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Jewish District (Kazimierz)

Address: Szeroka 24, Krakow 30-527, Poland
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Fee: No
Owner description: Sizable Jewish population of Krakow moved to this district at the end...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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 Jewry for centuries.
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Corby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely shops and a great atmosphere. Very well kepted. I wouldn't hesitate to go again.. I was surprised to see so few visitors when we were there

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

You can't fail to be pensive walking in the area when you know just how horrific some of its history is. It's a no interesting place for a wander and their are tours available if you're not keen on DIY tourism.

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Bedford, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The scene of many shots for Schindlers List, the atmosphere is surprisingly young with lots of nice bars. We came across Hamas, an Israeli 'make hummus not war' eatery which was amazing. Well worth it. The cobbled streets in some parts add to the already evident history. The market on a Saturday morning in Place Nocu was small but combined... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Stunning area steeped in history fabulous restaurants and bars and everything close Within walking distance

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We attended a wedding in Kazimierz, and the family stayed at the Hotel Kazimierz and Hotel Kazimierz II. This is the best area of Krakow to stay in, it's a easy 15 min walk into the center, and you have history all around you. The former Jewish ghetto, has remade itself into a fantastic bohemian quarter with loads of restaurants,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Kazmierz is a must for any visitor to krakov.Something happened on nearly every corner during the war here

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Colchester
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A must see area of Krakow just to understand the wealth of history and opression faced by these people

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Tour led by Escape2Poland. Very knowledgeable guide allowed us to explore district at a steady pace and gave us massive insight into the history and culture.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Fantastic part of Krakow ! The sad history of the jews in this city during WWII. There is part of the Guetto wall still intact ,a square with a restaurant which was the 1st Schindler's Factory ,a still running Synagogue and a memorial to jews ! There is also a joyful part with nice cafes ,very interesting buildings and even... More 

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Chisinau, Moldova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Take a stroll through this area, there is a lot to see. Good restaurants, shops and a bunch of historical buildings

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