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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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Hours:
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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amazing secluded spot

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... read more

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

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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Geldrop, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Des Plaines, Illinois
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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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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is the seat of the oldest university in Kraków. You can visit the courtyard and staircases free of charge during opening hours but it is possible to see several of the professors' rooms and items in the treasury if you go on a guided tour. The tour in English lasts about thirty minutes and is well worth the 12... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

You can visit the courtyard and garden for free, each hour when the clock chimes various figures come out from the small doors that open. For a very small fee you can visit this historic university on a guided tour and it is well worth doing. Plenty to see and the library is great. There is a lovely small wooden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Jagiellonian University is the second oldest university in Europe, and one of the oldest universities in the world. Copernicus and John Paul Ii both studied here, Along with a host of great Polish thinkers. Many of their graduates and students were persecuted and victimized precisely because of their academic excellence. This whole area is permeated with the aura of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Stay away from the crowds. You will see ceremonial spaces for the XIV century university, Copernicus working tools, jewels and precious things. And the most impressive three hundred hundred year old wooden staircase. Great value for 12PLN

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visited the Collegium Maius during a free walking tour. Unfortunately the Stained Glass Exhibition was closed. The courtyard was lovley and very atmospheric, a little like Hogwarts!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Try & go for 3 pm when the figures come out & chime. Photography is allowed but no flash. Seeing the old educational tools & parts of the school that are still being used was great. Tip your guide discretely they are students in school & appreciate a little token of appreciation for a job well done.

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Address: Jagiellonska 15, Krakow 31-010, Poland
Phone Number: 48 12 422 05 49
Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow>  > Stare Miasto
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 2:15 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:15 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:15 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 2:15 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 2:15 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

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