Krakow Life

A busy street near Krakow square which is the local tourist spot, the area boasts some beautiful architecture and culture. You can find many restaurants and shops in the local square or hire a horse and cart for a nice night time stroll, the choice is yours.

The main square  of the Old Town of Krakow, Lesser Poland, is the principal urban space located at the center of the city. It dates back to the 13th century, and at roughly 40,000 m2 (430,000 ft2) is one of the largest medieval town squares in Europe.  The Project for Public Spaces (PPS) lists the square as the best public space in Europe due to its lively street life.

The main square is a rectangular space surrounded by historic townhouses (kamienica) and churches. The center of the square is dominated by the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), rebuilt in 1555 in the Renaissance style, topped by a beautiful attic or Polish parapet decorated with carved masks. On one side of the cloth hall is the Town Hall Tower, on the other the 10th century Church of St. Adalbert and 1898 Adam Mickiewicz Monument. Rising above the square are the Gothic towers of St. Mary’s Basilica. Krakow Main Square does not have a town hall, because it has not survived to the present day – Wikipedia