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- Rynek Glowny 1/3, Krakow, 31-042, Southern Poland
The Kraków Cloth Hall (Polish: Sukiennice, pronounced [sukʲɛˈɲit͡sɛ]), in Lesser Poland, dates to the Renaissance and is one of the city's most recognizable icons. It is the central feature of the main market square in the Kraków Old Town (the historic center of Kraków), which since 1978 has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Sukiennice, in the centre of Krakow is place where- if you want or do not really need it- you would find yourself - while waiting for your friend or meeting around Rynek. There you can buy different type of souvenirs from Krakow and Poland , also you can have a look for artisans work like silver, amber, fabrics, wooden figurines.
The Sukiennice is the most famous object maybe in all of Krakow. Though it feels hard to remember the name, Sukiennice, it is a place all tourists drop by. It is located in the middle of the Main Market Square in Krakow. Some visit the Sukiennice to shop, while others visit to grab hold of some medieval atmosphere.
At the time when the Sukiennice was built the city was under the Magdeburg Law, when Prince Bolesław the Chaste promised to build stalls for the people to sell their goods – mostly types of cloth. In the 14th century, King Kazimierz the Great approved to make it into a real, Gothic market building made of red brick. However, two centuries later it was destroyed by fire and only a few parts survived. Although the fire nearly destroyed the whole Sukiennice, it was actually better for the building in the end. It was changed to the Renaissance style and the floor was raised. The building was crowned with a beautiful attic decorated with gargoyles and loggias were added. This way, the Cloth Hall lasted a couple centuries. However, in the 1870s the Sukiennice was in need of renovation. The architect in charge, Tomasz Pryliński, decided to destroy the stalls and replace them with elegant acaded arches as well as beautiful facades. Today, the first floor is still used as a market, selling P...
The Sukiennice is one of the most characteristic monuments in Krakow. Before the fire in the 16th century the Sukiennice was a small, stone, Gothic style trading hall, but after the fire it was rebuilt and made into a Renaissance style building. There are still some of the Gothic pieces of architecture from the 16th century. To see both styles together, go to either the north or south entrances to see pointed, gothic arches under the rounded, renaissance arches. The Sukiennice is surrounded by arcades on all sides. Inside the Sukiennice there is a vaulted ceiling and there are crests of Poland’s cities on the walls. At the western entrance, there are two columns that each have several carvings of people at their capitals. Each person has a year carved under them and represents a fashion trend from that time period.
There is one object in the Sukiennice that has many legends created about it. Going into the Sukiennice, through the east entrance, hanging high on the wall on the right side, you might notice there is a knife. There are three different explanations to this. The first one, which is not very interesting, says that it was just a putty knife and was used for baking and other boring things like that. The second explanation, which is more interesting, is connected to the legend of St. Mary’s Church. The builders of the church were brothers, the older brother was ordered to build the Southern tower and the younger one the Northern tower. Although their works were similar, the older brother quickly built a taller tower. Jealous, the younger brother killed his brother with what is said to be the very knife hanging from the entrance!!! (Find out more on the St. Mary’s Church page.) The third explanation, is about a pole that stood in the middle of the Cloth Hall with a hat hung on it. The po...
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In the middle of Europe’s largest square, Rynek Glowny there is the famous ‘Sukiennice’, the Draper’s or Cloth Hall. There were many other similar places in Europe but none as important as Krakow’s Sukiennice, a market place for merchants of all kinds able to sell and buy very exotic products such as silk and leather goods.
The Cloth Hall is historically the beating heart of Cracows's trade focused around the Main Market Square. In its first version it was built in the mid-thirteenth century. Initially it was a double row of stone stalls in the middle of Main Market Square. In the fourteenth century, the first reconstruction occured. The original structure was covered at the beginning of the fourteenth century ...
Standing tall and firm in the very middle of the Krakow Old Town, the Cloth Hall (or the Sukiennice as it’s known in the local lingo) is one of the most iconic buildings in this UNESCO district. Head in to flit between folksy craft stalls, and unravel a history that goes back all the way to the 14 th century – it’s not called Europe’s ...
Your best and easiest bet for gifts in Kraków. Essentially the world's oldest shopping mall, this space in the centre of Kraków has been home to a trading hall since at least the 1300s. Given a 16th century Renaissance facelift, this architectural marvel boasts dozens of stalls selling amber jewel
- Rynek Główny 1/3, Kraków
Sukiennice. Sukiennice, historická patrová tržnice v centrální části Krakovského rynku, hlavního krakovského náměstí.Již při lokaci Krakowa v roce 1257 nařídil kníže Boleslav Stydlivý postavit na náměstí „kramy sukienne“, dřevěné obchody, stánky pro prodej textílií, které tvořily dvě řady s uličkou uprostřed, která se na noc z obou stran zamykala.