Main Market Square

Main Market Square: Our most recommended tours and activities

Krakow: Pub Crawl with 1 hour unlimited Alcohol

1. Krakow: Pub Crawl with 1 hour unlimited Alcohol

Start your pub crawl from St. Wojeciech Church in the heart of Krakow's Old Town. Meet your party guides and your group and head to your first stop to enjoy an hour of unlimited vodka, beer, rum, gin, whisky, shots, and mixers. Play lots of drinking games like flip cup, beer pong, and flip coin. Discover four more of Krakow's best bars, karaoke spots, and clubs. Enjoy free entry and a free welcome shot at each location. Arrive at the final club at 3 AM, where you can keep the party going till the morning. Hold onto the memories of a great night out with a professional photographer capturing moments throughout the night.

Krakow: Chopin Piano Recital at Chopin Concert Hall

2. Krakow: Chopin Piano Recital at Chopin Concert Hall

Indulge your ears with the sounds of Chopin’s piano music, and experience one of the most important elements of culture. Appreciate the genius of Poland’s best-known composer in the unique atmosphere of Krakow's Market Square. Attend a special concert dedicated to Frederic Chopin, an icon of Polish and European music and a piano virtuoso in his own right, and listen to his most famous piano pieces performed by talented young pianists. Concerts are held in the Chopin Concert Hall, decorated with Gothic architectural elements. Listen to nocturnes, mazurkas, and polonaises, in which Chopin expressed his feeling of longing for his homeland. The combination of atmospheric interior and excellent music will provide an unforgettable experience, and not just for music aficionados.

Krakow: Electric Car Tour and Optional Schindler’s Factory

3. Krakow: Electric Car Tour and Optional Schindler’s Factory

Discover the city of Krakow in a day on an eco-friendly electric buggy city tour. Learn about the city's colorful history from your local guide as you glide through the city's iconic neighborhoods and past its main landmarks. See Wawel Castle, the Jewish Quarters, and the former Jewish Ghetto all from the comfort of your e-buggy. Embark on an unforgettable journey in an eco-friendly electric buggy through the charming streets of Krakow. Visit the city's three most historical districts with ease and comfort. First, make your way to the Old Town to see the enchanting Wawel Royal Castle towering over the city and the Vistula River, the Barbican with its fortified turrets and walls, impressive churches, and a number of other historical buildings. Next, head to the city's historic Jewish quarter with its breathtaking array of Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, and the historical buildings of the former city of Kazimierz. Marvel at the trendy shops, bars, and galleries that now line these streets. Finally, ride to the former Jewish ghetto walls and Getto Heroes Square before ending your tour at Schindler's Factory Museum. Here, if the museum is open and tickets available to buy, you can visit the museum at your own pace, unguided. After an hour in the museum, be picked up and brought back to the original starting point of the tour. Alternatively, if you don't visit the museum, be dropped off immediately after the tour ends at the original starting point of the tour.

Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour with Ticket

4. Krakow: Rynek Underground Museum Guided Tour with Ticket

Head four meters below the ground to uncover the mysteries of Krakow's past. After taking a thorough tour of the Main Square, walk down to its underground passageways to visit Rynek Museum. Learn about the city's history from its early days and see the exposed foundations of medieval constructions. Follow your guide on a fascinating journey back into the Middle Ages. Begin by strolling around the Main Square, between the Cloth Hall and St Mary's Basilica. Take in the modern sights of the area before traveling down to see what it once looked like. Step into the mystifying Rynek Underground Museum to experience what the Main Square looked like 750 years ago. Immerse yourself in the history of what once was the setting for ceremonial meetings between kings and foreign envoys, and a place where valuable materials were traded. With a little bit of imagination and help from your guide, discover the atmosphere of the medieval Market Square while walking along the underground route. Admire the exposed foundations of former commercial buildings, medieval roads, hygienic utensils, and authentic 11th-century tombs. End your journey back at the Main Square, where you may choose to enjoy a delicious dinner at one of many local restaurants recommended to you by your guide.

