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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 #10 of 135 attractions in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Wonderful visit. My brother was especially excited to walk in this man's footsteps. I loved the mechanical clock and the figurines. I visited in May of 2010.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is one of the oldest universities in Europe. You can visit some of the old buildings including the historic quadrangle. It is only a short walk from an historic park and also the market square. This is a great cultural institution that deserves at least some time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Founded in teh mid-14th Century absolutely stunning site. There i s a museum section with displays credited to Kopurnicus amongst others. If you can go inside the main building and view teh memorial plaques dedicated to the lecturers arrested by teh Nazis and never seen again. Reminds you simply of the recent history

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The visit doesn't last long but all the original Copernicus material is amazing! The courtyard is lovely and the overall atmosphere enchanting

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What an amazing building this is - steeped in history and the most amazing architecture. There is a free to visit museum inside, which we enjoyed. We walked around the upper level, just gazing into the square below. The building has an almost fairy-tale quality about it, it is so beautiful. There is a wonderful coat of arms on the... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The visit is with a guide and the items in the museum are very interesting well presented. But check in advance the schedule and the opening for the exhibition.

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Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had an excellent English guide to take us round, who was happy to answer questions and didn't rush us through. The tour starts in the courtyard & takes you through the different rooms. The library was the highlight for me. You will also get to see all the furnishings, scientific instruments & maps. It was funny to see where... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Wow - walking into the library here with the extraordinary collection was actually quite intimidating and imposing - what a great place to be enrolled. The glockenspiel is fabulous and fun and causes much merriment. Sit in the Professors' garden. A magnificent campus.

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Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I visited the university as I wanted to soak up the atmosphere and explore the professor's garden. I found they had tours, so paid my money and was delighted to find there were only two of us on the tour with the guide. This made it very personal and we could ask lots of questions. We could also avoid the... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Go for the long tour around the university rooms and see where Coperniscus' instruments were used and theories developed. A very good English guide. The tours are popular so you will have to book a time slot. Crowds come to see the clock strike but ,if it is open, relaxin the Professor's garden

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