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Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki)

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Address: Aleja Waszyngtona 1, Krakow 30-204, Poland
Phone Number: 012 425-11-16
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Erected by Cracovians in memory of Polish national leader Tadeusz...
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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We walked from the main square in Krakow to Wawel Castle and then along the river to get to the mound. It was such a lovely walk, I highly recommend walking rather than getting a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We walked from the main square in Krakow to Wawel Castle and then along the river to get to the mound. It was such a lovely walk, I highly recommend walking rather than getting a tram or bus. It took us about an hour and it was not that strenuous. The mound itself is great and I could have sat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our Krakow trip, not just because of this unusual monument but the fact we visited it on a gloriously warm sunny day. It’s one of three mounds that are dotted around Krakow, but for me is undoubtedly the best of the bunch. Unlike the other two mounds this one is surrounded by a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A good view back to a distant centre and out into the surrounding countryside. The walk is uphill along a lovely tree lined street and tiring especially if walk back as well as we did but part of the walk can be alongside the river to break up the street pounding. There is a local bus up to the mound... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We came here as a stop off point. We wanted to climb to the top of the mound for the views and take some photos with our cameras, then maybe have a coffee in the coffee shop. Both of these were closed. I'm unsure if this was due to the weather (very windy) or due to the time of year.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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