Kraków: Old Town Guided Segway Tour

5. Kraków: Old Town Guided Segway Tour

Embark on a guided segway tour of Kraków and learn about its golden age. Learn about its role as a major city on the trade path from the far east and its importance as a hub of Polish culture and history as you pass sites such as the Barbican armory, St. Mary’s Church, and Wawel Castle. Use your Segway to see the Barbican armory, the original leftovers of a big defensive wall that used to surround the whole city. Learn about the mysteries of the Main Square and the dungeons beneath it and complete it with immortal legends and stories. Take a minute to admire the 700-year old architecture of St. Mary’s Church and the enormity of the Royal Wawel Castle. Continue along the Wisła riverside to take some great pictures with the legendary, fire-spitting Wawel dragon before ending your fun and informative tour.

Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

6. Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

The major attractions of Krakow's Jewish Quarter are arranged just perfectly for a Segway. This tour combines history with fun and includes some amazing stories. The Jewish Quarter features sites from the movie Schindler's List, synagogues and squares and the Old Meat Market. The actual Oskar Schindler Factory is in the World War II Ghetto area, along with Heroes of the Ghetto Square.

Krakow: Old Town Private Guided Walking Tour

7. Krakow: Old Town Private Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide by the Florian's Gate and be invited for the fully private sightseeing with all of the city's top sights. Spend a half a day exploring a UNESCO World Heritage listed city. Begin your guided tour with a walk through the Old Town. Listen to stories about the architecture, inhabitants, local history and attractions of Krakow. Walk along Florianska, one of the most famous and most exemplary streets of Kraków, leading straight to the heart of the city – the Main Market Square. Today it tempts with a variety of shops, restaurants, and clubs, while centuries ago it hosted the solemn coronation and funeral processions of monarchs. Admire the Main Market Square, the most important public space in Krakow, the most expansive Market Square of medieval Europe, gathering everything most characteristic of the city and having the most distinctive hallmarks, the most beautiful, the most important, the most charming, the most… Stop by the Collegium Maius and the Jagiellonian University the oldest in Poland and in this part of Europe. Immerse yourself in the culture of Krakow visiting Wawel Hill an ancient centre of power: legendary – connected to Krak or Krakus, the mythical founder of the stronghold and his descendants, and historical: ducal, princely, ecclesiastical, and royal. Be amazed by the castle and the cathedral with a bell tower and catacombs where many Polish monarchs are buried. See the six-metre tall Wawel Dragon statue and stop by the cave on the bank of the Vistula where the legendary dragon inhabited, terrorised the locals and demanded offerings of cattle, though in an alternate version of the tale these were virgins. Heading back down into Old Town, walk along the medieval cobblestone streets to St. Mary's Basilica with a high altar by Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz), a bugle call and the star strewn murals by Jan Matejko covering the vaulting. Visit Sukiennice - Cloth Hall - full of stalls offering typical Krakow souvenirs. See the defensive walls and Barbican fortress before you part ways with your guide to see the city on your own.

Krakow: Christmas Music Concert With Wine

8. Krakow: Christmas Music Concert With Wine

What could be better than to have a special cozy evening listening as the Christmas music is virtuously played by the famous Royal Chamber Orchestra, while you enjoy a glass of wine. The Royal Chamber Orchestra was founded by Sławomir Prokopik in 2007. It consists of Kraków’s most illustrious musicians, internationally renowned graduates of the Academy of Music. Their music showcases their impeccable taste, boundless imagination and remarkable technique. The concert takes place in an old historical tenement house called “Dębinskim” or “Under Barrel”. The house was built in the 15th Century as an one-storeyed building and it was restructured thoroughly in the middle of the 16th Century. After that the house became the property of a Royal Hunter named Kaspar Dębinski who worked for the Royal Family in the Wawel Castle. At present you can see the extraordinary 19th-century staircase with its original richly ornameted railing made of iron leading to the concert hall.

