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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
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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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We were guided around the Jewish District in a little buggy, which we got in at the old square. As it was freezing cold it was lovely to get in the heated buggy. We had an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

A lot of history with many churches and Restuarants but not a place I felt comfortable in . I walked around here one afternoon and felt very out of place . Lots going on but very run down in comparison with Kraków town . Also had a trip around with a guide in one of there carts . A pretty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We were guided around the Jewish District in a little buggy, which we got in at the old square. As it was freezing cold it was lovely to get in the heated buggy. We had an informative, guide a university student studying history. So we felt he pointed out all the sights and provided great information that certainly enhanced our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Came though here to wander around and wasn't disappointed. I very much enjoyed visiting the old historic synagogues, especially the Old Synagogue. The area is easy to navigate. Saturday morning flea market is small, but there are some very interesting things on offer. The flea market is also the place to come for fresh sauerkraut and pickles! Recommended for any... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

You will notice quite a lot of buildings from the film, Schindlers List, in particular, the stairs that the little boy hides the Jew under. It was phenomenal to see. Some of the buildings are recognizable also. I suggest to watch the film before going to Krakow.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Spent a little while looking for this place and was quite dissapointed when we eventually found it. Basically a little square with shops around and a jewish book shop in one corner. Not worth the visit unless you are in the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Jam packed full of cafes, bars and restaurants so if you've done a little homework you'll know which establishment to go to. Steeped in history and a local guide or a visit to Schindlers factory will give you a real feel of the suffering people had to endure when the entire area was a ghetto. It's easy to choose the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We were somewhat surprised by the gentrification of this area. After visiting Schindler's Factory and other historical sites we were expecting a more sober memorial to Krakow's Jewish population. Instead, this district could have been in San Francisco or London or another upscale neighborhood on the brink of mass popularity. It is beautiful, and there are more excellent restaurants than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Jewish quarter is obviously very historic and the Schindler Museum is a must see. The area also has quite a few trendy bars, restaurants and shops. It's definitely worth visiting during the day and nighttime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful area with so much charm and character. Loads of fantastic restaurants and bars too! It's about a 10 minute walk from the city centre too, which is perfect walking distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed in the jewish quarter of Kraków and it was incredible the history, just being there was quite moving, and to see all the amazing buildings, the people are so friendly, all the restaurants are superb, the food is awesome.

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