Historic Old Town, Krakow

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See one of the largest medieval squares in the world at Historic Old Town. The district was one of the first places ever designated as a World Heritage Site. Explore hundreds of architecturally important palaces, churches, theaters, and museums, which collectively house more than two million works of art. Always lively with tourists from around the world, this part of town manages to hold onto its medeival charm. Enjoy a walk with a local guide who can show you important historic sites, as well as pubs, cafes, and clubs. To visit Historic Old Town and get the most from your holiday in Krakow, create itinerary details personal to you using our Krakow holiday planner.
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  • August 19, 2017
    This place, despite the crowds of people always attracts, has its own climate and charms and centuries of history and is the only thing on Earth
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  • August 19, 2017
    I came to Poland looking forward to seeing Krakow and has been the greatest disappointment of the trip. To begin full of people, its famous Castle is a glob and its cathedral seems a garage with all scrambled. His market square all grey color and full of churches, markets and stalls, total which I did not like anything and for mi and I am freaky ugliness of Poland
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  • August 19, 2017
    Great place to visit. Only draw back is that all the people come up trying to sell something. Like strip club tickets, restaurant, tours etc. I got annoying after a while. Square is beautiful and the ...  more »
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  • Great location very close to the old town and wawel Castle, price adequate to the level of standard. The owner of a nice and friendly staff and above all clean and warm. I recommend this place and I think that, as I will be still in Krakow it again here I come.
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  • Kraków's old town is really worth, but left by tourists visiting. There it is worth time early to get up and then through the old town to walk, while the others still asleep or just breakfast. Necessarily the much time for planning, it is very much to see.
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Where to stay in Krakow

Krakow ranks among one of Europe's increasingly popular tourist destinations, which is reflected in the rising costs of comfortable lodgings. The best hotels are concentrated in and around the historical old town, where five-star luxury comes at a very steep price. Old town hotels place you just steps from fine shops and restaurants, as well as the city's main museums and galleries. However, if your trip involves a tight budget, avoid the central district and check out mid-range hotels and economical hostels in one of the outlying neighborhoods.
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