Stare Miasto
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The 13th century merchants' town is home to Europe's largest market square and offers numerous historical houses, palaces and churches with magnificent interiors, 14th century fortifications, ancient synagogues, Jagiellonian University and the Gothic cathedral where the kings of Poland were buried.
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A gorgeous old town.
    Krakow's old town is just a stunning place to spend a couple of days in. The streets are just beautiful and full of local atmosphere. The numerous churches, castles and eateries combine into a wonderful experience. Unlike other old town, which are surrounded by a wall, Krakow's old town is surrounded by a lovely greenery.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 18, 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,433 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A highlight!
    A highlight. I stayed in the heart of the Old Town. Gorgeous and atmospheric. Well kept and clean. Wear good walking shoes, get lost in alley ways and small roads and explore. You will be greeted with beautiful buildings, architecture, restaurants, coffee shops and more.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 10, 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,433 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A highlight and a must.
    A highlight. I stayed in the heart of the Old Town. Gorgeous and atmospheric. Well kept and clean. Wear good walking shoes, get lost in the alley ways and explore. You will be greeted with beautiful buildings, architecture, restaurants, coffee shops and more. A walking tour on your first day is a good idea for orientation and to get some history and tips about the area and what to see.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 15, 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,433 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A highlight. A must!
    A highlight. I stayed in the heart of the Old Town. Gorgeous and atmospheric. Well kept and clean. Wear good walking shoes, get lost in the alleyways and explore. You will be greeted with beautiful buildings, architecture, restaurants, coffee shops and more. A walking tour on your first day is a good idea for orientation and to get some history and tips about the area and what to see.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 24, 2023
  • paolovbossi
    The Hague, The Netherlands862 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best cities in Europe
    Unfortunately we did not have time to visit the museums so we had time only to wander around. It is simply wonderful! Lots of impressive buildings, clean, a lot of fantastic bars and restaurants. One of the most Beautiful cities in Europe!
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 8, 2023
  • Traveler807809
    Ridgefield, Washington5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old world character with modern amenities
    Easily give this five stars provider onsite amenities for food/drinks/snacks. Otherwise, the outside appearance is very minimal, but the room was a well done integration of rustic elegance. Loved that the 1600 buildings character is so well maintained. Rooms upgraded with jetted tub, marble floors, streaming TV options, exposed beams, mirrored bathroom, cook top and spacious quarters. Robes and slippers provided and quiet in the hotel. Outside evening revelers could be heard late at night but quite minimal.. This sort of style is very high end in the US where light industrial areas are turned into chic lofts and restaurants. Loved our stay! Only a few blocks off the old world square we had good access to food, night life, people watching with short walks to the trolley and parks.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 23, 2023
  • James G
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Utterly gorgeous Old Town, worth several days of relaxation and tourism.
    Perhaps my favorite Old Town in Europe, for charm, beauty, museums, and great food. The only downside: nighttime brings out constant invitations to sex-oriented clubs in some areas of Old Town. But all in all, one could easily stay a week in Old Town and nearby areas.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 2, 2023
  • Traveler807809
    Ridgefield, Washington5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rustic elegance a hidden gem.
    Stare Miasto Krakow Old world character with modern amenities. Easily give this five stars, if they provided onsite amenities for food/drinks/snacks. The outside appearance is very minimal, but the room was a nice integration or rustic elegance. The 1600 building's character is so well reserved and maintained. Rooms are upgraded with jetted tub, marble floors, streaming TV options, exposed beams, mirrored bathroom, cook top and spacious quarters. Robes and slippers are provided and a quiet hotel. Evening revelers could be heard late at night leaving the square but quite incidental during our stay. This sort of style is very high end in the US similar to light industrial areas turned into chic lofts and restaurants. Loved our stay! Only a few blocks off the old world square good access to food, night life, people watching with short walks to the trolley and parks. Receptionist spoke ghost English able to recommend authentic polish cuisine. Go back in a heartbeat!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 23, 2024
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Traveler807809
Ridgefield, WA5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Stare Miasto

Krakow

Old world character with modern amenities.

Easily give this five stars, if they provided onsite amenities for food/drinks/snacks. The outside appearance is very minimal, but the room was a nice integration or rustic elegance. The 1600 building's character is so well reserved and maintained. Rooms are upgraded with jetted tub, marble floors, streaming TV options, exposed beams, mirrored bathroom, cook top and spacious quarters. Robes and slippers are provided and a quiet hotel. Evening revelers could be heard late at night leaving the square but quite incidental during our stay.

This sort of style is very high end in the US similar to light industrial areas turned into chic lofts and restaurants. Loved our stay! Only a few blocks off the old world square good access to food, night life, people watching with short walks to the trolley and parks. Receptionist spoke ghost English able to recommend authentic polish cuisine. Go back in a heartbeat!
Written February 23, 2024
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Pub Monster Neil
Liverpool, UK382 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I love Stare Miasto ( Old Town ) in Krakow, its such a visually stunning district of this fascinating and historic city ,the architecture in both Maly Rynek and Rynek are awesome, these two square's look amazing with great looking buildings such as Sy Mary's Basilica and the Sukeinnece being the standout structures in the Old Town, the Old Town streets are also fabulous, there's many great pubs,bars, cafe's and restaurants and it's popular, we are currently in Krakow in February and it's packed ,great atmosphere especially in the Old Town, if you're planning a holiday to Krakow it's most definitely well worth checking out, in fact it's a must go destination.
Written February 8, 2024
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James G
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Perhaps my favorite Old Town in Europe, for charm, beauty, museums, and great food.

The only downside: nighttime brings out constant invitations to sex-oriented clubs in some areas of Old Town. But all in all, one could easily stay a week in Old Town and nearby areas.
Written November 2, 2023
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Marius P
Oslo, Norway1,853 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Krakows old square with market hall and of course restaurants around it. The maria church with the trumpet player is also located here.
Written October 15, 2023
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Dania Elena M
Zarnesti, Romania57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Full of monuments, history, restaurants, terraces. Worth visiting. A lot of tourists!There is everything to do and see
Written August 27, 2023
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AmandaJaneC69
Wokingham, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Wonderful Church with lots of historic details. Go early as the queue in the afternoon for tickets to get in were very long. You will get a headset which will guide you around everything inside in any language.
Written July 12, 2023
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paolovbossi
The Hague, The Netherlands862 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles