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)