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Review of Historic Old Town

Historic Old Town
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Krakow Old Town, Jewish Quarter and Wawel Castle Small-Group Tour
Ranked #2 of 281 things to do in Krakow
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Nicosia, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“wondering around”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

you cant say you visited krakow without walking around the old city. Its packed with historical buildings, coffee shops,restaurants etc. Its safe and you have a wild selection of choices.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Krakow's main square is simply wonderful, with a fascinating network of radiating streets. It is a classical European experience just to wander around and enjoy the vibe.

Visited May 2014
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south Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“unspoilt historic beauty”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

The centre is not reconstructed - it wasn't damaged in the war. It is truly beautiful with a great cloth hall shopping experience, great eateries, and all very pedestrian friendly.

Visited June 2014
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful city centre”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Loved the old town with the amazing main Square, and beautiful green park with footpaths that surround the centre.

Visited June 2014
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“Much fun”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Krakow, despite WWII notoriety due to it's proximity to Auschwitz, escaped relatively unscathed from the ravages of the war, consequently the main square is surrounded by history...buildings that date back centuries, flanked by charming streets filled with restaurants, bars and shops. The square itself, especially on weekends, is a gathering place for celebration and a wonderful place to grab a glass of wine or beer at the many outdoor cafes.

Visited June 2014
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