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Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)

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Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
As featured in 3 Days in Krakow and 3 other guides
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Address: Rynek Glowny 1/3, Krakow 31-042, Poland
Phone Number:
012 422 11 66
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Considered the world's oldest shopping mall, the present Renaissance...

Considered the world's oldest shopping mall, the present Renaissance structure dates from 1555 and features in its interior many food stalls and small shops, terrace cafes and flower stands that surround the statue of Adam Mickiewicz.

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This only holds stalls however they sell varied goods at reasonable prices. There's not really much else to see there.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This only holds stalls however they sell varied goods at reasonable prices. There's not really much else to see there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

beautiful building but disappointed with the stalls inside only about 3 maybe 4 different types of goods and some v expensive compared to small side street prices

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice historic building in the centre of the main square. Some good shopping stalls inside but quite repetitive in what they sell. Restaurants on the outside looked nice too. Worth a look while you're in the square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

place where you can get all souvenirs for family or friends and also get some food or see some art as on first floor is museum

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're in or near the main square then you will certainly visit Cloth Hall. I was a bit disappointed as it's mentioned in all the guide books as an historic place of trade so I was imagining a place where we could buy lots of lovely fabrics, jewellery, leather goods and pottery but actually there is just one central... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cloth Hall is a beautiful building in the centre of Main Market Square. The building itself stands beautifully in the square with fabulous architecture. Inside the Cloth Hall there are numerous stalls offering local produce, jewellery, ornaments and souvenirs. Personally, shopping and market stalls are not my thing but it is perfect to pass free time while experiencing the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cloth hall has an interesting history and architecturally looks great in the centre of the square but that's about it - many of the shops in the hall sell very similar items geared to tourists of little quality or interest and I would suggest that you shop away from here if you want to purchase a souvenir of you... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a quick walk through just to see. We didn't partake looked cheap and nasty produce. Walk on through to the other side and see the big head for a photo

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When around main square, you must make a visit here, steeped in history, with a nice café too, often piano being played in a beautiful original setting, also make a visit to the underground museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building in the centre of the main square. Walk through to view the many stalls selling souvenir but we were told by our walking tour guide that the prices here are inflated and to avoid.

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