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Main Market Square

Center of Old Town, Krakow, Poland
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cloth hall” (1,137 reviews)
“market square” (933 reviews)
“watch the world” (592 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Center of Old Town, Krakow, Poland
Stare Miasto
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"cloth hall"
in 1,137 reviews
"market square"
in 933 reviews
"watch the world"
in 592 reviews
"christmas market"
in 469 reviews
"the horse drawn carriages"
in 188 reviews
"street entertainers"
in 140 reviews
"mulled wine"
in 157 reviews
"lots of restaurants"
in 259 reviews
"indoor market"
in 138 reviews
"cloth market"
in 179 reviews
"every hour"
in 258 reviews
"lovely atmosphere"
in 122 reviews
"underground museum"
in 200 reviews
"st mary's basilica"
in 123 reviews
"stalls selling"
in 168 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 158 reviews
"old town"
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Reviewed yesterday

Gorgeous square, carriages are lovely dotted around it. And you must wave to the trumpeteer in the church steeple on the hour.

Thank LozzaByrne
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a huge market square with excellent bars and restaurants, Atmosphere great, horse and carriages to take you on tours of the area. Small shopping area in ma8n street into square

Thank dafydd
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Reviewed yesterday

We walked through the square a few times while on our stay and thought it looked like an interesting place , On our last day we decided to spend the afternoon there and really enjoyed it. We watched the pony and traps come and go...More

Thank jennybyford1
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing really how nice this place is especially in the evening. Liked it more than the square in Prague or Venice for example. I believe that Krakow is very underrated place and deserves more tourists because of all the great things it can offer. Go...More

Thank Mаrtin M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Simply wonderful, hundreds of fabulous restaurants in a beautiful setting. The Church is a stunning building and when you enter even more so. The building in the centre has an entire arcade of memento selkers and is a one stop gizzit shop. There are a...More

1  Thank MartockLennie
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very recomended if you are in Krakow! Not the cheapest place but very nice. Also there is nearby eating facilities and sightseeing tour by horse-drawn carriage.

Thank mrimrehorvath
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Daughters 21st so a perfect evening had riding in the horse carriage , meal in the square and drinks until dark. Be aware that eating and drinking in this location comes at a price and our evening meal ended up double that of other nights...More

1  Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed being around this lovely square, taking in the architecture, the Cloth Hall, the many bars and restaurants dotted around it. If you get the chance, go upstairs in the Cloth Hall to the outside cafe there. The view over the square is lovely...More

1  Thank Tina883
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A really lively square and easily accessible. Great range of cafes where you can sit for as long as you like with a drink or a coffe and have a meal if you wish.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

With beautiful buildings surrounding it, this massive square center is packed with tourists but worth visiting if not for the architecture. Avoid anything that it is on offer, this is for tourists only, packed with Polish tourists and some foreigners. Hello tour groups.

Thank LuisMoreira
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mkf143
1 April 2018|
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Response from Donna G | Reviewed this property |
Weather variable. We had glorious sunshine one day -5 the next and heavy rain the next. Go prepared for all weathers better to be prepared and leave layers off if weather good. Schindler’s factory a good trip. Free entry on... More
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Dilly68
8 March 2018|
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Response from Shanlouisee | Reviewed this property |
The glass sheltered areas are outside seating for restaurants located in the main square. They have heaters and blankets. Great food and great views of the square. Hope this is what you meant?
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Louise H
3 March 2018|
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Response from Tom O | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I haven't been in November so I don't know. There is a permanent market in the main square which we thought was brilliant. You will have a great time.
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