Main Market Square, known locally as ‘Rynek Glowny’ is the focal square of the Polish city, Krakow. The square dates back to the 13th century and is one of the largest medieval town squares in Europe, covering 9.4 acres. The centre of the square is dominated by the Krakow Cloth Hall which was once the trading place of the city. The square is surrounded by historic townhouses and churches. The square is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The square has always been and still is the place in the city’s Old Town, to meet up and socialise.
The square is within a walkable distance from most other locations in the city such as the train station, if walking is not for you then a taxi might be a better option.
Opening Times and Admission
The square is a public square, so is free to use. People can use the square at any hour of the day. Cafes, restaurants and bars are situated on the square, many offer outdoor seating enabling visitors to refuel whilst enjoying the atmosphere the square produces. The square is also used for festive events.