Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, Krakow

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Must see · Historic Walking Area · Landmark
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square serves as the largest medieval square in Europe and the gravitational center of Krakow. Established in 1257, the year the city received its charter, the square sits in the heart of Krakow's World Heritage-listed Old Town. See well-preserved palaces, churches, and townhouses. Stand where Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a famed freedom fighter in Poland and America, announced an uprising against foreign domination in 1794. Over the years, the square has served as a stage for political demonstrations, public celebrations, and an annual Christmas market. Plan to visit Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Krakow attractions using our Krakow day trip tool.
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  • A beautiful calm enjoyable place to visit with so many excellent restaurants including many Michelin star at affordable prices . A joy to visit and see the most remarkable architecture.  more »
  • Beautiful Square with lovely churches, and restaurants where you can sit outside around the table fires for food and beverage, also great shopping in cloth hall for souvenirs.  more »
  • One of the best town halls in Poland, probably the best! There is a lot of great things to do, can spend all day there even without Christmas markets, it's pretty busy.
  • We love it. It's the second time that we come, always beautiful and full of life. I highly recommend it for tourists. A lot of restaurants and souvenirs shops.

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