Rynek Główny, the Main Square of Krakow, is one of the largest medieval plazas in the whole of Europe. Surrounded by historic townhouses, the square centers around the 16th-century Cloth Hall, a majestic Renaissance structure topped with a traditional Polish Parapet and intriguing carved masks. The grand hall is flanked by the Town Hall Tower on one side, while the Adam Mickiewicz Monument and the 10th-century Church of St. Adalbert stand on the other. With origins that go back to the 13th Century, the Main Square of Krakow was once a bustling market. It is now the core of the city's cultural scene and the venue of choice for minor and major events. Museums, restaurants, and entertainment venues jostle for space alongside the historic square, making for a lively gathering place for locals and visitors alike.