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Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)

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Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
As featured in 3 Days in Krakow and 3 other guides
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Address: Ul. Rynek Glowny 1/3, Krakow 31-042, Poland
Phone Number: 012 422 11 66
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Considered the world's oldest shopping mall, the present Renaissance...

Considered the world's oldest shopping mall, the present Renaissance structure dates from 1555 and features in its interior many food stalls and small shops, terrace cafes and flower stands that surround the statue of Adam Mickiewicz.

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Lots of vendors

It is really just two long rows tourist tat but there are some good bargains if you spend some time looking. It's also a very impressive building and worth visiting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful place to visit to buy polish memorabilia, such a big choice, beautiful polish items, a wonderful atmosphere. Being Christmas soon, we were able to buy so many beautiful Christmas items to take back home. A truly magnificent place for tourists. Highly recommend The Cloth Hall !!!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is really just two long rows tourist tat but there are some good bargains if you spend some time looking. It's also a very impressive building and worth visiting.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of small stalls inside if you look round you can find an odd bargen,you can also get tickets to a museum which is under the market square at19zolts

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

lovely building but don't shop from the stalls, save your money for the Christmas market and other souvenir shops

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seemed to be looking for a purpose as was full of jewellery and trinket stalls with some clothing also. Not sure this is the best use of a splendid building but I am probably totally wrong. Took 15 minutes to go from one end to the other wondering who actually buys this stuff. Outside edges have shops and restaurants -... More 

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this place during Christmas markets. Its inside, so you can visit in any weather. Lots of shops with clothes, souvenirs and other. It is a part of Historical Main square, so no trouble with reservations or finding on maps. But the architecture and local feeling are very nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in the middle of the central square. There are several stores (among many others that offered wood carvings, woven scarves, crystals, etc) that sold beautiful amber pieces (I couldn't resis a ring). The place has a special atmosphere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited with my friend now in December and it was something magical about that place, all the homemade staff around, hot food, hot wine and other things around make it nice walk and pleasure to be there. It is charming to visit before christmas and all the horses passing make it really cool.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cloth Hall sits in the middle of the Main Market Square and is very hard to miss. The ground level is open on the ends and in the middle and is lined with stalls on the inside. Here you can find a variety of local handicraft like lace, embroidery, lacquer, carvings, amber and knickknacks. The outside edges have shops... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed right near Cloth Hall and visited it on a number of occasions. It's a great place to pick up anything from traditional slippers to amber jewellery. You can also pick up gifts for family and friends, like magnets, caps and dolls. Considering it's in a prime location, the prices are quite decent for the goods and you have... More 

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