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“Wonderful Watching place”
Review of Historic Old Town

Historic Old Town
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Krakow Old Town, Jewish Quarter Walking Tour and Optional Wawel Castle Visit
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$49.84*
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Small-Group Segway City Tour in Krakow
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Full-Day Private Walking Tour of Krakow from Wroclaw
Ranked #2 of 313 things to do in Krakow
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The 13th century merchants' town is home to Europe's largest market square and offers numerous historical houses, palaces and churches with magnificent interiors, 14th century fortifications, ancient synagogues, Jagiellonian University and the Gothic cathedral where the kings of Poland were buried.
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We loved just wandering the open square, or sitting back and people-watching. There was always music playing somewhere and artists or dancers performing. On the hour you can see the trumpeter of Krakow playing from the windows of one of the church towers (fascinating history there). It seemed everything was beautiful, from the lamps and lights to the building facades and churches (wandering the alleys behind the churches brought even more unexpected treasures) . One evening we attended a concert in the tiny chapel of St. Adelbert's church, the oldest church in Krakow, right on the square--maybe 20 of us enjoying beautiful music, up close, for our own personal performance!

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Just pick a different street every time you are here and you will not get tired of this beautiful square. It is amazing how large this is. Lots of window shopping, and people watching, and horse/carriage watching to keep you happy.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

So much interesting history. Everywhere you turn there is something to discover and learn about. Everyone very pleasant and helpful.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We were lucky enough to stay in Krakow's old town and it was a revelation.
Full of beautiful architecture such as St Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, Wawel Castle and much more.
But it was also home to a plethora of trendy bars, restaurants and eateries.
Wander the old square, watch the street performers hard at work, visit the Cloth hall for some tradition souvenirs and crash out in the Planty when you need a break from the heat and the culture!
There's also the huge shopping centre - Galleria Krakow near to the train and bus station, and plenty of public transport to get you out to other sights.
All in all, Krakow was a great surprise and a wonderful place to visit.

2  Thank collymarps
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Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

We went to krakow in July for dental treatment (fantastic can,t compare to the Uk). Stayed in the city was going to sty for 5 days extended it to 8 . Food very reasonably priced and great quality. Fantastic medieval city, spotlessly clean. Lots to see and do. You will not be disappointed .

2  Thank giorgioRugeley
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