Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The Cloth Hall

23rd April 2014

The Cloth Hall in Cracow is situated in the Main Market Square.  It is the oldest commercial Cloth Hall still in operation. Many Europeans cities used to have their own cloth halls, but only  Cracow has such an old trade centre which has survived and still continues to operate.
The first historic account about Cloth Hall can be found in the records by Ibrahim ibn Jacob from Cordoba. He wrote that Slav city on the Vistula River was a large  and important trade centre.
Great place to do shopping 

The Cloth Hall nowadays.




The Cloth Hall in 1879.



Who can tell you beauty oh Cracow, old town maybe the masks on the Cloth Hall .... (A. Polewka)

6 comments:

  1. Looks an inviting place to shop, a lovely building.

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    1. There a lot of shops here and the products are not so cheap but luckily are original ones.You sholud come and buy sth. interesting for you.

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  2. It looks huge. I like the embroidered clothing shown in one of the shops.

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    1. Cynthia, is a huge building and very nice. It's worth visiting.

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  3. This is one city in Poland that I've heard so much about. Would love to visit!

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    1. Mitchell, first you can read about it but of course you are welcome. See you in Poland.

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