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The Cloth Hall ("Sukiennice" in Polish) is the middle of the big Main Square. It dates back to the Renaissance times and is a well known tourist landmark in Krakow. Since 1978 it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Back in ...
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The Kraków Barbican ('barbakan krakowski' in Polish) is a fortified outpost that dates back to 1498. It in the old town area of Kraków, just past in front of Florian's Gate. It used to be connected to the city walls, but now it stands ...
View Krakow Christmas Markets Details »
Every year on the main square you can find a large amount of Christmas market stalls. They are getting more and more popular every year with tourists who want to eat some Polish style food on the main square, and buy some (often hand mad...
View Krakow Main Square Details »
The main square (known as the Rynek Główny in Polish) is the heart of Krakow. It is right in the middle of the old town area, and is one of the largest medieval town squares in Europe (at 40,000 square meters). You can often find stree...
View Kraków Love Bridge Details »
A lot of cities have 'Love Bridges' - where couples lock padlacks to. Well, Kraków is no exception - you can find loads of padlocks on the Kładka Ojca Bernatka footbridge. There isn't anywhere nearby that sells padlocks or pens - so...
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St. Mary's Basilica, or "Kościół Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny (Kościół Mariacki)" in Polish is a huge landmark on the main square in Kraków. It is on the north east corner of the main market square (Rynek Głowny), and ...
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The Starmach Gallery was established in 1989 by a couple of art historians from Krakow – Teresa and Andrzej Starmach. First it was located at Rynek Główny, and the first opening took place on October 3, 1989. The gallery was active from...
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Wawel Castle is in between the Old Town's main square and the Wisła (Vistula) river. It was originally built in the 14th century, but has been preserved very well. Almost all tourists that visit Krakow end up seeing the castle. It is ri...
View Zakrzowek Lake Details »
Zakrzówek lake was created in 1990, after the limestone quarry there flooded. Nowadays it is a popular tourist attraction (mostly with locals), but officially it isn't really open to the public. It is fenced off, but there are many hol...
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