Sukiennice

Opening hours: 

monday - closed, tuesday - sunday: 10.00 - 18.00

Address: 

Cracow, 3 Rynek Główny ( Main Market Square)

Bus and Tram Routes: 

bus: 610, 662, 669, 902, 904 tram: 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 18, 19, 24, 52, 62, 69

Nearest bus or tram: 

Poczta Główna

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. Thanks to that the The Cloth Hall for the first time began to resemble a market hall.

In the mid-fourteenth century Sukiennice were rebuilt again. They have been extended for a further stalls. In that form Sukiennice began to resemble those present. Unfortunately, they burned in 1555. Reconstruction began immediately in - 1556. In the reconstructed, renaissance form the Cloth Hallpreserved until the nineteenth century, when they were rebuilt again. In the nineteenth century Lower Hall was decorated with distinctive emblems of Polish and the Hanseatic League. Upper Hall was developed as a museum.

The basement of the Cloth Hall hauses the Main Market Square Undeground Museum.