The Main Square is doubtlessly Cracow’s largest attraction. Located in the city center, it is Cracow’s largest square (about 4 hectares in area) and one of Europe’s largest market squares. The always vibrant Main Square measures 200 meters on each side, and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Main Square is a must-see destination for all tourists visiting Cracow. Many of Cracow’s most significant monuments and landmarks are located here; some of them include the magnificent Cloth Hall, the National Museum, Town Hall Tower, the Adam Mickiewicz Monument, St. Mary’s Basilica, and St. Adalbert’s Church. The square is surrounded by gorgeous, monumental tenements that are living symbols of the city’s long-standing commercial and cultural history. It is also home a plethora of renowned restaurants and cafes, as well as basement clubs, including the iconic Piwnica pod Baranami cabaret.
One of the Main Square’s major attractions is the Rynek Underground Museum. This fascinating exhibition situated below the square presents part of foundations of medieval Cracow, excavated by archaeologists between 2005 and 2010.