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Address: Center of Old Town, Krakow, Poland
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Huge 10-acre square, the largest in any of Europe's medieval cities,...

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.

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The Main market Square is a must! From the beautiful St Mary's basilica to the bronze head there is plenty to see and many places to eat and drink. The horses and carriages that... read more

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fine by day. At night you are ravished by PR staff to get you into local strip or VIP clubs. Well trained PR or touts work the crowds, watch out for the girls with the orange umbrellas. Ready to exploit any one who may have had a few too many vodkas

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Main market Square is a must! From the beautiful St Mary's basilica to the bronze head there is plenty to see and many places to eat and drink. The horses and carriages that trot around are the only traffic and there are free walking tours to join.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even with temperatures at minus and snow in the air the main square is a sight to behold, bustling with people, horses and carriages and with lots of places to eat and drink under cover and warm. As the Christmas decorations don't come down until February 2nd in Poland it was an unexpected treat to see all the trees and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth visiting, traditional crafts, good street food and friendly people. Can get very busy. The buildings around are interesting, albeit tourism led, but there are things to do and look at for a long weekend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The main square in old town krakow is a must. Wander through the covered market, marvel at the cathedral and tower and enjoy a coffee or beer in one of the numerous cafes and bars. An absolute must

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely area with loads of history, looks magical with Xmas markets in the snow.not the biggest xmas market ever but really good anyway, try some of the local foods, very tasty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful town square surrounded on all sides by restaurants with outside eating areas both in summer and winter. At night it takes on a wonderful air, well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even in the depths of winter this square is lively ringed with restaurants, bars and coffee shops. The beautiful architecture is a must and in January the Christmas markets were still going on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fell in love with this wonderful area, such amazing architecture, plenty to see and lots of cafe/bars restaurants all around it. Beautiful horses and carriages to take you sight seeing. Just lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The main square and its surrounding streets offer every kind of entertainment from traditional upmarket polish to burger places. The walk from the square to the castle is littered with bunker bars if you just walk into the alleys and look out for signs.

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