Stare Miasto
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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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  • Abovetheclouds
    2,489 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A highlight. A must!
    A highlight. I stayed in the heart of the Old Town. Gorgeous and atmospheric. Well kept and clean. Wear good walking shoes, get lost in the alleyways and explore. You will be greeted with beautiful buildings, architecture, restaurants, coffee shops and more. A walking tour on your first day is a good idea for orientation and to get some history and tips about the area and what to see.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 April 2023
  • paolovbossi
    The Hague, The Netherlands862 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best cities in Europe
    Unfortunately we did not have time to visit the museums so we had time only to wander around. It is simply wonderful! Lots of impressive buildings, clean, a lot of fantastic bars and restaurants. One of the most Beautiful cities in Europe!
    Visited May 2023
    Written 8 June 2023
  • James G
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Utterly gorgeous Old Town, worth several days of relaxation and tourism.
    Perhaps my favorite Old Town in Europe, for charm, beauty, museums, and great food. The only downside: nighttime brings out constant invitations to sex-oriented clubs in some areas of Old Town. But all in all, one could easily stay a week in Old Town and nearby areas.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Traveler807809
    Ridgefield, Washington5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rustic elegance a hidden gem.
    Stare Miasto Krakow Old world character with modern amenities. Easily give this five stars, if they provided onsite amenities for food/drinks/snacks. The outside appearance is very minimal, but the room was a nice integration or rustic elegance. The 1600 building's character is so well reserved and maintained. Rooms are upgraded with jetted tub, marble floors, streaming TV options, exposed beams, mirrored bathroom, cook top and spacious quarters. Robes and slippers are provided and a quiet hotel. Evening revelers could be heard late at night leaving the square but quite incidental during our stay. This sort of style is very high end in the US similar to light industrial areas turned into chic lofts and restaurants. Loved our stay! Only a few blocks off the old world square good access to food, night life, people watching with short walks to the trolley and parks. Receptionist spoke ghost English able to recommend authentic polish cuisine. Go back in a heartbeat!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 February 2024
  • newlifechapters
    Nashville, Tennessee210 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    great place to stay and explore
    Loved this area- lovely buildings, quaint side roads, beautiful gardens to walk and wonderful history with the castle area. We loved the easy, laid back vibe of Krakow. This area was not expensive either. We'd love to come back. Please don't miss the Basilica of Mary for the noon opening of the altar, followed by the trumpeter! It was amazing.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 April 2024
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newlifechapters
Nashville, TN210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Loved this area- lovely buildings, quaint side roads, beautiful gardens to walk and wonderful history with the castle area. We loved the easy, laid back vibe of Krakow. This area was not expensive either. We'd love to come back. Please don't miss the Basilica of Mary for the noon opening of the altar, followed by the trumpeter! It was amazing.
Written 9 April 2024
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Traveler807809
Ridgefield, WA5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Stare Miasto

Krakow

Old world character with modern amenities.

Easily give this five stars, if they provided onsite amenities for food/drinks/snacks. The outside appearance is very minimal, but the room was a nice integration or rustic elegance. The 1600 building's character is so well reserved and maintained. Rooms are upgraded with jetted tub, marble floors, streaming TV options, exposed beams, mirrored bathroom, cook top and spacious quarters. Robes and slippers are provided and a quiet hotel. Evening revelers could be heard late at night leaving the square but quite incidental during our stay.

This sort of style is very high end in the US similar to light industrial areas turned into chic lofts and restaurants. Loved our stay! Only a few blocks off the old world square good access to food, night life, people watching with short walks to the trolley and parks. Receptionist spoke ghost English able to recommend authentic polish cuisine. Go back in a heartbeat!
Written 23 February 2024
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Pub Monster Neil
Liverpool, UK1,278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I love Stare Miasto ( Old Town ) in Krakow, its such a visually stunning district of this fascinating and historic city ,the architecture in both Maly Rynek and Rynek are awesome, these two square's look amazing with great looking buildings such as Sy Mary's Basilica and the Sukeinnece being the standout structures in the Old Town, the Old Town streets are also fabulous, there's many great pubs,bars, cafe's and restaurants and it's popular, we are currently in Krakow in February and it's packed ,great atmosphere especially in the Old Town, if you're planning a holiday to Krakow it's most definitely well worth checking out, in fact it's a must go destination.
Written 8 February 2024
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James G
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Perhaps my favorite Old Town in Europe, for charm, beauty, museums, and great food.

The only downside: nighttime brings out constant invitations to sex-oriented clubs in some areas of Old Town. But all in all, one could easily stay a week in Old Town and nearby areas.
Written 2 November 2023
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Marius P
Oslo, Norway1,854 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Krakows old square with market hall and of course restaurants around it. The maria church with the trumpet player is also located here.
Written 15 October 2023
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Dania Elena M
Zarnesti, Romania57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Full of monuments, history, restaurants, terraces. Worth visiting. A lot of tourists!There is everything to do and see
Written 27 August 2023
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AmandaJaneC69
Wokingham, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Wonderful Church with lots of historic details. Go early as the queue in the afternoon for tickets to get in were very long. You will get a headset which will guide you around everything inside in any language.
Written 12 July 2023
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paolovbossi
The Hague, The Netherlands862 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Unfortunately we did not have time to visit the museums so we had time only to wander around. It is simply wonderful! Lots of impressive buildings, clean, a lot of fantastic bars and restaurants. One of the most Beautiful cities in Europe!
Written 8 June 2023
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mani_kalai
Kingswood, UK237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Beautiful old town, best place to spend an evening with walking, shopping and dining. Lots of bars and restaurants. Some beautiful architecture buildings around.
Written 30 May 2023
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK1,324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is a particularly lovely old town compared with many others we have seen over the years, being clean, spacious and with simply gorgeous buildings pretty much everywhere, in a great variety of styles and shapes!
With many eating and drinking opportunities as well as a variety of shops from basic souvenirs to some seriously expensive items, most people will find something to their taste.
But it’s equally great just for a good stroll.
Written 29 May 2023
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