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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Center of Old Town, Krakow, Poland
Stare Miasto
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All reviews cloth hall watch the world market square christmas market the horse drawn carriages street entertainers lots of restaurants mulled wine indoor market cloth market every hour lovely atmosphere old town underground museum stalls selling beautiful architecture rynek glowny
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is one of the main traditional attractions in Krakow. Beautiful architecture on many fantastic buildings, with some tremendous restaurants and bars. No doubt you’ll pay slightly more, but are more than affordable. We visited the Square (Rynek Glowny) during the Christmas Market period and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bordersgeezer
Reviewed today

Big square surrounded by churches, restaurants and an ancient cloth Hall. There was a busy Christmas market while we were there and lots of stalls selling hot polish food.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Phil R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed walking around the Christmas markets in the square there was a excellent buzz around, seems to be the heart of krawkow with local people and food to enjoy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kaz1991minnie
Reviewed yesterday

Stayed in krakow for 3 nights, wish we’d stayed longer, the square is really gorgeous, so lively, plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants, good prices too, definitely recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carol2303
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Christmas market and choir with children always puts me in the Christmas spirit. Still allot of tourist. Good deals to be made. Handcrafts are always a good Christmas present. Go if you can.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 759glenna
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although we had a short time in Krakow the main square and it's decorations for the Xmas Markets blew us away beautiful decorations lovely atmosphere and just about everything at the markets

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 131janettec
Reviewed yesterday

The main square is huge, so the Christmas market only fills a part of it. Lovely lights, Christmas tree, crafty stalls, and good food - sausage, kebabs, potatoes, mulled wine, and fabulous hot chocolate. All at a very reasonable price - we ate for less...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Duncan P
Reviewed yesterday

Once again the square was lit for the Christmas market. The decorations around the square were lovely. The stalls sold a whole range of items. Lots of food stalls and the mulled wine stalls. Most of the restaurants around the square had outside seating with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank annienottingham85
Reviewed yesterday

Main Market Square is a beautiful place. Surrounded by historical, nicely renovated buildings, full of restaurant and coffee bars. There are two churches here - the most representative one - Mariacki church with a famous Wit Stwosz wooden altar and St Wojciech church - one...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Katarzyna W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Christmas Market is one of the best I’ve ever been to. Beautiful stalls, beautiful wares and appetising food. This was my second visit but oh dear the Polish traders weren’t friendly at all! Perhaps they don’t like the English but they certainly liked our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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katek17
15 December 2018|
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Response from Wendy S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We were there in Sept 2018 & there was a market on at the weekend but it wasn`t spectacular, it was mostly flowers! Having said that the square is always a buzz of activity & has stalls in it every day, mostly selling... More
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Experience64860
6 November 2018|
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Response from LL517LL | Reviewed this property |
I also stayed in the Jewish Quarter of Kraków, everything is walking distance and also felt safe walking around solo. At night I’m sure you still have to be aware of your surroundings, weather in December not sure how cold... More
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831Susan
6 October 2018|
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Response from SriKurniawan | Reviewed this property |
Hi again Susan, It depends the type of accommodation that you’re planning to stay. Thank god for me, the apt i stayed (check out my review on it) has ample heater in the rooms n living rm as well. We appreciate the heaters... More
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