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Historic Old Town

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Neighbourhood: Kleparz
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Address: Rynek Glowny, Krakow 30-062, Poland
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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The 13th century merchants' town is home to Europe's largest market square...

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.

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This is one of the most beautiful town I have ever visited.The buildings are amazing..People are really helpful.really recommend a visit.

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donegal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the most beautiful town I have ever visited.The buildings are amazing..People are really helpful.really recommend a visit.

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Here you will find the history of Karkow and the new museum under the square give all information and it is very well done!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth a visit, you could spend a whole day here, quaint shops, wonderful buildings, generally a good atmosphere

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the royal mile is lovely to stroll down with some great chocolate shops, other than that don't shop here as prices are over the top!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Krakow is a beautiful, old historic town. In the center you will find tourist attractions, shops, bars, restaurants, cheap or expensive. Everything is in walking distance, people are very polite and helpful

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Whole center its like packed in circle of park, so in few hours you can see almost everything in center. Beautfil place if you like historical buildings and everything around that. Churches, castle, cathedral etc.. Definetily recommend walk through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Krakow has many great places to visit, given it was not destroyed in 2nd WW it is in a very good estate. The Part around the Main Square and Wawel Castle are a must see, can be very jammed with tourists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The historic old town is the place to go in Krakow. Most of the historical sites are within its boundaries or just outside. They have walking street inside this area which are lined with shops and restaurants and the places to see are mixed in. The Main Market Square is dead center and is a good place to work towards... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is so much to see, you need quite a few hours to see it all. The Old Castle & the Cathedral are fantastic with a panoramic view over the river.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely area great old buildings and a great place just to walk round and shopping we'll bring a big bag. We went when it had the Christmas market it was amazing and great food. Spend 5 hours and then a great ride on the coach with horses

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