Photo: Courtesy of Stary Kleparz
Krakow's oldest and best fresh produce market
Word to the wise: When you're done shopping, head around the corner to the baroque St Florian's Church, where Pope John Paul II was curate from 1949-1951.
There's been a market on this spot, just north of the Old Town, since the 12th century. During the austere Communist decades it was the centre of Krakow's underground economy, where housewives could find the food, household goods and clothes that had disappeared from the shops.
Today it's crammed with family-run stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese, smoked fish and piles of gnarled sausages. Stall-holders are usually more than happy for customers to sample their wares, so feel free to taste before you buy.