Main Market Square in night
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Main Market Square in night

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The Main Market Square in Kraków is the most important market square of the Old Town in Kraków, Poland and a principal urban space located at the center of the city. It dates back to the 13th century, and – at roughly 40,000 m² (430,000 ft²) – it is the largest medieval town square in Europe.

The Main Market Square (pl: Rynek Główny) is a spacious square surrounded by historical townhouses, palaces and churches. The center of the square is dominated by the Sukiennice (the Cloth Hall or Drapers' Hall), rebuilt in 1555 in the Renaissance style, topped by a beautiful attic or Polish parapet decorated with carved masks. On one side of the Sukiennice is the Town Hall Tower (Wieża ratuszowa), on the other the 10th century Church of St. Wojciech (St. Adalbert's) and 1898 Adam Mickiewicz Monument. Rising above the square are the Gothic towers of St. Mary's Basilica (Kościół Mariacki).


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A: Bazylika Mariacka

摄影师Maciej G. Szling, 距离此处10远

Bazylika Mariacka

B: Old Town in Krakow

摄影师Grzegorz Pieta, 距离此处10远

Old Town in Krakow

C: Kraków

摄影师Maciej G. Szling, 距离此处20远


D: Large square by night (1 of 4)

摄影师Jan Mulder, 距离此处30远

Photo's taken on December 29, 2012.

Large square by night (1 of 4)

E: Main Square, Krakow-gigapixel panorama

摄影师Jerzy Pajor, 距离此处30远

Main Square, Krakow-gigapixel panorama

F: Large square by night (2 of 4)

摄影师Jan Mulder, 距离此处30远

Photo's taken on December 29, 2012.

Large square by night (2 of 4)

G: Maria church as seen from the cloth hall Sukiennice

摄影师Jan Mulder, 距离此处30远

Photo's taken on may 29, 2011.

Maria church as seen from the cloth hall Sukiennice

H: Kraków bazylika

摄影师Maciej G. Szling, 距离此处40远

Kraków bazylika

I: Kraków Sukiennice

摄影师Maciej G. Szling, 距离此处40远

Kraków Sukiennice

J: Pomnik Adama Mickiewicza

摄影师Maciej G. Szling, 距离此处40远

Pomnik Adama Mickiewicza

此全景拍摄于Krakow, Europe


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