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Main Market Square
Main Market Square
07 Feb 2023
08 Feb 2023

Main Market Square

Located in the heart of Krakow, the Main Market Square is an incredible attraction

The market square was laid out in 1257. One of its sides is just over 200 meters long, making it one of the place tags in Europe!

Outlined with the chessboard architecture typical of that time (apart from Grodzka Street, located at a slight slant due to the former trade route), it witnessed many historical events, and the sites visited by the city's residents and tourists to this day.


In 1525, the prince of Prussia, Albrecht Hohenzollern, introduced a solemn tribute to the Polish king - Sigismund the Old. The place of this event is commemorated with a plaque built into the Market Square.

In 1794 Tadeuszuszko corrected the solemn oath in the Market Square, which started the Uprising, and in 1809 Józef Poniatowski, at the head of the army of the Duchy of Warsaw, officially entered Kraków and was greeted by the Churches and received the keys to the city.


Being in the Market Square, be sure to buy flowers from local florists, whose stalls have permanently adapted to the local color.

In December, I encourage everyone to visit Christmas stalls - Christmas tree decorations, handicraft products, fragrant gingerbread, mulled mug, and Christmas carols in the background - what better way to spend an afternoon than a walk in such a place?

I invite fans of hotter seasons at the turn of August and September - then the Folk Culture Fair is held at the Market Square. Here you can buy unique tapestries, hand-embroidered napkins, meet blacksmiths, potters and sculptors. It's worth seeing their work!


The Cloth Hall, the Monument to Mickiewicz, branches of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków, the Town Hall Tower, or the tiny Church of St. Wojciech - all this makes the Market Square a place that you must visit in Krakow. But you can read about these attractions in other entries ...


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