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Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki)

Address: Aleja Waszyngtona 1, Krakow 30-204, Poland
Phone Number: 012 425-11-16
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Ranked #55 of 232 things to do in Krakow
Type: Monuments & statues, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Erected by Cracovians in memory of Polish national leader Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a serpentine path...
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Type: Monuments & statues, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: Erected by Cracovians in memory of Polish national leader Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a serpentine path leads to the top, approximately 326 meters (1,070 feet) above sea level, with a panoramic view of the Vistula River and the city.

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Krakow, Poland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If you come here on a clear day then there is not better place to get a beautiful view over the city.

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bristol
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25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I travelled here using the excellent tram system that they have in Krakow.Tip.Buy a day ticket, its worth it and doesnt take long to get your moneys worth.The tram deposits you at a terminus and then its a slow steady walk up to the mound.On a warm sunny day,the walk is very pleasant. On reaching the summit you get an... More 

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Glasgow
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

To get a feel for the size and geography of the area, this is a must. It is a good walk from the centre of Krakow to the Mound however it is a beautiful one. If you cannot manage the walk, vehicular access is available so far up. There is a short ascent to the summit, upon payment - not... More 

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Harefield England
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14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We visited this beautiful place quite by chance on a cold January day and climbed the mound that was covered in snow. The whole area is surrounded by woods but the views of Kraków are amazing from the summit. The history of the mound and the story of the Polish hero Tadeus Kosciuszki is astonishing as the people of Kraków... More 

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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The place has history and the amazing view for Krakow if the weather is ok. Its nice to go there during the sunny day. Be careful going up the hill.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Took the tram (15 mins from Old Town) to Salwater, then walked up to the Mound, cost is not a lot, views are amazing, you can pick out two mounds, one being Krakus Mound (free) from here. There are four in total. well looked after.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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64 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I went here one day when it was pretty hot, from my hotel near Wawel, a good decent 45minute walk to the mount from there. The cost in is cheap, and worth it for the panoramic views all around the city. You can see the city centre and Wawel in the distance too. Ideal to get away from the town... More 

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Solothurn, Switzerland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a symbolic mound dedicated to Polish national hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko (he's not interred there - the body reposes in a sarcophagus in Wawel Cathedral's crypt) raised by a collective effort of Krakow's citizens in the 1820s. If you're even remotely interested in Kosciuszko (and he's a fascinating historical figure, considered a United States hero as well), this is... More 

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BRIGHTON
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17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is my second visit here. From Krakow centre, take Number 2 tram to Salwator, and then change to Number 100 bus which takes you to the mound. 1 bus per hour at 10 min past the hour Journey time in total about 45 min. The view across Krakow is sensational, a wax museum is also on site for no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We got tram #2 west to Salwator, the end of the line, and then walked about 20-30 minutes along Al. Waszyngtona, past the cemetery (Cmentarz Na Salwatorze), and as far as the mound. As others have mentioned, there is a bus that goes that way, but we enjoyed walking through this leafy residential area. We nodded and smiled at joggers... More 

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