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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. Put Main Market Square on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Krakow trip builder.
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Krakow ranks among one of Europe's increasingly popular tourist destinations, which is reflected in the rising costs of comfortable lodgings. The best hotels are concentrated in and around the historical old town, where five-star luxury comes at a very steep price. Old town hotels place you just steps from fine shops and restaurants, as well as the city's main museums and galleries. However, if your trip involves a tight budget, avoid the central district and check out mid-range hotels and economical hostels in one of the outlying neighborhoods.
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  • From the Hampton by Hilton you had to walk maybe 200yds to the tram. From there you could take either tram 1 or 14 to the main Sqaure which cost only 2,80zl. In the square there were plenty of shops t...  more »
  • We have just spent a 3day break in Krakow and rated the Market Square our favourite tourist attraction. Whenever we were there something interesting was happening. There was always at least one person...  more »
  • We had been told old town & Market Square were beautiful but nothing prepared us for what we saw. Everywhere so clean & tidy (we could learn a lot). Pretty buildings with restaurants​ & cafés around t...  more »
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  • Great views of the square but a lot of stairs if you are on the top floor
  • Stayed here last year walking distance from main square excellent facility's well recommend
  • Apartment very close to the central station and the main square. The WiFi was very weak and the apartment was a bit small
  • Within walking distance of all ... neat and clean.
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  • We have rented a really inexpensive and yet clean and well equipped apartments for 4 people and 3 nights here. The price is very good, but at least our apartment is located in the middle of the ' bar / pubs Centre ' and the apartment has also very thin Windows - who is not deterred, will make this a real bargain for his holiday.
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