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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 136 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Having visited Jewish areas of other cities such as Budapest and Prague, I had expected more. Maybe this is what left me feeling somewhat let down. The pseudo Jewish shop fronts, the restaurants with less than convincing reviews on Tripadvisor. The pharmacy run by Tadeusz Pankiewicz was interesting as were the remnants of ghetto walls. Unfortunately, I visited on a... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Called the 'Jewish Quarter' in English, Kazimierz has a different feel from the tourist-ridden main square and is well worth a visit. We've only now started going here so see what it has to offer in terms of restaurants as well as history. There are plenty of restaurants which are noticeably cheaper than near the main square. Walking through the... More

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had a private tour of the Jewish Ghetto and we learned more details about the brutal treatment and ultimate "liquidation", or murdering of the Jews here. It brings you to tears. We brought our children with us, and while it was hard for them, I do believe it was necessary for them to better understand the plight that the... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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63 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Kazimierz is the Jewish area in Krakow and where the Germans rounded up all the families and moved them into a purpose built Ghetto. The area is pretty much as it would have been in the Second World War. The Ghetto walls have long gone but there is still evidence of the brutal way in which the Germans did their... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

One must pay a visit here. It's not very far and one can do the golf car sight seeing rides for 10 euros each

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Terni, Umbria, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Nice place for a walk, but, in my opinion, it has been made a "tourist attraction" and now you can find a lot of restaurants full of tourists. We couldn't visit the Synagogues because they were closed (payer day). The general atmosphere of the Jewish quarter is definitely nice, some shops have kept the old signs.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

On my 4th trip to Krakow I'd still never really explored this area, I'd seen the major landmarks but this time I was there in July and the Rynek Glowny was too busy for me to enjoy like I had. I went in July for my first summer experience, to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main... More

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Join the free walking tour.We had Jacek of Krakow Free Walking Tours conduct a detailed 2 hr narrative on the Jews living in Krakow,pre-war,under Nazi occupation and finally extermination at death camps at Auschwitz/Birkenau.Saw a few historic places such as boundaries of Jewish ghettos,the remaing wall that kept them locked in,the synagogues,Ghetto Heroes Square,The Pharmacy under the Eagle,Oscar Schindler's factory.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

In a small area, you can find four old synagogues (two still in use) and two old cemeteries (oen of which is really ancient). The area has become a haven for either fashionable or cheap tourist restaurants, which in my opinion reduces the interest of the area. However, for anyone who has an interest in seeing that the are remnants... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A visit of any duration to the Jewish Quarter of Krakow is a must. You can visualise without too much effort the horrors inflicted upon the Jews there during the Nazi era as you tread up and down the cobblestones and narrow streets, visiting restaurants, cafes, synagogues (must go and spend an hour with the Klezmer recital by Tempero at... More

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