Market Square & Old Town
Known as the Rynek Glowny, the old market square in Krakow is Europe's largest medieval town square. Architecturally, the square is considered to be one of the best designs of its type, and modelled on a Roman military camp (known as a Castrum). With dimensions of 200 square metres, the Rynek Glowny has been the focal point of Krakow for centuries, though the buildings have changed over the years.
Surrounded by churches, townhouses and palaces, the centre of the Krakow Market Square is dominated by the Sukiennice (the Cloth Hall). Overlooking the square, visitors will find the gothic towers of the St. Mary's Basilica. See all the ins and outs with a stay at our hotel near Krakow Market Square.
More about Krakow Market Square
Krakow Market Square is situated on the royal road that stretches from the Barbican in the north to the Wawel Castle
in the south of the city. Many of the square's buildings have a Neo-Classical look, but the underlying structures of the buildings are much older.
The Sukiennice is home to cafés and souvenir shops, with the second floor playing host to the gallery of the National Museum. The Town Hall tower is also a prominent feature of the square and can be found next to the Sukiennice.
Many of the cellars and basements of Krakow Market Square have become bars and restaurants, including the well-known Piwnica pod Baranami Polish literary cabaret club. The popular Wentzl restaurant can also be found in one of the buildings overlooking the square.
Staying at the Park Inn by Radisson Krakow Hotel
The Krakow Market Square lies only a 20-minute walk away from the Park Inn Krakow, making our hotel in Krakow
an ideal base for your sightseeing trip. As well as fully equipped rooms and suites, the Park Inn Krakow features a restaurant, sauna, fitness room, a ballroom and business facilities, making the hotel a top choice for both business and pleasure.