Krakow Old Town (Kraków Stare Miasto)
Krakow Old Town (Kraków Stare Miasto)

Krakow Old Town (Kraków Stare Miasto)


The basics

Start your Old Town explorations at the cobblestoned main square, Rynek Główny. One of Europe’s largest medieval town squares, Rynek Główny is nothing short of impressive with its Renaissance-era Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) and the lopsided, 14th-century St. Mary’s Basilica. The square’s interior is lined with well-appointed apartments, cafés, and bars. Most guided tours meet at Rynek Główny, then head into the interconnecting alleyways off the square to discover Old Town’s museums and other sights.

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Krakow: Guided City Tour by Golf Buggy (with hotel pickup)
Krakow: Guided City Tour by Golf Buggy (with hotel pickup)
$43.35 per adult
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Things to know before you go

  • With its mix of Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque styles, Old Town is a must for architecture enthusiasts.
  • Much of Old Town is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, though be wary of uneven surfaces.
  • Children are welcome on tours, as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
  • Old Town has several public restrooms, including one near Cloth Hall.
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How to get there

Centrally located in Kraków’s Old Town, Rynek Główny is the easiest point of reference, should you get lost. The main railway station (Kraków Główny) is about a 4-minute drive or 12-minute walk away.

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Trip ideas

When to get there

For fewer travelers and milder weather, the best time to visit Kraków is from March to May or September to November. If you’re there in summer, check out Old Town’s outdoor markets and fairs. And if you’re willing to brave the cold, Kraków hosts a popular Christmas market in December.

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Take the Royal Route

For a comprehensive tour of Old Town, take the Royal Route—a stretch of road that leads from the northern end of Old Town through the center of town all the way to the royal residence at the southern end of town. Along the way, see area highlights such as St. Florian’s Church (Kościół św. Floriana) and Wawel Castle.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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