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“One of the most moving places I have ever visited.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jewish District (Kazimierz)

Jewish District (Kazimierz)
Szeroka 24, Krakow 30-527, Poland
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Segway Tour of the Jewish Quarter in Krakow
Ranked #14 of 197 things to do in Krakow
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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.
York, UK
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“One of the most moving places I have ever visited.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Kazimierz made me feel a whole range of emotions. It is gut wrenchingly sad walking through the former Jewish area and coming to terms with the fact that all the Jews who lived there were murdered. It is like a trip in to the past. Many of the buildings remain just as they were before the war and I could picture the people who lived there. However, Kazimierz is also bursting with life, it has a range of fabulous bohemian cafes and bars and it radiates charm and a certain quirkiness. I think it's a totally unique area and it instigates a mixture of great sadness and hopefulness at the same time. The area is undoubtedly springing to life and prospering but I think there is a need to retain it's character as a memorial to all those who lived here.

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“Jewish district”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The Jewish district was very interesting. We visited a synagogue and Jewish graveyard. Some lovely little shops, cafes and bars in this area that are well worth a visit.

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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Just returned from a second visit to Krakow. I love the atmosphere in the Jewish district, there are some lovely restaurants and cafes and lots of history. It is a must to visit.

Visited November 2013
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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“Pretty enough place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I enjoyed my Free walking tour around this place ... but the area itself is nothing really special ... you could see it all in a few hours .. nice places to eat and have coffee but i would not be rushing back to see it again .. but for a one day experience it was quite good ...

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“Depressing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We weren't too impressed with Kazimierz. For Jewish tourists it may contain memories of a past Jewish community, but we just didn't connect with what is a fairly run down area of the city. Check it out, but there's a lot more of interest in Krakow.

Visited October 2013
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