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“i want to go to school there” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius

Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius
Jagiellonska 15, Krakow 31-010, Poland (Stare Miasto)
48 12 422 05 49
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Ranked #11 of 139 Attractions in Krakow
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: First founded in 1364, this integral part of Krakow life has many distinguished alumni including distinguished Polish intellectuals, political leaders and well-known international figures like Nicolaus Copernicus and Pope John Paul II. The Collegium Maius is the oldest surviving building of the university.
New Jersey
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“i want to go to school there”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

we only saw a small part of the university, but it was quite beautiful and interesting. we were shown through 4 or 5 rooms that encircled the main courtyard where there were various artifacts, furniture and decor that was several hundred years old. our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and his English was very good. the tour lasted less than an hour but we enjoyed it. we watched the moving clock that rang just as we left the last room.

Visited August 2013
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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“From Copernicus to Neil Armstrong”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

From a historical perspective, very interesting. Our guide was informative and had a great sense of humor. His English was a bit hard to understand but his jokes made up for any difficulty we had.

Visited August 2013
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Edison, New Jersey
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“Poland Academic History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Collegium Maius is the place where the most important and historical chambers of the Jagiellonian University are located. If you visit Collegium Maius, you will undoubtedly find the square it is located on very beautiful. Sometimes during the week (Tuesdays) you can enter Collegium Maius for free, but even if you cannot the tickets are not very expensive. I highly recommend going on a tour so that you understand what happened in those rooms and how the University was founded. The rooms and location itself do not do justice to this beautiful history behind it. You can also see an Oscar and other awards that were donated to the Jagiellonian by various artists and writers. If you are in Poland, this is a must-see!

Visited July 2013
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Definitely worth a visit. Free entry on a Tuesday. Didn't take long to walk around, but very interesting.

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Collegium Maius was very beautiful, and I would definitely go back if I found myself in Krakow another time! The historic tour was very nice, and the rooms within the University was really quite beautiful, they have got the oldest globe in the world, and a lot of other really cool historical items, including an academy award as well as old tools used by Nicolaus Copernicus!

Visited August 2013
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