Cloth HallCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), Rynek Glowny 1 - 3, Krakow, Poland (Stare Miasto)
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 48-124221166
- Ticket Price: 12 PLN
- Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Cafe, Restaurant, Shopping Center, Family And Kids, Architecture , Neighborhoods
Cloth Hall - Review
Bang in the middle of the Main Market Square, at the heart of this city, is the Cloth Hall (known as Sukiennice in Polish). A commercial space it was used by international traders to barter and sell goods in days of old. Slowly the system of trade changed and now the Cloth Hall houses many commercial shops and stalls. Some call it one of the oldest shopping centres still functioning. And it is a beautiful building, with renovations from different eras. A little pricier than most of the other places, this is prime realty after all, you can pick up many things here, from small souvenirs to jewellery. Also on these levels are many food stalls and cafes, stop for a bite and a lovely view. On the upper floors you will find the Sukiennice museum, which has a premier collection of 19th century Polish art (for non-art aficionados, the 19th century was a particularly productive and influential time for Polish artists) and some great 20th century Polish masters.
Cloth Hall Information
- Buy a coffee at one of the cafes and enjoy a view of the square on the house.
- You can get souvenirs for less expensive prices and better quality at other shops outside the Market.
- Flash photography and tripods are not allowed in the museum.
- Plenty of food stalls and restaurants in the market and around the area.
Cloth Hall Ticket Prices
Cloth Market is open everyday.
- Adults : 12 Zloty, Children, students and senior citizens : 6 Zloty.
- Family ticket (five members) : 24 Zloty.
Tickets to the Terrace
- Adults : 2 Zloty, Children, students and senior citizens : 1 Zloty.
- Family ticket (five members) : 4 Zloty.
Cloth Hall Hours
- Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
- Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
- Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
How To reach Cloth Hall by Public Transport
- The buses numbered 124, 152, 304, 424, 502 and the trams numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 24 and 52 can be taken here. The stop is the Main Market Square.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Cloth Hall
69.68% of people who visit Krakow include Cloth Hall in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
46.43% of people start their Cloth Hall visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Cloth Hall
53.57% of people prefer walking in order to reach Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall Trips
Cloth Hall, Krakow Reviews
Great museum to see some good examples of polish art. The museum is not too big, so you don’t get tired to look too many paintings of you are not a art passionate. In the center of the city so it’s a good place to be if there is rain. If has a coffee with a nice terrace and good views over the main square.
The Cloth Hall is a magnificent place to visit. It has beautiful architecture and such a rich history. Just being inside that building is like stepping back in time to the Medieval Era. What atmosphere! There is rooftop dining with great views and a museum below that is worth a long visit too. Inside are dozens of vendors selling a wide array of items from inexpensive souvenoirs and glassware to expensive amber and jewelry. I bought a large hand carved chess set there and am very happy with my purchase.
Beautiful Renaissance building right in the centre of the Old Market Square. In the olden days it was a major centre of international trade. The hall is still full of life as there are many stalls selling souvenirs and local artists work. Upstairs there's a museum that exhibits paintings and sculptures. Well worth a visit.
Wonderful square with music and cafes. Could do without the tourist tat in the middle of the market. Try to get up to the cafe above the market on the terrace
Definitely worth it to visit the museum. Interactive exhibits in many languages, engaging for kids and adults, good way to cool off/warm up for 1-3 hours. Book early as tickets are timed entry.