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The Cloth Hall, Krakow

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Located in the middle of the main square, The Cloth Hall is one of the city's most recognizable architectural landmarks. The Renaissance building was once the center of international clothing trade (thus its name). In the final decades of the 19th century, it was converted into an art museum and became a major cultural venue. The grand halls house one of the largest permanent exhibits of Polish art, arranged by historical period and theme. Take a self-guided tour of the upper-floor galleries to see noted works by Josef Chelmonski, Aleksander Gierymski, Jan Matejko, and Jacek Malczewski. The ground floor features a busy market where you can purchase handmade crafts and souvenirs. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Krakow holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Cloth Hall and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Beautiful well worth a look. Nice to see lots of local crafts some are quite expensive but if you want it im sure youd pay it as we all do.  more »
  • great place to spend an hour or two sight seeing and shopping from the many stalls at the same time.  more »
  • Beautiful shopping arcades on the market square. Such extended and merchant cities of Russia.
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  • The Sukiennice, or Cloth Hall, is a central point in the old city of Krakow and a great place to spend some quality time with friends, family or just on your own. The crowds are always bustling but the big, open plaza gives everybody plenty of room. There are tons of incredible shops and restaurants inside the Sukiennice and in the surrounding area.
  • Beautiful building turned into a tourist trap complete with nick-nacks, brick-a-brack and other cheap tourist goods. It's best to observe from the outside.
  • A great indoor market. Very beautiful and full with local handcraft. If you like chess that's the place to buy a wooden set very cheap (around 50 euros).
  • Once a cloth factory now a museum and Café... Worth a visit. Veranno coffee in one of the coffee shops is some of the best I've ever had.
  • A good place to get touristy stuff.