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. Our Krakow trip planner makes visiting Historic Old Town and other Krakow attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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