Attractions Square Rynek Glowny

Square Rynek Glowny - Krakow, Poland Kraków, PolandPoland

Krakow, Poland - Kraków, Poland
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Maria Colceriu
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Square Rynek Glowny - Krakow, Poland
27 January 2017 Price range : 0 - 10 USD
The main Market Square in Krakow is one of the largest medieval squares in the world. It is located in the old city center and is surrounded by several tourist attractions really worth seeing.
The best-known urban area of Krakow, the Rynek Glowny market dates from the thirteenth century and it was built for commercial purposes. The square is located in the old city center, surrounded by numerous palaces, churches and other historical buildings. With an area of 40,000 square meters, it is the largest medieval square in Europe. Since it is very lively throughout the year, it is ranked as the best European public space.
Rynek Glowny is a spacious square surrounded by historic houses, palaces and churches. The center of the market is dominated by the Sukiennice, rebuilt in 1555 in the Renaissance style with a beautiful attic decorated with carved masks.
On the side of Sukiennice is the City Hall Tower, on the other side the Church St. Wojciech (St. Adalbert) from the tenth century and the Adam Mickiewicz Monument from 1898. Above the square stands the Gothic tower of Basilica of St. Mary.
The main function of the Central Market was commerce. After the city was destroyed by the Mongol invasions in 1241, the main square was rebuilt in 1257 and its commercial role was extended by granting the Magdeburg rights to the city by the Prince of Krakow, Boleslaus I of Poland.
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