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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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In many central and eastern European cities, you can go to the Jewish Quarter, but it is a modern, transformed neighborhood now (Prague). This Krakow neighborhood still has the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

In many central and eastern European cities, you can go to the Jewish Quarter, but it is a modern, transformed neighborhood now (Prague). This Krakow neighborhood still has the spirit and the heart wrenching feel of 1939.... It isn't in your face, but the streets and houses and empty chairs place you in a community that none of us, Jew... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Old winding streets. Old buildings. Limited traffic. Try a free walking tour to get some context. Offered each day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A must for all jews....and if your are lucky you'll meet Leopold kozlowski at the klezmer house...both cemeteries special....surviving synagogues hundreds of years old...kosher food....liked the museum also...

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It is now a tradition for us to return in Kraków every year. Our favorite part of it is the Jewish district. Every place has it's own history...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A short walk of 15 minutes from the centre of Kraków. A delightful square with coffee shops and restaurants. We took a golf cart guided tour which was great and extremely informative. Worth doing to get ones bearings. All rather haunting to think that 65,000 Jews were taken from this area by Nazis and now there are only a couple... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is my prefered area within Krakow and no matter how many times I've been here I still find myself wanting to go back here again. Special place, a must do / must experience, would highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Interesting places to spend no more than three or four hours. Good bars and restaurants. Historical place.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love Cracow. It is my favourite European city closely followed by Prague. Having spent 16 years travelling around Europe, I find Cracow so refreshing, so relaxing, so fascinating just brilliant all round. I have visited 10 times and never tire of this delightful Polish gem.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

great architecture, history, atmosphere, cozy restaurants around the whole district. There is an awesome little sqare for an evening chill called "Nowy Rynek" where are pubs and delicious "zapiekanki" (kind of Polish fastfood from the PRL time but much developed these days) Quite a hipsters' place:)

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Kazimierz is different than other turistic areas in krakow. Or even more...in Europe. It is beautiful, but what is more important is authentic, not perfectly organized for turists, so when you explore this place you feel like real traveler, explorator

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