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Kraków Cracow,or Krakow, is the second largest city in Poland. It is situated on the Vistula river in the south of Poland. The city dates back to the 7th century. The old town layout characterized by the rigid grid of perfectly orthogonal streets was ordered by Boloslaw the Chaste in 1257 . Its  Main Square, Rynek is one of the greatest in Europe. It boasts the Cloth Hall – Sukiennice, located right in the middle, the Town Hall Tower and lovely church of St. Wojciech.  Town Hall Tower is the only remaining part of the medieval Town Hall, which was erected in 14th century. The Cloth Hall, Sukiennice is Krakow’s oldest “shopping mall”, built in the 13th century to house many market stalls. The historic centre of Cracow, the former capital of Poland, is situated at the foot of the Royal Wawel Castle.