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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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  • We shopped in the market, had coffee in the cafes on the square, enjoyed watching the horse drawn carriages. 
  • Be sure to go during the day and again at night for 2 completely different experiences. The "Trumpeter" sounds the call every hour on the hour from the spire of St. Mary's Church. Take your time throu...  more »
  • Loved to sit and watch the world go by in this magical square! Lots to see and extremely pleasant! Took a horse and carriage ride and enjoyed the most delicious hot chocolate in outside cafe with heat...  more »