Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny)

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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.

Getting there

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.

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Posted: 8 May 2021, 12:59

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Tourist spot

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The main market square of Krakow is a big tourist spot. Yes, you should visit the square for the sights and maybe take time to have a drink in one of the squares bars but don't make a habit of it. There are better places to eat and drink off the square.

Posted: 4 Nov 2019, 15:24

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One of the better European squares

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We spent every night on the huge square in different restaurants and bars on its perimeter. Very cheap for food and drink and the vibe from those restaurants and bars and the square itself is very enjoyable.

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