Seasonal markets in Krakow
Besides well-known Christmas market,
a number of other temporary markets and fairs take place in
every year. Usually their stalls mushroom in
central square or the nearby Maly Rynek square (situated one
block east from the vast main piazza of the
center) but some markets happen elsewhere. They go on for a week
or two except the
Christmas market which starts in the end of
November and continues throughout December. Typically, most
stands sell varied arts and crafts. Also traditional foods such
as bread and cured meats and sweets are on sale. The organizers
often try to provide some extra attractions as well, such as
live gigs and shows. The markets mostly take places repeatedly
at the same time of the year and in the same place.
Most popular seasonal markets in Krakow.
market. It usually
starts on the last Friday of November and goes on in Rynek
Glowny central square till December 26th though it’s often
prolonged and ends December 31st or sometimes even January 6th.
It takes place in Rynek Glowny central square for some ten days
immediately preceding Easter Sunday and sometimes goes on also
on Easter Monday.
International Folk Art Fair.
The market selling mostly traditional village crafts and arts –
embroidery, pottery, painting, iron, metalwork, woodcarving,
etc. – goes on in Rynek Glowny central square for two weeks in
Other popular seasonal markets in Krakow.
Krakow’s secondary Christmas
market, takes place in Plac Nowaka-Jezioranskiego square in
front of Galeria Krakowska
shopping mall throughout December and
is often prolonged till January 6th.
Saint Michael market
is organized in Maly Rynek square in the last week of September.
(Targi Rzemiosla), selling local crafts and arts, usually last
in Rynek Glowny central square for a week in mid-May.
goes on in Maly Rynek square
for ten days in the first
half of October
The city’s central Old Town historic district, turned into a pedestrian
precinct, teems with stores of all sorts.
Christmas market in Krakow
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