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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 yesterday

Visited The Christmas Market with my sister and we can only describe this as magic. Crowded yes, but that is also part of the experience and charm. Recommend to take a stroll early in the morning if you are morning birds like us, that was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Heidi Westum K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived with the snow and Christmas, so the square was lit up and sparkling with decorations, the snow added to the scene of this huge square, lined with horses and white carriages, tempting tourists to take a ride. The restaurants had glass out houses...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Krishma A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Being in Krakow in January was fantastic as all the Christmas lights and trees were still up. The atmosphere was brilliant and very picturesque with lots of people about. We had lunch in one of the restaurants that had outside areas surrounded by glass and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EssexCharlotte
Reviewed yesterday

You must visit the square in daylight as well as night as it is totally different. Numerous shops just off the square with various market stalls. At night a vast choice of restaurants and bars to cater for all tastes.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Krakow is so charming, and the architecture and churchs so beautiful. We loved the main market square at Christmas, filled with vendors and food stands and the center of everything

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LauraG10680
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Krakow is one of those places where it is beautiful in all weathers. A winter trip this time with a slight snow covered floor. The Christmas lights up adding more beauty to one of my favourite towns. There's plenty of places to eat in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RyshyB
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took my fiance here for Christmas market and Spent three days here 17-20 December.Very cold but lovely time. Plenty of restaurant's around the square and the food and service are very good.The people are all so friendly and helpful. the streets of the square have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pauljones6230
Reviewed 2 days ago

Advised by Polish friends living in my village TAKE plenty warm clothes. Been there once before done the salt mine, Auchwitz Birkenhow the Vodka Bar, the Jewish Quarter. Disappointed (No Snow). 4 Star accommodation ok BUT!!!!! NO SNOW.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tommystravels2013
Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely large market square with plenty of shops and restaurants around it. The Christmas market filled half of the square but I found the prices too high for Poland so the extra case I brought with me was not needed. However, the atmosphere was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kandy186337
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Without a shadow of a doubt one of the top tourist sites in this most beautiful of cities is Main Market Square ( Rynek Glówneý ) ) in the magnificent Old Town ( Stare Miasto) . A 13th century square that was destroyed by the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Excursion56547363551
28 December 2018|
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Response from Wilkyf1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The New Year Party in central square is free to enter. You cannot enter if you appear to have had too much drink and you cannot take any glass in. I’m unsure about alcohol vendors but I would think it will be carefully... More
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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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Response from Pilgrim_Tour_Guide | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I just saw this! I concur with all the suggestions. In additions to the Salt Mines and Auschwitz, I would add Wadowice's basilica and the John Paul II museum located right in his old family apartment!. The JPII center... More
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