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Jewish District (Kazimierz)

Szeroka 24, Krakow 30-527, Poland
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As featured in 3 days in Krakow
Ranked #16 of 135 attractions in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Jewish District (Kazimierz) is quaint and full of history. We were there during the annual Jewish Festival so the area was filled with people, day and night. I liked the fact that one can either choose to be with a guided group or explore on your own. Best to have good walking shoes as the area is old and... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Kraków was an important Jewish city but its Jewish population was decimated during World War II. What remains are hints of what was. But it is very important to know and see what was in this is the central location for Jews.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We looked for a restaurant with real kosher food and we found it. Delicious, we had a meal based on meze and spicy food like in the middle east

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Jewish district has lots of good cafes and restaurants. Pick any and sit and watch all the people. Some interesting old houses and buildings to gaze at as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

KAZIMIERZ was the centre of Jewish life before the Nazi destroyed it and drove the Jewish population out. It’s worth a half day visit but I wasn’t impressed by the bars and restaurants so did not visit at night. I found tram connections to the city centre confusing

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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Jewish District is the place where the Jews were herded into a Ghetto in WWII. It is now not exclusively Jewish. The best sight is the memorial square with large metal chairs remembering a massacre of Jews.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Tour takes you right around the Jewish Quarter explaining all the history. Take comfy shoes, it's 2 hours and 45 minutes long! Very interesting

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Kazimierz District offers visitors lots to see and do, and it is only a short walk from Wawel Castle and the Main Square. For those interested in history, the district is home to a good number of museums. There are also several synagogues as well as a few impressive Catholic basilicas. Shops and street vendors cater to tourists interested... More

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Madrid, Spain
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Its a very lively, colourful and cultural neighbourhood. Nice restaurants, cafes and bars, a good way to spend the afternoon.

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Indianapolis
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We walked through the Jewish district and ate dinner here a couple of times. It has a very rich and vibrant night life with music and outdoor eateries. A trendy spot to visit!

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