Photographer's Note

Floriańska Street leads to the largest market area of any city in Europe. The Main Market, planned in 1257, is 200 x 200 m square. It used to be a place of trade, divided into zones, with many small shops called 'kram', the official municipal scales, food storage warehouses the fish market, coal depot, even a chicken market. This remarkable square with its tourist attractions and places of great interest competes well with the Old Town in Warsaw or Długa Street in Gdańsk.
Point of interest in the Main Market is the vestiges of the Town Hall situated close to the Cloth Hall. Written evidence relating to the Town Hall goes back to 1316. It has been reconstructed many times. Between 1817-20 it was demolished leaving only the belfry, covered by a Baroque roof. The tower is one of the symbols of Kraków. During the summer the belfry is open and from its summit there is a beautiful panorama of the city. Visiting the Main Market and its monuments will take the whole day, if you want. It's a place to return to for a coffee, tea with lemon or a beer. But let us not linger too long.
(Source: The Visitor Malopolska)

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Additional Photos by George Rumpler (Budapestman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8900 W: 3 N: 20435] (82620)
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