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“History coming alive.”

Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground
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Ranked #16 of 276 things to do in Krakow
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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“History coming alive.”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Kraków has always been a wondeful city to visit. From my first trips in the rather dingy People's Republic of Poland year to today the transformation has been dramatic. It is a city definately on the tourist trail as all the low cost airliners at Balice airport atest to.

The Wawel Castle, the Main Square and the wonderfully busy streets are great to look at - but there is a place where you can time travel in Kraków and it is right underground in the main square, the Rynek.

Opened just a couple of years ago, the Rynek Underground is a great way to see how the city used to be with a very creative multimedia experience combinging state of the art technology with real skeletons. The kids will like it - as will the adults. In addition, there is actually a good cafe down there with some very good, thick hot chocolate for cold winter days. If you are there in the summer, it is nice and cool. Go early in the day if you can to avoid summer crowds.

If you or the kids aren't keen on a musty museum, don't worry. You will enjoy this. Our kids have been several times and on each trip to Krakow are always checking if we have time to go again.

Visited February 2013
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“Time Travel under the Market Square”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Archeologists and Historians--does Krakow have the perfect place for you to wander for hours. I found this museum fascinating and beautifully organized. Being underground--a city below the city- adds a ton of authenticity, and there are so many interesting nooks and crannies to explore. Allow yourselves plenty of time to absorb and discover.

Visited October 2012
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“Amazing museum in the ruins of old Krakow”
Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting museum about the history of Krakow. Free entrance on Tuesdays. It is located right under the main market square. Definitely recommended.

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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Recommended by my brother in law this was a great way to get a feel for old Krakow. An archaeological dig of immense proportion full of old roads, foundations, graves, trinkets, pots, jewellry and items from everyday life from the 1300's onwards.

Might be considered a bit geeky and intellectual by some, but with lots of English language info boards, its a real chance to learn something about Krakow/Poland that isn't connected to WWII.

Visited March 2013
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“interesting”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

very interesting, especially where you can see the excavation of the ancient city, showing parts of houses etc. amazing that all that is underneath the main square, lots of interaction for kids.

Visited February 2013
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