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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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“old town” (789 reviews)
“beautiful city” (199 reviews)
“the main square” (252 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Rynek Glowny, Krakow 30-062, Poland
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Reviewed yesterday

Krakow's Old Town has a great variety of shops, streets and attractions. Found a lovely spot for breakfast but sadly can't remember its name. There are ATMs everywhere and most of these are not attached to banks. Was a bit wary at first, but they...More

Thank Psy2013
Reviewed yesterday

Just wander around and soak in the atmosphere, always plenty of things to see and visit. Lots of outdoor cafes, bars and restaurants.

Thank 941whirly_10
Reviewed yesterday

I walked this square multiple times to try and take everything in. There is so much to see. On the hour, you will hear a trumpeter play the four corners in the upper tower of St. Mary's. There is a story behind why the trumpeters...More

Thank mgs1627
Reviewed yesterday

Kraków is busy but has room to be, You feel safe and comfortable you are aware that there are beggars on the streets but that's everywhere there is a language that is hard to gues at! But this is ahonest place filled with what appear...More

Thank concernednortheast
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having wandered around the old town during the day we returned of the evening for a meal and drink at one of the many restaurants only to spend hours walking around and enjoying the fantastic atmosphere of this vibrant night time city. Street entertainment everywhere,...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

But expensive for Poland beware of dodgy hawkers who only purpose is to exploit the naive tourists. Ignore and they go away. The shopping mall nearby is amazing.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Krakow is one of my favourite places in Poland. The Old Square has everything for an enjoyable visit. The Mariacki Church, Sukiennice and lots of places to eat, chill out and watch the world to go round. It is for pedestrians only except carts and...More

Thank Ula1988
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The old town is a great place for a leisurely wander around to admire the architecture and atmosphere.

Thank Meredith_J_R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a beautiful city with so much history and culture. Amazing restaurants and friendly people. Would recommend with hesitation.

Thank LisaLouKettering
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful old town but ruined by far too many British stag do's being rowdy, and really women angling to get said stag do's into strip clubs. This place is great to people watch but explore the back streets rather than the main square if you...More

Thank Rhys12345678
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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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21 June 2016|
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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