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Rynek Glowny

The biggest mediaval square in Europe, at 200 m by 200 m, retains its original architecture and urban planning to this day. In 2005 Krakow's main square took first place in the first international ranking of "world's greatest squares"., organized by project for Public spaces, an organization which has worked to revitalize urban public spaces for over 30 years.
The main square and the grid of adjoining streets were laid out in 1257 during the city's reorganization according to the Magdeburg law.
Several buildings from that era still stand here to this day.
The cloth hall which is located at its centre, originally built as a bazaar, becoming the main building of the national museum in Krakow for over a century.
The square is a place for people to gather, for summer festivals, concerts and fairs.

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  • Pros:a city easy to walk / very good place for a meeting
  • Cons:can't think of any
  • Last visit to Krakow: May 2010
  • Intro Written Jun 1, 2010
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  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2010 at 10:28 PM

    Great pictures, great memories! Thanks a million for sharing, Ilse. You are always welcome back to Poland and Krakow. Hugs :-]]] and smiles :-))) from snowy Poland.

  • Roadquill's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    Great pics, although it is strange to see my mug on someone else's page. ;-) Karl

  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    great pics :-)

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2010 at 6:50 AM

    Great page so far Ilse I could see how you and sis loved the Vt meet ,you were both all smiles Let's do it again next year eh

  • pollon's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    Hugs to my dearest Ilse who has been so niceeeeeeeeee and special to meet again!!!!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    Ilse, fantastic little page with oustanding meeting photos. I love your comment on the very last photo. I see you listened carefully to what I said. *winkygrin*

  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2010 at 9:03 AM

    Wonderful photos Ilse! Looks like you all had the best of times!! Thanks for sharing.

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Ilse!!!!! Love it mate!! :o) If you don't mind, I have nicked the photo to put in my va adventures album :o) You guys had sooo much fun!! :o) See you next year!!!! Hugs xx

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Dag Ilse, ik zocht naar de afmetingen van die marktplaats en daar staan zij op uw intro page! Beste groeten.


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