Friday, October 14, 2016

Cracow's Main Square - Poland

From Warsaw to Krakow and its beautiful Main Square. 
The aerial view card was sent by Emerich, I bought the 2nd, the 3rd is an official received in 2012 and Ara sent the 4th. 

Photo by Wojciech Gorgolewski
The main square of the Old Town of Kraków, is the 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) is one of the largest medieval town squares in Europe. The Project for Public Spaces (PPS) lists the square as the best public space in Europe due to its lively street life. - in: wikipedia

The main square is a square space surrounded by historic townhouses (kamienice) and churches. The center of the square is dominated by the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), rebuilt in 1555 in the Renaissance style. It was once a major centre of international trade.

PL-236358, sent by Gosia.
On one side of the cloth hall is the Town Hall Tower, the only remaining part of the old Kraków Town Hall demolished in 1820. 
On the other side the 10th century Church of St. Adalbert. 

Fot. ze zbiorów Muzeum Historycznego Miasta Krakowa
Rising above the square are the Gothic towers of St. Mary's Basilica. 
Now as in the Middle Ages the Grand Square is the focus of the city life. Krakow residents and visitors come here to meet each other, to do business, to shop in numerous stores, and to enjoy themselves in myriad restaurants, cafés and clubs. Krakow’s forum serves also as the city’s most popular site of open-air events – musical, theatrical, commercial, political, etc. - in:

No comments: