"this beautiful building that was made in medieval times - the Sukiennice"
Cloth Hall
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeCloth Hall - Credit: Chepry (Andrzej Barabasz)

The Sukiennice was a center of international trade during the golden age of the Renaissance in Poland. Referred to in English as Cloth Hall or Drapers' Hall, this amazing building held the city market where international trade negotiations took place. Here highly valuable commodities such as silk, spices, and leather were traded, and negotiations for the export of salt from the Wieliczka Salt Mines were held. Today the structure is a big tourist draw. It houses the Sukiennice Museum, which holds one of the largest collections of 19th century Polish art in the world.

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