Krakow Sightseeing Tour by Heated Golf Cart

9. Krakow Sightseeing Tour by Heated Golf Cart

See the sights of Krakow from a different perspective on a 2-hour tour by electric golf cart. Learn the story of the city through the English language audio guide. Travel along the Royal Road as you explore the medieval Old Town. Pass attractions such as the Renaissance architecture of Cloth Hall on Main Market Square. Continue past St. Mary’s Church and the elegant Juliusz Słowacki Theatre. See the remains of the old town walls and St. Florian's Gate that formed part of the protective ramparts. Admire impressive monuments, such as the Czartoryski Museum and Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest universities in Europe. Continue to Wawel Castle, built for King Casimir III the Great in the 14th century. Then, explore the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz and visit historic synagogues such as the Old Synagogue and Remah Synagogue. Pause for reflection at the site of the former Jewish Ghetto and see the factory owned by the World War II hero, Oskar Schindler.

Krakow: City Pass Krakow Card with 37 Museums

10. Krakow: City Pass Krakow Card with 37 Museums

Explore Krakow at your own pace and according to your own personal interests with a 1-, 2-, or 3-day City Card. Get access to 37 museums and monuments. See a traditional bourgeois house or hear the trumpet signal at the Gothic brick church of St. Mary’s Basilica. Learn more about World War II hero Oscar Schindler at the Oscar Schindler Factory. Visit the Eagle Pharmacy in the former ghetto, and learn how the Holocaust impacted Krakow’s Jews. Go to the Main Market Square Underground Museum and encounter vampires. A full list of museums will be attached to your City Pass, and to make getting from sight to sight easier, you can choose a card with unlimited travel on the city’s public transport system, day or night. The museums included in the City Pass include: 1. Schindlers Factory 2. Main Market Square Underground 3. Polish Aviation Museum 4. The Princes Czartoryski Museum (Lady with Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci) 5. City Defence Walls Krakow 6. Archaeological Museum Krakow 7. Stanislaw Lem Garden of Experiences 8. The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum 9. The Stanisław Wyspiański Museum 10. The Zwierzyniec House 11. The Jozef Mehoffer House 12. St. Adalberts Church Underground 13. St. Mary’s Church 14. History of Photography Museum 15. Centre for documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka, Archives. Office 16. History of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy Museum 17. The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace 18. The Old Synagogue 19. The Archdiocese Museum 20. The Szołayski House 21. The Hipolit House 22. Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec 23. The Main Building of the National Museum 24. Regional Rydel`s Museum of Polish Modernism Rydlowka 25. The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum 26 Pomorska Street 27. Celestat 28. MOCAK 29. Town Hall Tower 30. Exhibition in Nowa Huta District Branice 31. Galicja Jewish Museum 32. The Barbican 33. The Eagle Pharmacy 34. The Krzysztofory Palace 35. Museum of the Home Army dedicated Gen Emil Fieldorf Nil 36. The Jan Matejko House 37. Kopiec Kościuszki

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What people are saying about Main Market Square

Overall rating

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based on 4,946 reviews

This was such a brilliant way to start our trip to Krakow! My 12 year old, 8 year old and I absolutely loved it. They got to have a go on something I knew they would love, and we got to see the whole of the old town without aching feet and/or moaning kiddos. It meant we could decide together what we wanted to go back to on foot and see later in the trip. Thank you so much to our guide, she was lovely. On a practical note, I was worried my tiny 8 year old would struggle a but, but she didn't, she was whizzing around Witt my 12 year old by the end! (Just keep an eye on them when there's a road crossing ahead, although the drivers are very slow and nearly always stop to let you across)

A excellent trip with a friendly guide that told us many interesting things and showed us different areas and also gave us chance to step off the Segway’s and look closer at a couple of interesting things. Felt very safe travelling round and the roads and paths. Highly recommend

Actual time on the range is c.1 hour. 40+ mins drive in minibus from Krakow Old Town. Great variety of guns, helpful driver and good instructor.

Simply beautiful- book through the concert venue directly though cause it’ll be cheaper and it goes straight toward preserving Chopin’s music

Very good and educative experience, excellent museum. We definitely recommend it. Krzysztof was very good and knowledgeable guide.