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Jewish District (Kazimierz)

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Address: Szeroka 24, Krakow 30-527, Poland
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Sizable Jewish population of Krakow moved to this district at the end of...
Sizable Jewish population of Krakow moved to this district at the end of the fifteenth century, which served as the main cultural center of the Polish Jewry for centuries.
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A must visit when in Krakow

History - sadly most of it tragic in nature - oozes from every brick of every building in this area. I found the museum, cafes and buildings in this area fascinating - but the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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London, England
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

History - sadly most of it tragic in nature - oozes from every brick of every building in this area. I found the museum, cafes and buildings in this area fascinating - but the pain of the inhabitants of past history still permeate every street and building.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

The Jewish quarter is a must see i Krakow: Historic synagogues, Jewish cultural center, bookshops that conceal richness and treasures, very good cafés and restaurants with patios, gardens etc.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Had a walk to the Jewish quarter and it's an interesting place , not only for the history but there are some lovely bars too, it seems to have a calmness about it. 2nd time I've been and it's worth a visit.

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Celbridge, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This is a very old district and i would say that it has not changed much over the last hundred years. Even though this district is very old it could do with a good face lift footpaths some derelict buildings and walls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We really loved this area in the evening, so pretty, a really great vibe,beautiful buildings, fun bars great cocktails, great prices and not many tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

While one can wander the streets or even take an eco buggy trip around Kazimierz a conducted walking tour provides a wonderful insight into Jewish life in this once independent town. And one doesn't have to be Jewish to find this fascinating. I may even be tempted to stay in Kazimierz the next time I visit Krakow. In the past... More 

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meath,
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

just not sure we were in the main square, as the snow was thawing and everywhere was very wet and messy we just decided to head back to our hotel..maybe next time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Jewish district offers plenty of nice cafes, pubs and restaurants. Some of them with typical jewish food. You can easily spend there few hours just walking around catching atmosphere. You can do some shoping in Galeria Kazimierz which is near and try really good frozen yogurt at "Feel The Chill" ;)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I've seen on some forums that people say the area is a little run down. This was not my experience. We stayed in the Ester Hotel in this area and had a great stay. Plenty of good restaurants all within a short distance and good pub/bars. The area is a good place to stay, 15 minutes easy walk to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

There's plenty to keep you fed and watered in this area of Kraków. Singers bar great atmosphere, and for coffee and cakes Alchemey is a must .try behind Rasputin Hotel for some lovely restaurants.

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