Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, Krakow

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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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  • One of the largest squares in Europe, evocative and full of life. Stop and enjoy some polish daily life sitting on a bench in the centre of the square and, at times, you'll feel like you're going back in time. Very well cared for, clean and full of history, to visit of course both churches, the tower of the old town hall, the gallery of fabrics transformed into a souvenir gallery and the thousand rooms located on the perimeter of the square.
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  • Even more beautiful in the evening with the lights. Different architecture depending on the buildings, the whole is majestic.
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