Fodor's Expert Review Rynek Underground

Stare Miasto (Old Town) Ruins

Directly underneath the main square, this permanent exhibition, a branch of the Kraków City Historical Museum, presents the history of the city in its European context. The interactive displays, using multimedia technology, can often feel like time travel; most importantly, it incorporates pieces of the actual archaeological site, allowing the visitor to walk over real medieval tracts (the oldest dating back to the 11th century). Layer after layer, some 1,000 years of history can be uncovered before your eyes. There's an interactive zone for children, and some fun surprises—can you spot the portrait of a medieval Polish king who actually winks at you?

Plan at least two hours to properly enjoy your visit.

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Quick Facts

Rynek Główny 1
Kraków, Malopolska  31-042, Poland


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 19 zł; free Tues., Mon., Wed.–Sun. 10–8 (Apr.–Oct. until 10); Tues. 10–4

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