Main Market SquareCurrently Open
- Address: 30-062 Kraków, Poland, Krakow
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:15 Mins
- Tags: Market, Square, Family And Kids
Main Market Square - Review
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.
Main Market Square Information
- 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.
How To reach Main Market Square by Public Transport
- Drive to here from outside Krakow Old Town.
- Walk or cycle to here if you’re inside Krakow Old Town.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Main Market Square
91.43% of people who visit Krakow include Main Market Square in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
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
68.82% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Main Market Square
Main Market Square Trips
Main Market Square, Krakow Reviews
What a great place. Lovely atmosphere at the beginning of August. Choose your cafe or restaurant carefully for what you want to eat or pay but there's a wide choice. If you've a gift or purchase in mind check a few places out for the prices as they can vary quite a lot. Great side streets off the main square to walk around. The whole old town is worth spending time in.
It is a great time to visit Krakow. This is a great celebration with lots of fantastic food. Everyone here seems to be in a great mood. There is more outstanding food than you can possibly eat. There are also a number of crafts for local Craftsman. Free concerts are performed sure this time. I highly recommend a visit during this time. It is well worth the time.
Lovely square surrounded by restaurants and a main hall selling local gifts. Good prices. Great bar over looking the square. Horses and carts for tourists (l would never use that service) beautiful church if you like them and just an overall wonderful place to be. In winter there are glass rooms to sit in and drink/eat whilst keeping warm and watching the world go by. 5 minutes from the station. There are also little stalls selling flowers arc and street artists.
The Market Square in Krakow - Rynek Glowny - is both big and beautiful by day and night. You can enjoy it best sitting outside its restaurants and bars, eating and drinking very well for not much money by UK standards. But don't miss the amazing interiors of some of the same places. The ground level of the square has been raised over many centuries, which has allowed the creation of an extensive underground museum about the history of the city. It's a really interesting concept and design, well worth a visit. The entrance is within the old Cloth Hall, in the centre of the square.
Krakow! I loved this city and this square. It was so alive with so many people and sights, and music, and art, and shops, and local food. It's like the largest square of this type and it was jam packed with everything you didnt know you wanted to experience. Love, love, love Krakow! And I got to go for a little run through the city and along the Vistula River. Note: I was there in July. I don't know what it's like during winter months.