (name derived from the free "Polish: wolny" trade that took place here) is part of the original Town Square of Kazimierz, the city established by Kazimierz Wielki (The Great) in 1335. The Square used to be almost as big as Rynek Glowny, now you can see barely 20% of its original size. It is dominated by the Town Hall (parts of which date back to late Middle Ages) with its Folk CUlture Museum and the gothic Corpus Christi Church in the corner. It as also the place that after years of neglect comes to live again with more and more fancy bars and restaurants popping up. Still a long way to go, but Wolnica Square is a nice detour from the most touristy areas.
Written January 16, 2014
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Wilma F
Enschede, The Netherlands1,625 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
Nice square to sit and rest a little on a warm summerday. Many people passing by, an statue and a lot of pigeon who are looking for shade, water and food.The shops and restaurants are nice and not that touristic. There is a nice vintageshop with vintage postcards and pottery, a bakery with delicious Polish bread and cake, a supermarket, a delicious icecreamshop and various restaurants. The impressive building in the square is the old townhall from Kazimierz, in which you can find the etnologic museum, which definately is worth a visit too.
Written September 20, 2016
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Tom J
London, UK1,437 contributions
Jan 2020
We visited Plac Wolnica whilst exploring the former Jewish district of Kazimierz. The square is large and feels quite vast as it is not filled with tourists like the Main Market Square, as such can be quite a welcome relief. The square is home to many nice restaurants, bars and proper coffee spots. I would highly recommend stopping by and recharging here before continuing to explore the surrounding area.
Written January 25, 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK613,120 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Most people when planning a holiday to this most beautiful of cities will inadvertably base their holiday around The Main Market Square ( Rynek ) and The Little Market Square ( Maly Rynek ) and rightly so, beautiful squares packed with pubs,bars and restaurants and some amazing architecture and a major tourist destination but located in the Jewish Quarter ( Kazimierz ) is Plac Wolnica which in my opinion is one of the most underrated squares in Krakow.
The square is dominated by the former Town Hall building which is very impressive indeed and the architecture flanking the square is beautiful, there's plenty of bars,cafes and restaurants not just in the square but in the streets leading into Plac Wolnica, as a craft beer fan I always visit Ursa Miaor which is probably the best craft beer bar in Krakow and for the best hot chocolate I go next door to Via Caffe ,two great reasons to visit this square.
We are currently enjoying an eight day holiday in Krakow and have visited this square three times now ,our first couple of days saw heavy snowfall and the square looked awesome.
A wonderful square ,most definitely well worth checking out.
Written January 21, 2019
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tonyb43@virginmedia.com
Bristol, UK43 contributions
Mar 2019
Stayed in Krakow from 18th - 21st March 2019. After initial conflict over accomodation we were situated just outside the Old Town. Krakow is very old and full of history. The Plac Wolnica is the centre of the Old Town with the Kosciol Mariacki as the main location. It is a wonderful church well worth a visit. Just along from the church is a small market selling various types of very appetising street food. Lots of horse drawn carriages but a bit pricey but well worth photographing and the horses looked well looked after! Take time to wander and look in all the corners and several shops to browse around. A very good worthwhile visit
Written March 26, 2019
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MattUK74
Petersfield, UK74 contributions
May 2018
Plac Wonica is nice square in one of the quieter parts of Krakow but with lots of good bars, restaurants and supermarkets etc to provide all you're likely to need for a short break to Krakow. It's around 15-20 mins walk to the more lively central Main Square but staying further out isn't a drawback at all. Think of it as enjoying the best of both worlds. It felt very safe at all times and everyone we encountered in the nearby bars and restaurants were friendly and welcoming. Some may prefer a more lively location or those with mobility issues to be closer to the Main Square, I found this to offer the right balance and probably a lot cheaper with it.
Written March 10, 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK613,120 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Most every one who plans a holiday to Krakow be it for a long weekend or a week will most probably base their holiday around Rynek Glowny ( Main Market Square ) or Maly Glowny ( Little Market Square) and rightly so as they are historically important and beautiful squares teeming with pubs, bars and restaurants and exquisite architecture but not to far away is Plac Wolnica and this square is in its own right really well worth a visit as it's just as interesting.
Located in the Jewish Quarter ( kazimierz District ) there are many superb bars and restaurants such as Via Caffe ( great coffee and craft beer ) ,Podkowa ( traditional Polish cuisine ) Ursa Major ( craft beer bar ) ,Cafe Mybek ( great cafe and vegan restaurant) and many many more in this square.
Besides the wonderful array of places to eat and me drink you have some great architectural here ,particularly impressive is the former Town Hall which is now the Ethnographic Museum ,this building dominates the square which is flanked by some amazing architecture.
The area near the square is also very interesting and your only one minute away from one of Krakows biggest and certainly most beautiful churches namely Corpus Christi Church ( kosciol Bozego Ciala ) which is well worth checking out.
The maze of streets emanating from the square are packed with pubs,bars and restaurants as the Jewish Quarter is renowned for its vibrant and varied nightlife.
Plac Wolnica is in my opinion definitely well worth checking out.
Written September 9, 2017
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK613,120 contributions
Nov 2015 • Friends
This has to be one of the busiest area's of Krakow, the square is awash with cafe"s, bar's , pub's and restaurant's.
Were as the main maket squares are pristine and cute this is the complete opposite, rough and ready but with a fantastic atmosphere.
We were here Sunday night /Monday morning and this whole area was bouncing, we went to so many great bar's and pub's, pub's such as the fabulous ALCHEMIA which was completely packed, we had vodka shot's in the fun bar PIJALNIA WODKA I PAWA,chilled out in LES COULEURS CAFE, ahd took in the great vibe in BANIALUKA,this area is breathtaking.
Very easy to locate in the Jewish district Kazimierz, just head to Plac Wolnica.
Great nightlife area and well worth checking out.
Written November 9, 2015
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK613,120 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
As pretty as the wonderful Main Market Square ( Rynek Główny ) is in the Old Town in my opinion I think the squares in the Kazimierz District ( Jewish Quarter ) are much better ,not for architecture ,to be honest the architecture in the Old Town is unsurpassed but for authenticity it's the Jewish Quarter squares that appeal to me,one of my favourite squares is Plac Wolnica.
This square is dominated by the former Town Hall building which is imposing and dominates the square ,the architecture around the square is fantastic ,one of the big attractions for me is the great pubs,bars and restaurants which I love to visit ,all in all it's a great square to check out if you're planning a trip to Krakow.
Written August 15, 2022
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