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“Historic Square”
Review of Main Market Square

Main Market Square
Ranked #1 of 265 things to do in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Huge 10-acre square, the largest in any of Europe's medieval cities, features the 16th-century Renaissance Cloth Hall and the splendid 14th-century Gothic Basilica of the Virgin Mary.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a beautiful square filled with amazing architectural buildings along with bars, cafes and restaurants. The cloth hall is here along with the town hall tower, St Adalbert's church, St Mary's Basilica and the monument to Adam Mickiewicz. Plenty of people coming and going, horse drawn carriages go around the square which is mainly pedestrianised except for the carriages and police cars/ambulances. Most days there is something going on in the square from street art to small markets, most evenings something is on, we were lucky enough to see an amazing firework display which involved the street art people running around the square with fireworks, carriages full of blazing fireworks and various displays of fireworks. Great place to people watch.

1  Thank LizMarcWirralEngland
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

One of the most beautiful and vibrant city centres in Europe! Dozens of excellent Cafes and Restuarants to suit all tastes.

1  Thank Neil0276
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

so many interesting details everywhere you look. The lamps and light fixtures alone were beautiful, but all the architecture was fantastic.

2  Thank courtney d
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

full of people, just as the centre should be! many coffee shops and restaurants along the square, stop for a few moments and enjoy the atmosphere :-)

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Rynek Glowny was a short, short walk from our hotel (Hotel Europejski). Words cannot describe our emotions as we set eyes on this beautiful Square. It was still early when we descended on the Square but it was gradually coming to life, what with the flower sellers setting up stall. We entered St Mary's Church and were totally awe-struck gazing at the sheer beauty of this church. We were in time to hear the bugle call and just couldn't believe our luck. The numerous cafes that border the square, the charming horse drawn carriages, young couples who've just got married and walk upto the square for a photo shoot - all this and much more make it one of the most enchanting market squares in Europe. What a romantic city to visit.

1  Thank gemini023
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