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Historic Old Town

Rynek Glowny, Krakow 30-062, Poland
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Rynek Glowny, Krakow 30-062, Poland
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

The old town of Krakow is just wonderful and utterly stunning! Compared to other historic old town centres in Europe, I found the old town in Krakow less hectic and busy because there isn't a lot of people trying to sell you items and tours...More

1  Thank KarinGran
Reviewed 8 September 2016

It is must to see. When visiting Poland, you come to Krakow and visit the Old Town with Main Market Square and so many exciting monuments, churches... etc.!

Thank 839tomasz
Reviewed 8 September 2016

An old pharmacy in the old town was fascinating - beautiful building, situated on four floors. There was a floor dedicated to herbal remedies.

Thank pussinboots6
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The old town is just lovely. With fantastic buildings & history. Lively & charming & feels so safe. Spoilt for choice for food & drink - there's plenty to suit all tastes & budgets. We have been here for 5 days and still have things...More

1  Thank debsopiniononstuff
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Really beautiful buildings and architecture! Nice to wander around and sit outside the cafes. Can't believe how cheap everything is!!

Thank Dingleberry78
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Full of life day time and night time. Vodka bar worth a visit so many to try hard to make my mind up.

Thank jackvisit
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a very walkable part of the city with the historic square, many churches and part of the wall within a 10 minute walk of each other. It is very pleasant to walk around. Do not be fooled in to taking the electric taxis.

Thank dferguson
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Lovely area, gives one a sense of days gone by. Just the architecture alone is enough to give one a sense of how this part of town survived. Lovely in the afternoon golden glow. Enjoy!

Thank William M
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Somehow I got the impression that Krakow Old Town is one of the best "Old Towns" in Europe. In fact, it has few churches, one interesting Market place and the rest is SHOPS,RESTAURANTS,SHOPS,RESTAURANTS,MINI-SHOPS,KIOSKS,RESTAURANTS,PUBS,MONEY,MONEY,MONEY. I wanted to breathe history, I wanted spooky narrow side-streets, I wanted...More

Thank Anitra L
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Think of Venice and St.Marks square, but without the rudeness of everyone. Or think of Amsterdam without the garbage and filth. This is a special place that is busy, but so civilized. No police on every corner, because they're not needed. Touristic harmony! So much...More

2  Thank must_travel_soon_10
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19 November 2016|
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Response from Rose001 | Reviewed this property |
The most comfortable way is to go by coach it's far better than going by yourself. The coach will have their own guide, which you need, and they are also good value. Many of the Hotels have details of good coach tour... More
22 July 2016|
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Response from Beauster | Reviewed this property |
A heavy winter coat or parka and snow boots will come in handy, with an average low of -5°C, very chilly, even for the winter months. The average high reaches 1°C , just above freezing but still cold if you’re spending any... More
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Response from redskifreak | Reviewed this property |
I suggest that you go to the Schindler Factory, over the bridge from the Jewish Quarter. Much the best thing to do. Allow half a day there (at least, you could spend hours there) then go to the Contemporary Art gallery... More