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Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius

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Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
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Address: Jagiellonska 15, Krakow 31-010, Poland
Phone Number: 48 12 422 05 49
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Mon 10:00 am - 2:15 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 3:15 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 2:15 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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First founded in 1364, this integral part of Krakow life has many...

First founded in 1364, this integral part of Krakow life has many distinguished alumni including distinguished Polish intellectuals, political leaders and well-known international figures like Nicolaus Copernicus and Pope John Paul II. The Collegium Maius is the oldest surviving building of the university.

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Beautiful

Awesome, magical courtyard. Very good information from our local tour guide, must be an awesome place to study.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Hull East Yorkshire

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Hull East Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome, magical courtyard. Very good information from our local tour guide, must be an awesome place to study.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can only look around by guided tour, but we were lucky that an English one was just starting. Maybe if you can find out what time they are on - a website?- that would help to time your visit. It was an interesting tour with an excellent English speaking guide, especially seeing the actual instruments that Copernicus used. Took... More 

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france
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entry is free from the street. A remaining structure of the original university. John Paul II and Copernicus both went to it. Did not have the opportunity to go into the museum section but I am sure, like everything in Poland it was professionally done.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I walked the area as there's a lot to see in the general area of the University. Nothing much to see as far as the University itself and unsure if there's an actual tour of the school.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We were passing by an saw it was OK to go into the courtyard. This was quite interesting and although we couldn't go in there was a continuous screening of the inside.

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This is the oldest existing building of the university, which was itself established in 1384 and is one of the oldest universities in Europe. We were escorted here as part of a free walking tour which was lucky as I think we would have overlooked it otherwise. The courtyard is very pretty and a real find in the centre of... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We didn't visit the museum here, but only the courtyard. That is very impressive. There is a mechanical clock that has a display that proceeds out of the depth of the clock on the hour. We enjoyed that. Well worth popping in and spending a little time.

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We toured the campus and were lucky to be there when the clock that has the moving persons was in operation.

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Lagos, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I did the english guided tour and it was very informative. If I remember correctly, this was the first University Building not only in Krakow, which was the capital city at the time, but of the whole of Poland. Even though the University had been created years before, classes were previously held in churches and at Wawel Royal Castle. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Worthwhile to stop by and view the on the hour clock display from the beautiful courtyard but the boring tour of the college rooms can easily be skipped. The tour guide's English was difficult to understand and there was really nothing personally connected directly to famous former students such as Copernicus to peak ones interest. On a rather unpleasant side... More 

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