Plac Wolnica (Wolnica Square) in Krakow


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Plac Wolnica is located at the cross of Krakowska and Sw Wawrzynca streets in the heart of Kazimierz Quarter. It originated as a part of former Main Market of Kazimierz town from 1335. In the 14th century its size was comparable with today's Main Market in Krakow and it was famous for free trade of meat.

After 1335 a town hall was built on the square which survived until today and now is a house of Ethnographic Museum with permanent collection of Polish folk art. In 1996 in the wall of museum a memorial board was installed, commemorating the “Arrival of Jews to Poland in middle ages”, made by Henryk Herschel Hochman in 1907. In the middle of the square stands a small fountain with a sculpture of three buskers.

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