Cloth Hall Tours

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The focal building of Krakow’s fanciful Main Square (Rynek Główny), the Cloth Hall has stood in the same spot in various forms for about 800 years but was originally built to house the local textile traders. From its humble beginnings as a small open-air market, the Renaissance-style hall is now 354 feet (108 meters) long and hosts Krakow’s biggest and best souvenir market, with stalls on the ground floor selling painted eggs, amber jewelry, wooden puppets and organic goods. The hall is gloriously floodlit by night.

On the first floor of the Cloth Hall is the charming, revamped Gallery of 19-Century Polish Art (Galeria Sztuki Polskiej XIX wieku w Sukiennicach). It reopened in 2010 after an extensive facelift, and its artwork hangs in elegant Renaissance salons. The highlights are the two massive satirical works by Polish nationalist artist Jan Matejko.
Well below ground and actually constructed underneath the Cloth Hall, a fairly new addition to Krakow’s museum scene is the Podziemia Rynku (Rynek Underground). Romping through Krakow’s turbulent backstory from prehistory to modern day, the high-tech museum uses interactive displays, special effects, informative touchscreens and holograms to engage the public. After some five years of construction, during which time the Main Square was partially under cover, the museum finally opened in 2010. 

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Cloth Hall is located in Krakow’s Main Square. It is open daily from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., while the Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Admission to the gallery costs 12PLN. Rynek Underground opens at 10 a.m. daily but is closed every first Tuesday of each month. Admission costs 19PLN.
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Address: Rynek Główny 1-3, Krakow, Poland
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Rynek Underground Museum ticket package

This Rynek Underground Museum ticket package is ideal for visitors in Krakow who are interested in learning about its history. You’ll save time waiting in long lines by having a pre-booked ticket. Learn about how life was over 700 years ago with fascinating films, holograms, and interactive displays. This package will also help you get more out of your time in Krakow with entrance to Krzysztofory Palace and Krakow Town Hall included.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Krakow Private Walking Tour with Schindler's Factory

Get a fantastic introduction to the rich history and resilient spirit of Krakow with this private city walking tour. See where Polish kings ruled and are buried at the Royal Wawel Castle, stroll through the atmospheric streets of the Kazimierz district, tour the remnants of the old Jewish ghetto established by the Nazis, and much more. Delve deeper into the city's wartime history with an included visit to Oskar Schindler’s Factory, and enjoy hotel transfers and personalized attention from your private guide, who will answer all your questions about this captivating Polish city.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Tour: Krakow City Highlights Tour

Explore Krakow’s top attractions on a 3.5-hour tour customized specifically to your interests. Led by a private guide, take off on foot or by coach through the UNESCO-listed Old Town. See major landmarks including the Cloth Hall and the Barbican, before heading to the historic areas of Nowa Huta and Kazimierz. Learn the rich history the city as you top off your trip with a visit to the Wawel Royal Castle.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Krakow City Sightseeing Private Tour

Get an insider's view of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Krakow with this private guided tour of the city. See the main sites, including Wawel Castle, the main square and many ancient churches, and learn about the history of each place. Stroll around Kazimierz, the city's former Jewish neighborhood, now a trendy and hip part of town.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$67.20 USD
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Krakow Old Town Walking Tour

Absorb the historical charm of Krakow’s enchanting Old Town on a private half-day walking tour. With a guide, you’ll visit arresting landmarks like Cloth Hall and St Florian’s Gate as you listen to illuminating commentary about the history and culture of Poland. See the sacred structure of St Mary’s Church; gaze at the sky-piercing spire of the Royal Cathedral; and immerse yourself in the vibrant ambience of Market Square. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour.
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Chopin Piano Concert at Chopin Gallery in Krakow

Experience the celebrated music of Frederic Chopin, Poland’s renowned composer, with a 1-hour concert in Krakow’s Chopin Gallery. Settle into your seat at the historic venue inside Bonerowski Palace as talented musicians perform a selection of the master’s most beloved works. After an evening in the UNESCO-listed building, step into the Main Market Square for a taste of Krakow's Old Town at night.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Krakow Old Town, Jewish Quarter Walking Tour and Optional Wawel Castle Visit

Stroll the streets of Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town and Kazimierz district on this 3-hour tour. Led by a guide, wander past top attractions, including St. Mary’s Basilica and the medieval Main Square. Learn about each architectural gem as you go, and explore the former city of Kazimierz, now a charming and history-steeped district of Krakow. Numbers are reserved to 20 to keep this experience as intimate as possible.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Krakow Walking Tour of Old Town, Kazimierz and Wawel Hill

Soak up a more personalized experience of Krakow on a 3-hour walking tour with a private guide. Explore the bustling Jewish quarter of Kazimierz and the Old Town, including St Mary’s Basilica, Cloth Hall and other major landmarks. As you go, learn about Krakow’s medieval legends and rich history from your guide. Refuel with a Polish dessert and beverage before topping off your trip with a visit to Wawel Royal Castle and the cathedral.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Krakow City Sightseeing by Electric Car

Zip around Krakow in an electric car on this 90-minute sightseeing tour. Led by a private driver, soak up the city's rich history as audio commentary offers background on the passing attractions. Travel through the Jewish district of Kazimierz, see the Barbican and Cloth Hall in the Old Town and experience a poignant piece of World War II history in the former Jewish Ghetto. Your private tour will conclude back at your original departure point.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Krakow Private Walking Tour Including Kazimierz

