Main Market Square

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  • Address: 30-062 Kraków, Poland, Krakow
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: Market, Square, Family And Kids

Overshadowed in fame by the Main Market Square, this cousin square behind St. Barbara Church has nevertheless played an important role in Krakow’s history. It was the location of the city’s first and longest running parish school, at the at the junction of Stolarska and Sienna Streets; it was closed in the early 19th century. As its name says, it also used to a thriving market space, with goods spread out on tables along the edges. A lot of the architecture you see here is older than the main square. Look for No 7, a 14th century tenement house with wooden cloisters where the Marians once resided. The pavilions, lanterns and benches installed here recently have made it a popular cultural space where festivals are celebrated.

  • Stroll around the area, it contains many attractions that deserve time for viewing. Try to spend some time here.
  • The place is obviously geared towards tourists, but to tourists of all kinds. Both luxury and budget options are available.
  • It can get very crowded here, during tourist season and over holidays.
  • As with any tourist destination, watch out for people touting restaurants and annoying tourists.
  • Sit at one of the street cafes and observe the street life here, it is said to be one of the best in Europe.
  • Wierzynek is a restaurant that has been around since medieval times, famous for a 21 day long feast in honour of a royal wedding back in 1364! You don’t have to eat there, but be sure to visit it.
  • There are many restaurants lining the area.

  • Drive to here from outside Krakow Old Town.
  • Walk or cycle to here if you’re inside Krakow Old Town.


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  • Main Market Square Address: 30-062 Kraków, Poland, Krakow
  • Main Market Square Timing: 24-hrs
  • Main Market Square Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Main Market Square(preferred time): 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Main Market Square: 00:15 Mins
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  • 91.22% of people who visit Krakow include Main Market Square in their plan

  • 27.27% of people start their Main Market Square visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Main Market Square

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

68.82% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Main Market Square

People normally club together Planty Park and Kładka Ojca Bernatka while planning their visit to Main Market Square.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Heart of Europe! It's hard to find a city with so much character and life in it. Beautiful place, with beautiful culture and restaurants. Krakow is definitely place to go in summer!

  • The most beautiful plaza in the world!!!! Like a fairytale! With the horse carriage that look like from the other world ... one cannot find anything this beautiful anywhere!!

  • Plenty of bars and restaurants around the square. Lovely market in the centre if you want to get momentos of your trip. If you want to see more of Krakow, you can get on a horse drawn carriage. The horses seem to be very well looked after.

  • Fabulous place to visit! Even though we visited in September the town square was packed with tourists, conventions and sports teams. The street musicians are high calibre, the concerts (need to purchase tickets) in the little church in the square are not to be missed! Finding Parking is a huge drawback.

  • Gorgeous square, full of places to eat and drink but without being too much. It is a main tourist hub of the city. The place is very picturesque and there are lots of places nearby to see. Definitely worth a visit if you are visiting Krakow.

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