Once the Main Market Square was densely built-up. There was a town hall, a granary, the pillory and the municipal scales, the guardhouse and several wells.The Main Market was a venue for significant state ceremonies.
Cracovians call this site"the town's salon". For many it is hard to imagine a day without at least as short visit to the Main Market Square".
|The largest medieval square in Europe ( 210x212 metres ).|
The Main Square, which was laid out in 1257 according to the Magdeburg Law, has preserved its dimensions to this day, covering area of 4 hectares, 3 acres, and 34 square metres. But its plan, now, almost eight-hundred-years' old, still reminds us of the compromise that the original bold planners had to face when confronted with the existing realities.
|Flowers have been sold on Cracow's Main Market Square for almost five hundred years.|