Monument to Adam Mickiewicz at Main Market Square

Monument to Adam Mickiewicz at Main Market Square

Krakow, Poland

 
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Monument to Adam Mickiewicz at Main Market Square
Monument to Adam Mickiewicz at Main Market Square
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Rynek Glowny
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
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0.5 hours

Directly next to the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) on the Krakow's Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny) stands Poland's most eminent scribe: Adam Mickiewicz.

One of the most important statues in Poland to the romantic poet and national hero Adam Mickiewicz was originally unveiled in 1898 to celebrate the centenary of the great man's birth. Like so many other symbols of national pride it was destroyed by the Germans during WWII. The statue that stands in the Market Square today is a 1955 copy of Teodor Rygier's original, and is a popular and easily recognisable meeting place.

Ironically, the bard never visited the city until after his death when his remains were transferred to the Wawel Cathedral Crypt, but this hasn't stopped the statue from becoming one of Kraków's best loved monuments.

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Beautiful Statue right next to the cloth halls.
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Schone Statue direkt neben den Tuchhallen.
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Monument of the most important poet in the Polish history. Today this is a landmark for meetups. Great spot to observe the Trumpet fireman and to feed the pigeons
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One of the two most exicting monumnts of Adam Mickiewicz (the second one is in Poznan)
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Nice all the city Dr krakow ea beautiful, the people the culture the history, the architecture and the beers
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Bonito toda la ciudad Dr cracovia ea hermosa, la gente la cultura la historia, la arquitectura y las cervezas
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Central monument in the market square of Krakow
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Monumento central na praça do mercado de Cracóvia
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Essential Place of your visit of krakow one finds there all kind of shops ( restaurants, Starbucks,Zara,a market that sells typical, exchange office, souvenir shop)
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Place incontournable de votre visite de cracovie on y trouve toute sorte de commerces ( restaurants, Starbucks,Zara,marché qui vend des produits typique, bureau de change, boutique souvenir)
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Great meeting place and a famous Polish dead poets statue...
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Beautiful place to wander and take photos!
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Lugar bonito para passear e tirar fotos!
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The most representative of the square
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De lo mas representativo de la plaza
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If you are visiting Krakow then for sure you will be in the market square and there is also this monument of polish very famous poet. It's also a good meeting place.
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Nice place to sit and people watch
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Very nice place and super good time.
Thank you.
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Très belle place et super bon moment.
Merci.
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A popular place in Krakow to meet friends. During summer a lot of people gather here to put their feet in the water and have some chats with friends. 
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Very nice place to visit and have fun with family or friends. Photographers can have a field day taking photos here or simply soak in the Polish atmosphere. 
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One of the most popular place for meetings with friends on square.
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It's a nice square as a whole. Though the statue could use a clean.
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Very beautiful view. There are a lot of restaurants in the good atmosphere.
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Très belle vue. Y a beaucoup de restaurants dans la bonne atmosphère.
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