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Poland -Sukiennice Krakow - Drapers Hall - ancient shopping mall of Krakow

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The Renaissance Sukiennice (Cloth Hall, Drapers' Hall) in Kraków, Poland, is one of the city's most recognizable icons. It was once a major centre of international trade. Traveling merchants met there to discuss business and to barter. During its golden age in the 15th century, Sukiennice was the source of a variety of exotic imports from the East – spices, silk, leather and wax – while Kraków itself exported textiles, lead, and salt from the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukiennice

  • Paulo Yuji Takarada over 1 year ago
    Um grande local de atração turística!
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