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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  • This is a must see if you go to krakow,the architecture is amazing,there are plenty of shops,bars and restaurants around.  more »
  • The square is impressive: surrounded by palaces and churches including the wonderful medieval and Renaissance parish is home to the Center the impressive building of the merchants with stalls selling local handicrafts. From the Tower of the parish every hour a Bugler commemorates local history with a melody.
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  • The square is beautiful, is the beating heart of Krakow, unmissable both day and night. There are many places, all arranged with outdoor space and ready to offer the customer sitting for consumption, a cover to put on the shoulders of evening. To photograph the Coachmen in traditional dress, driving characteristics wheelchairs.
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