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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  • August 19, 2017
    How beautiful this place! By day crowded with tourists intent on taking pictures, the evening is full of life with young people who play sing and dance. The locals drink are always full and the row of white fairy tale carriages driven by beautiful girls, are awaiting possible passengers ...
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  • August 19, 2017
    Gran bella piazza. nothing to envy to the most noble reality. many young people. c is really a cool air of will to live.
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  • August 19, 2017
    It was worth the visit. I would recommend the underground Hall. Basilica churches, and people from all over the world reveling.
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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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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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