Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, Krakow

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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square serves as the largest medieval square in Europe and the gravitational center of Krakow. Established in 1257, the year the city received its charter, the square sits in the heart of Krakow's World Heritage-listed Old Town. See well-preserved palaces, churches, and townhouses. Stand where Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a famed freedom fighter in Poland and America, announced an uprising against foreign domination in 1794. Over the years, the square has served as a stage for political demonstrations, public celebrations, and an annual Christmas market. Plan to visit Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Krakow attractions using our Krakow day trip tool.
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  • The building is looking so beautiful. Inside there is market, but we came here after 17:00 and half of market was closed. I don’t know if it depends on this is winter or summer or maybe the day of... 
    The building is looking so beautiful. Inside there is market, but we came here after 17:00 and half of market was closed. I don’t know if it depends on this is winter or summer or maybe the day of...  more »
  • This is a people watcher's paradise. So many people around this massive square going about their business. Walking tours, horse drawn carriages, indoor market stalls, the church in the corner with... 
    This is a people watcher's paradise. So many people around this massive square going about their business. Walking tours, horse drawn carriages, indoor market stalls, the church in the corner with...  more »
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  • What a lovely central area. The markets and the food stalls were great. We had a meal outdoors and later on cake and coffee at another cafe. Found a brilliant jazz club on the square where we had a brilliant evening. Got a late bite at one of the stalls in the early hours of the morning which was huge and delicious so was shared by all. All places were great. The architecture is amazing the whole place is very pleasing. The climb up the narrow steps in the clock tower was hard work but the view at the top was stunning. As it was Easter not everything was open but there was still plenty to see and do. Would love to visit again in the summer.
  • This is a great souvenir place in old town Kraków. They sell many interesting things and the popular Polish Pottery. This is not my first time there and I really enjoy each time I visit, especially since there’s so many beautiful things to see around it.

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