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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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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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  • What a fantastic place to visit totally unexpected as it is under the square. Book your tickets as you will be allotted a time slot.  more »
  • What an amazing old cloth hall. Now all the booths sell souvenirs. If you are looking for a Kraków dragon toy or a wooden chess set this is a good place to start. Wooden figures, glass Christmas baubl...  more »
  • This is a busy market where you can buy your souvenirs at a good price. The amber is quite expensive now for English buyers but there is an amazing selection. Glass is a great buy and there are all so...  more »
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  • Very nice and beautiful place. In particular in the evening. Avoid buying there anything as it is overpriced up to three times
  • Nice place but touristy. I suggest walking a couple of blocks around the square for the best stuff at the best price.
  • Most active and energetic place of krakow. The place is more beautiful after the Sun set. This place never sleeps.
  • One of the most beautiful place to be seen in Kraków! Its atmosphere is amazing! It's alive almost all the time and it makes you wanna live there forever 😍
  • If you want to shop for Disney items but don't want to go to a park, stop here. This place is huge. Service people are excellent and if you don't see what you want ask them. They will try and answer all questions the best they can