The UNESCO-listed Old Town and Kazimierz Jewish Quarter are two of Krakow’s most atmospheric districts, but visiting on a group tour can mean limited time for sightseeing. This private 3-hour walking tour ensures a personaslied expeierence and includes the Royal Route, Wawel Castle, the Archbishop´s Palace, and Remuh Synagogue. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Krakow Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town is the city’s most atmospheric district and the best way to explore is on foot. This 3-hour walking tour checks off all the highlights, including the Royal Route and the Wawel Castle complex; the medieval St. Mary’s Basilica and 17th-century St Peter and Paul’s Church; and the historic Cloth Hall.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Krakow in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Explore Krakow on this 3.5-hour tour of the city’s top attractions. Led by an expert guide, see Wawel Castle, the main square of the UNESCO-listed Old Town and St Mary’s Church. Stretch your legs with a walking tour of the Jewish quarter and browse the Cloth Hall, once a major center of international trade. Your tour will conclude in the center of the city.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Krakow City Sightseeing Private Tour by Eco Friendly Electric Car With Live Guide

Cruise through Krakow in an electric car on this 60- or 90-minute private city tour. Enjoy an open-air ride through the Old Town, passing the Rynek Główny, the Cloth Hall and the medieval structure of the Barbican, and delve into areas closed to normal traffic. Then, experience a poignant piece of World War II history as you pass Oskar Schindler’s Factory, Ghetto Heroes Square and the city’s former Jewish quarter. As you go, your private guide will discuss the stories behind this vibrant Polish city.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Krakow Super Saver: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip plus Private Krakow Tour by Electric Car

See the Wieliczka Salt Mine and discover Krakow by electric car on this Super Saver, combining two popular Krakow tours in one day at a special value price. Begin your morning at the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine, exploring the underground world of salt sculptures, the Chapel of St Kinga and a salt lake with a local guide. Afterward, soak up a private city tour of Krakow in an electric car, passing the vibrant Kazimierz district and the historic Old Town, including audio commentary.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Krakow Sightseeing Tour

Discover the best of Krakow on a private sightseeing tour. A private tour will give you a more personalized experience, and you’ll have your guide’s undivided attention for questions. It’s a great introduction to the city, as well as the perfect way to get your bearings. Save time and see many highlights in one tour, such as the Main Market Square, St. Mary’s Church, the Cloth Hall, and much more.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Krakow Sightseeing Tour by Minibus

Sieze the day by going on this extensive sightseeing tour of Krakow by minibus. Thanks to the mode of transportation, see a large swath of the city while learning about the history of Krakow: trendy and hip Kazimierz, once the the Jewish ghetto; Grodzka Street, Old Market Square and St. Mary's Basilica, among many other spots.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Krakow Historical Sightseeing Tour

Discover the sights of Kraków on a 2-hour walking tour of the city. With a local guide and group, you’ll stroll around the UNESCO-listed Old Market Square as tales of the city’s history ring in your ears. Admire the imposing Cloth Hall; stand before the Wawel Royal Castle and its cathedral; and check out St. Florian’s Gate, the Franciscan Church and more. It’s the perfect experience if you want to check off Krakow’s main sights in a short space of time.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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4-Day Sightseeing Tour of Krakow

Save yourself the hassles of itinerary planning and make the most of even a short trip on this 4-day guided Krakow package that includes round-trip transfers and three UNESCO World Heritage site visits. Take a tour of Krakow Old Town, explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine, and pay your respects at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.
  • Duration: 4 days
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$202.74 USD
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Krakow and Auschwitz 1 Day Tour from Lodz

Visiting Krakow and Auschwitz by yourself is almost impossible if you don’t rent a car. Avoid the hassle of driving yourself with this guided tour that includes round-trip transport from Lodz. Plus, your admission ticket to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum allows you to explore the former concentration camp at your own pace. Your guide also takes you on a tour of Krakow afterward.
  • Duration: 1 day
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History City Tour of Krakow by Minibus

Explore and discover all the jewels and gems of Krakow, one of Europe's most beautiful cities, on this historical heritage tour by minibus. Visit the Old Town, as well as, some more off-the-beaten-path parts of town, such as Nowa Huta and Kazimierz.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Sukiennice The Gallery of 19th Century Polish Art

The Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) is one of Krakow’s most recognizable landmarks, and on its upper floor lies a spectacular museum. Save time waiting in long entrance lines by having your ticket included. You'll see rare 19th century Polish art, and enjoy exploring four different rooms. It’ll be an educational experience, as you’ll see examples of work from many different types of art movements such as Realism, Impressionism, and Symbolism.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Full-Day Private Walking Tour of Krakow from Wroclaw

Get acquainted with the cultural delights of Poland’s beguiling capital on a full-day walking tour of Krakow from Wroclaw. Travel by luxury coach through the picturesque Polish countryside while receiving an interesting introduction to Krakow’s history and culture from your expert guide. Begin your walking tour in the city’s charming former Jewish district and marvel at ancient landmarks like Wawel Castle and the Royal Cathedral. Absorb the vibrant ambience of Old Market Square, Europe’s largest medieval square and navigate the ambient tangle of the UNESCO-listed Old Town before returning to Wroclaw by comfortable coach.  
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Krakow and Wieliczka 1-Day Tour from Lodz

It’s easy to take a quick day trip to Wieliczka and Krakow from Lodz with this full-day tour, including lunch and round-trip transport. During the day, visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines, which was one of the oldest salt mines in operation up until 2007. Then continue on to Krakow, and see Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, and Krakow Barbican.
  • Duration: 1 day
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