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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  • Certainly one of the most beautiful city squares in Poland. A great place to spend your afternoon and grab a nice coffee in one of the nearby cafeterias.  more »
  • An impressive huge rectangular shaped square in the center of Krakow's old town, is not be missed. It is larger than market places in older Polish cities such as Warsaw, Poznan or even Wroclaw. The...  more »
  • Visually it looks well indeed. Though, as Krakow Old Town goes its just way too much tourists and souvenir scamming going on. It cheapens the glory of the architecture. Stop by for some photos and...  more »
  • One of the best town halls in Poland, probably the best! There is a lot of great things to do, can spend all day there even without Christmas markets, it's pretty busy.
  • We love it. It's the second time that we come, always beautiful and full of life. I highly recommend it for tourists. A lot of restaurants and souvenirs shops.
  • Absolutely gorgeous city square. Well looked after and clean. Shops, bars and restaurants surround the area. Just a truly beautiful place to be.
  • Been a lot of times to Kraków and it is every time a beautiful sight. Especially now because there is much less tourism. One of my favorite city’s.
  • A magical city indeed, once being the capital of Poland. Really worth giving this city a tour. Most it restored or renovated. Charming in its old and architectural self. You'll be spellbound.

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