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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 - 2:30 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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Architectural splendor

Beautiful architecture. First university (minus one college) in Europe. Excellent restauration. First class concerts in the open courtyard

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture. First university (minus one college) in Europe. Excellent restauration. First class concerts in the open courtyard

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This part of Krakow University is well worth a visit for everyone who is interested in history and science. The shorter guided tour in English (30 minutes) offers glimpses into the library, the dining hall and the former living quarters of the professors. A high-light is the room that exhibits Copernicus' thesis, ancient astrolabs and Neil Armstrong's present on Copernicus'... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great overview of Poland's oldest university's origins to the end of Communism, the faculty's organization and significant academic figures from Capernicus and the historical events that shaped the University over 600 years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

So pretty and interesting!! You can get to know the place where Copérnico studied, a University with a beautiful but hard history. Besides, the building and the garden are just so pretty!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A MUST for all Krakow visitors! As one of the world's oldest and most distinguished learning institutions, Collegium Maius is not only an architectural jewel, but also a living proof of Poland's huge contribution to our Western (yes, you read it right - WESTERN!) civilization - it's there that Nicholas Copernicus studied and developed his heliocentric theory of our solar... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

it just takes you immediately in the magic atmosphere of old Europe. and a very good coffee in the university coffee shop

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

a wonderful secluded spot just on the side of the busy market square. this place has something that really makes you feel the history within its walls.. i woudl say an extremely dignified adtmosphere.. great place to spend an hour sitting and thinking

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Just visit this nicely decorated place. Lot's of history if you into this, but even if not worthwhile a (short) visit.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We tried to visit the college one morning during our stay in Kraków The girl on the ticket desk just ignored us and allowed a large group to push in and carried on just ignoring us. No welcome or anything. We were advised to visit the college on the recommdation of collegue from Oxford

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Even Harvard Yard does not have the sense of history of Jagiellonian University. Already a leader in education when the Ivy League Schools were half-dug foundations, Jagiellonian University is one of the oldest Universities in Europe. Just blocks from the Old City and the bus and train stations is a working campus which honors its heritage by preserving the architecture,... More 

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