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Jewish District (Kazimierz)

Szeroka 24, Krakow 30-527, Poland
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Ranked #24 of 147 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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Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

when walking through the Jewish District I thought "how could one man rally so many people to come to hate so many millions of people and destroy them". I was glad to see the Shul being restored and a Sukkot in the middle of the grounds. It gave me goose bumps!

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A place with very important history,yet at one point after the war nobody wanted to use this as an address.From what I understand you need money to live here now.I loved the area and found the history very interesting,also visiting a working synagogue added to the visit.I am pleased I took the tour,our guide was very knowledgable and gave us... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Jewish District is definitely a must when visiting Krakow. There is so much history within this area (which you can learn through a free walking tour) and you can easily walk around for a few hours. You can check out a number of Synagogues, cafes, bars and markets.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Delightful area to walk around and explore. There are quite a few bars, cafes and restaurants and shops. Most of Krakow's nightlife seems to be focused in this area.

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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

THis is well worth a walk around to look at the Synagogue and other churches. We did stop for a beer at a streetside cafe which was refreshing but felt this was perhaps not as nice an area as around the main square. But worth a visit but just be careful as we didn't feel quite as safe here but... More

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Hampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We did a walking tour through the Jewish Quarter and really enjoyed it. This area as a great vibe and is a hive of activity. Quite an arty urban area with great cafes and bars. Lots of street art and interesting things to look at. The flea market is fun to wander through. I just wish we had more time... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Wife and I walked here to see the area but found it to be an area now of restaurants and shops. Not much to see historically. A bit further (across the river) there is the Jewish cemetery and original getto.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Easy to get to from the city centre, lots of very interesting buildings, great restaurants with lots of history. Cant go to Krakow without spending a few hours here.

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Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Whilst in Krakow we took the free walking tour to the Jewish Quarter, led by Jakub of free walking tours.com. Would highly recommend this tour especially if you can get Jakub whose knowledge and presentation was skilfully communicated. A fantastic 3 hours of great interest only wished we would have had time for the Scindler Factory visit. The guides on... More

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Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Location of Jewish community for the last 500 years. Contains most of the synagogues in Krakow but there was not a lot going on in the area at the time of my visit.

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