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The Cloth Hall, Krakow

Categories: Shopping Malls, Historic Sites, Shopping, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Located in the very middle of the old square in a historic imposing building it seems glow from the outside maybe because of the dozens of Amber stalls inside, stalls selling traditional polish goods ...  read more »
  • The cloth Hall does have some way of a bazaar in Istanbul. Many stalls, also many of the same. Fun to walking, but in 10 minutes you have the seen again
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  • An impressive building located in the heart of the square of the market, the main square of Krakow. Inside there is a huge Gallery with the old posts converted in souvenir stalls.
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  • Very nice building, settled in a old and typical polish town center place ( Rinek) . Inside It, all thé usual items for tourists as everywhere .But a so wonderfull moment of "feeling well" when resting close to this Cloth Hall under the sunset in summertime.
  • Lots of items to browse in a hall packed with booths, although some stuff is a bit overpriced and not specialties from Krakow (e.g. amber).
  • Old and magnificent building originally used as a trading hall for wool and other cloth, hence the name. Today the building still works as a market, and on the inside you will find several stands where you can buy different items. Some of the stands sell interesting art and handcrafted goodies, but you will also find typical tourist merchandise as well as more regular items. I would recommend to visit the hall, but I can not guarantee you will find a lot of "must haves".
  • The building is great, inside however its full of those terrible stalls selling 'i love Poland' tshirts and other crap
  • A great place to buy trinkets and souvenirs of Kraków. The prices are for tourists so be expected to pay. Postcards are only available in the brick and motor shops if you wish to collect them though.
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