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Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius

Jagiellonska 15, Krakow 31-010, Poland (Stare Miasto)
48 12 422 05 49
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Ranked #7 of 126 attractions in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: First founded in 1364, this integral part of Krakow life has many distinguished alumni including distinguished Polish intellectuals, political leaders... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

A beautiful been we would never have found unless we had been on a tour. Beautiful, peaceful and rich in history.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Try to go on the full guided tour which takes you through the whole building. This is well worth the time after visiting the usual main attractions

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The courtyard impresses immediately you enter Collegium Maius & the historic entertaining clock should not be missed. We arrived spot on time for the 11am performance! The tours of the library etc are in various languages, check in advance & don't miss this!

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Houston,TX
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We reserved our spot for the 1pm English tour which brought us through the library and many of the historic rooms unavailable on the 30-minute tour. An extremely knowledgeable, multilingual tour guide deftly handled the running commentary of a know-it-all visitor who seemed determined to catch him off guard (to no avail!) Great insights regarding some of the university's best... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Caught up in the troubled history of Poland, The Jagiellion University is an absolute jewel. Home of Copernicus and site of his world changing discoveries. The extended tour takes you through rooms full of old masters, scientific instruments, maps, decorative arts, etc, etc. The collection maps the history of Poland's arts and sciences as well as it's connections to the... More

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Kolno, Poland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

This is a must see! check out the free entry days! Beautiful interior and great historical exhibition. They also play music before opening the iron door to the exhibition, which is really nice.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The tour around this beautiful historic building was great value and there were only 3 people on it! The guide was very knowledgeable about the wide variety of eclectic artefacts, paintings, tapestries and furniture on display, many of which had significance to the university and its famous students. It's good to know the building is still regularly used today as... More

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This was one of the best place I have visited during 2 times spending in Krakow. Should be in top 3 places to visit in this town. Many interesting things to see there, dont miss it!

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Nashville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

To be able to go to this university, people come from all over the world. It is truly a wonder to walk around. Because of hard economic times, there are quite a few students that obtain careers outside of Poland...Even some Poles work in Norway, England, etc and fly home on weekends.

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Kiev
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

It is slow season here in Krakow, and I just completed an English language tour of the museum at the university. There were only a few people on the tour, which was great. The guides had excellent knowledge of the museum and delivered the information in a unique manner. The museum itself was the most interesting place I saw near... More

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