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Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius

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Address: Jagiellonska 15, Krakow 31-010, Poland
Phone Number: 48 12 422 05 49
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10:00 am - 2:15 pm
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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
Description: 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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Lovely museum, tour is a little rushed

Many things to look at and it drips with hisotry. Fantastically preserved, furniture and sundry items. The tour was only 35 minutes and I would have liked more time in the rooms.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Many things to look at and it drips with hisotry. Fantastically preserved, furniture and sundry items. The tour was only 35 minutes and I would have liked more time in the rooms.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The tour of the university is well worth the price of admission. I was moved to tears by stories of the dedication of students, faculty, staff, and ordinary citizens that have kept the university going through so many difficult times. The architecture and surviving scientific instruments are astounding.

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Budapest, Hungary
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

When we were there, the rain was pouring but a young couple - who had their photos there - was the sunbeam of the day! The building of the University was so magical to my son who is 14 and crazy about sciences. :)

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Warsaw, Poland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The oldest building (1364) of the Jagiellonian University in the Old Town of Kraków, with a beautiful large courtyard with a picturesque old well in the middle of it. We love to visit the place in the evening, when it is quiet and peaceful with just a few tourists only. The courtyard has a special unique atmosphere, away from the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

On the last day, we walked into the college and were astounded by the main building and its wonderful architecture. A bit disappointed we didn't get to see more, but if you have time I would recommend checking this place out!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A beautiful hidden gem with a musical clock and wooden statues running around every hour in the court yard. Guide tour are varies in different languages at different time. worth to visit this beautiful place.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The tour was really interesting thanks to a very good guide. It is very nice to see a building of this age still being used and not just turned into a museum. Since both of us work at Uppsala University it was really fun to visit another well preserved old university in Europe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

On the dot of o'clock, we watched the colourful figurines appear along with the other tourists there for the same reason! Then we went downstairs to the bright and airy basement for refreshments. We didn't pay to go in.

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Krakow, Poland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
55 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The Jagiellonian University is the oldest one in Poland. Its buildings and atmosphere inside most of them is incredible and worth being checked!

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Granite Bay, California
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Amazing place! Expect a LOT of stairs, nothing is accessible. Finally found an elevator, however, but it is not open to the general public. It was rather humbling to walk around and think about the fact that one of the greatest mind in history studied here and learned the become that great mind. Meeting rooms are full of incredibly beautiful... More 

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