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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  • Beautiful square right in the centre. A lot of beautiful buildings and bars and restaurants around. Very nice in the evening too. 
    Beautiful square right in the centre. A lot of beautiful buildings and bars and restaurants around. Very nice in the evening too.  more »
  • Visited market square 10th/15th dec. bitter cold and some snow. Plenty eating and drinking establishments. All with plenty to choose from. Winter market stalls seem to be rip offs, ( small wet ham....  more
    Visited market square 10th/15th dec. bitter cold and some snow. Plenty eating and drinking establishments. All with plenty to choose from. Winter market stalls seem to be rip offs, ( small wet ham....  more »
  • Krakow is peaceful town with several highlights like the square we spent half of day wondering around. Several museums possible to visit, playground for the kids at the corner, young people... 
    Krakow is peaceful town with several highlights like the square we spent half of day wondering around. Several museums possible to visit, playground for the kids at the corner, young people...  more »
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  • Beautiful historic square. So much to see and admire. Vibrant and exiting. Great selection of restaurants and bars. Wonderful outdoor seating. Must see. Evenings are even more beautiful. Clean, tidy and welcoming
  • Amazing that's the right word to describe this square. The buildings are beautiful, so typical! Also in the middle of the square there are a bunch of different markets, they all sell amazing stuff!
  • One of the Good place to visit when you are in Poland. The streets of this place always impress with it's European architecture. It's like a city center with Local market, restaurants, and people around you roam here and there.
  • Krakow is beautiful! Do the square once, has to be done, then start exploring. There are some fantastic bars, cafes and restaurants in the side streets away from the square, cheaper and more polish. Awesome place. Don't get taken in by the people in the street suggesting cheap drinks in a party house, you will be robbed.
  • Best place for Christmas market. The ambiance and landscape it's gorgeous. You can listen there all kind of languages, and being attended in English everywhere. Very concerned about the Historical architecture. Lovely place!

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