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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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  • Very interesting place, varied, to bring memories of Poland, especially amber products. Good prices. Very friendly people to meet their commercial premises. Excellent opportunity for those who want to bring memories to your family and friends.
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  • Beautiful building in the centre of the main square. Walk through to view the many stalls selling souvenir but we were told by our walking tour guide that the prices here are inflated and to avoid. 
  • I went the day I arrived and it was lovely to see. Right in the centre of the main square and wonderful to see beautiful works of art my polish artists that I had never heard of previously. 
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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.