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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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No point coming to this beautiful city within seeing the old city. Filled with numerous side streets to explore, you will not be bored. Do watch out dor the rip-off currency... read more

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Boston, Massachusetts
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No point coming to this beautiful city within seeing the old city. Filled with numerous side streets to explore, you will not be bored. Do watch out dor the rip-off currency exchange dealers. Wonderful place to see how things were in days gone by..

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Make sure to spend plenty of time in Old Town just taking in the spectacular architecture. This is one of the most beautiful Old Town areas and has so many wonderful cafes and restaurants.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must do if you are visiting Krakow. There are many shops and restaurants to choose from. I walked these streets every day from the train to my hotel and stopped in shops and restaurants along the way. The stores vary from expensive to cheap souvenir shops, so they have variety for whatever you are looking for. They... More 

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The Old Town is where we shopped, ate and drank on 3 of 4 fantastic days in Krakow. So many restaurants offering different cuisines and tons of shopping, from souvenirs to higher end clothing. The lovely cobbled roads and old buildings add charm to this Old Town.

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Amazing place both by night and day. Very animated. Amazing architecture that us illuminated by night.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

By far one of the most architecturaly beautiful and interesting old towns I have visited. Turn round every corner and there was something different to be seen.Dont forget to explore the alley ways.

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Thank Pam C
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Krakow Rynek is a very romantic place, even at +7 and rain, I felt put back 200 hundreds years ago when walking on those cobble stones

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved exploring the narrow old cobbled streets. The amazing old buildings. There was an ornate church nearly on every street. Free to enter.

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This is obviously another great place to visit and pass some time while enjoying your stay in Krakow. Many foods stops, restaurants, shops, churches and sights just to see and enjoy.

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We visited Prague, Budapest, Krakow and Lisbon over a course of three weeks. I would never have guessed that Krakow would have been my favorite. But it was, and it was because of Historic Old Town. I found it very appealing -- balanced, very clean, very nice people, just enough activity, great dining, great vibes....

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