Main Market Square, Krakow

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Main Market 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 Main Market Square and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Krakow attractions using our Krakow day trip tool .
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  • The main market square is my favorite place in Stare Miastro, the old town. I enjoy just walking around and taking in the sights.  more »
  • Well, not to be missed. Plenty of restaurants and bars, amazing views. The cloth Hall with stalls offering souvenirs of Kraków.
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  • Large square, with a central hell housing an arcade of small market stalls, selling a variety of souvenirs. Restaurants, coffee houses and bookshops also feature around the perimeter. Easter stays wer...  more »
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