Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Huge 10-acre square, the largest in any of Europe's medieval cities, features the 16th-century Renaissance Cloth Hall and the splendid 14th-century Gothic Basilica of the Virgin Mary.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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from NZ$32.16
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Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
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RafaelMicquel
Krakow, Poland4 contributions
i love it
Jun 2021
I love this place!
lots of people, great atmosphere in the big square.
my favorite place in cracow!!
Written 21 June 2021
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Alexiakk33131
2 contributions
A definite highlight and must-see in Poland
Jul 2020
One of the the most incredible European experiences I’ve had. You must not miss this on your Euro highlights trip!
Written 15 June 2021
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Adrian G
26 contributions
Things will pick up soon
Jun 2021 • Friends
As usual, Rynek has this magical feel about it. Things being what they are because of the present situation, business looked slow, and very few people were around. The usual full cafes and merry making were absent. Let's hope things pick up soon.
Written 14 June 2021
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Karolina G
Southampton, UK14 contributions
Definitely a must see
Feb 2021 • Couples
Certainly one of the most beautiful city squares in Poland. A great place to spend your afternoon and grab a nice coffee in one of the nearby cafeterias.
Written 23 February 2021
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,467 contributions
A Polish highlight
Oct 2020
An impressive huge rectangular shaped square in the center of Krakow's old town, is not be missed. It is larger than market places in older Polish cities such as Warsaw, Poznan or even Wroclaw. The square is dominated by the historic market building in the middle flanked by the old town hall tower (city hall itself was never rebuilt), while the church of Saint Mary with its two colossal towers is another eye catcher.

Most buildings surrounding the square have facades in neoclassical style and date from the late 19th century. They are less exquisite than the ones in Gdansk or especially Wroclaw, another old city center that escaped WOII destruction. Probably because Krakow's heydays in the 1500s are further away in history. Remnants of medieval Krakow are underground and can be seen under the market hall (section of central museum).

The dynamics of the square have been significantly affected by mass tourism, as most businesses are geared to tourists, a trend also visible in cities like Venice, Prague or Amsterdam. When I visited in October 2020 most tourists were Polish and there were demonstrations by LGBT activists. All contributing to an authentic Polish experience.
Written 26 January 2021
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UriusT
Vilnius, Lithuania600 contributions
nicest square in the city visually
Oct 2020
Visually it looks well indeed. Though, as Krakow Old Town goes its just way too much tourists and souvenir scamming going on. It cheapens the glory of the architecture. Stop by for some photos and architectural appreciation, buy a souvenir if you must. Then I recommend to high tail it out to get some pierogis.
Written 30 December 2020
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jchristomaria123
Liverpool, UK15 contributions
3 days in krakow
Feb 2020 • Family
Went in february 2018 with my 16 yr old granddaughter. Stayed at the apt alicja. Beautiful apt only drawback there was no oven and could not figure out how to use the hob so unable to cook anything. However nearby Hotel Kossak served an excellent 3 course meal which was really Inexpensive. The market square was great even though I had my purse stolen (so take extra care). Visited the large shopping mall which was vast. Our visit to auswich was very moving especially as it was snowing which seemed to make it even quieter. Didn't have time to go to the salt mine as or castle but am keeping them for my next visit.
Written 24 November 2020
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Jacek G
Mogilany, Poland10 contributions
Amazing - must see!
Sep 2020
Beautiful place to visit, amazing architecture and plenty of restaurants to choose from,. I recommend visiting the underground museum where you can see how the square looked like few hundreds years ago, its amazing - must see!
Written 7 November 2020
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letsdrinkwine
Cambridge, UK133 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2020
It's the heart of the UNESCO site, the largest medieval market square of the Western world, the very centre of the capitol of one of the richest and most powerful countries in the world during the time of its peak power. Plus, it's been extremely well preserved for hundreds of years. Just beautiful, go and see.
Written 5 November 2020
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Gekke Gerrit
Alblasserdam, The Netherlands42 contributions
Nice
Oct 2020 • Business
One off the most beautifull cities on earth. Nice bars and good food. Culture enough. Snd very friendly prices
Written 15 October 2020
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square is open:
  • Sun - Sun 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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