It's the largest and most authentic medieval market place in Europe - it was established in 1257 and is dominated by the "cloth hall" built in the 14th century.
St. Mary's stands in the corner where each hour a trumpeteer sounds a clear, broken-off solo, legend has it that the original trumpeteer was shot through the throat by an arrow and that is why it still comes to an abrupt finish.
Also on the square is Wierzynek, opened in 1364, it may be the oldest operating restaurant in Europe.
Y'all that strudel was so good!
This was a bit too heavy on the lime and too light on the mint for me.
The reality is this square is ringed with cafes, restaurants, shops and some of the best people-watching ever. I went there every single day while I was in Poland; I would choose a restaurant and just watch the world float by. It was spectacular.
Except for the last day when I sold out and ate at the Hard Rock...at least I sat outside.
So what do you do for a living? Oh, you know, I dress up as death and stand outside a church.
The pigeons there are crazy. They know immediately when someone has food and they all converge!
You can take a carriage ride. I don't know if they use small pox blankets. Those might be exclusively reserved for use in the carriages around Temple Square.
You can listen to this guy play an awesome rendition of Toccata and Fugue in D Minor on the accordion.
Or listen to this girl play haunting songs on her violin.
You can speculate about the guy in the lime green polka dots.
Marvel at this guy and his tiny bike.
When this lady yells at you, "NO PHOTO" - you take a stealthy one and post it on the internet. On the intimidation scale she fell above the Pig Lady at Pike's Place, and below the Amish guy and his cow.
And on a rainy day in Poland you can eat delicious soup and drink coconut hot chocolate.