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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  • Sat in the square with a beer watching the world go by on a sunny Sunday morning, bliss, quite simply bliss. Large and beautiful sqare. Lots going on.  more »
  • It's a huge square, centered on a very large renaissance structure with hordes of souvenir jewelry and so forth. Below is the excavations of the interesting old town. Near the main Cathedral square. Around the tourist traps mostly, but for coffee and cake with cathedral views, it's worth paying a little overpriced in Polish terms.
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  • Animated throughout the day, to walk it with calm and good photos. There are many restaurants and breweries. In the middle of the old market of fabrics, now with multiple shops of all kinds of souvenirs, handicrafts from all over Poland. Highly recommended to take something on the upper terrace, through Gate eight, the price is not excessive to contemplate and photograph the whole square. Don't miss it.
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