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Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius

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Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
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Address: ul. Jagiellonska 15, Krakow 31-010, Poland
Phone Number: 48 12 422 05 49
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10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 2:15 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 3:15 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 2:15 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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First founded in 1364, this integral part of Krakow life has many...

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.

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A piece of history, short visit

An important historical place, a piece of science and culture history. Very close to the main old town square. A peaceful place - old building with nice garden and years of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An important historical place, a piece of science and culture history. Very close to the main old town square. A peaceful place - old building with nice garden and years of education...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really beautiful hidden gem of Krakow, it is really amazing to walk around those historic rooms, see a real Oscar, Nobel Prise, also beautiful so called older treasure, and a replica of Copernicus' globe. Such a beautiful place! And tour guides are really helpful and kind explaining everything nicely and answering all of our questions (some guides... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

like it very much, great climate. place where you feel like in medieval ages. good for stop in hot days

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If I would have to chose one place and one place only from all Krakow, this is the one I would chose. It is amazing to walk where once Copernicus walked, plus the museum they have and shows achievements of polish people is great. Not to mention the library! Amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting Uni with a amazing history. The tour was superb and the guide very informative. It gave a great inside on how the Uni was founded and how the people of Poland valued the education.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Collegium Maius is Latin for great college The courtyard which was rebuilt in the 15th century is the second oldest part of the University is free to visit and is a quiet relaxing spot with a coffee shop to relax and collect ones thoughts. You can also see a performance with the clock with a procession of kings and university... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is always wonderful when Education is respected in a culture. This University is evidence to the importance the Nobility put on education is early Polish History. People like Copernicus studied here. Justifiably a reason to be proud of its history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just popped in to see the 13th century courtyard (free and very impressive). What a lovely setting to sit in the shade for a moment, reminded me of Harry Potter's Hogwarts! Go at 11, 1 or 3 if you can to see the clock's figures come out of the doors underneath.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are parts of the college that you have to pay to see, but the courtyard is free and there you can see the clock with its procession of university figures. I know it happens at 15:00 and 17:00. Lasts 3 minutes with musical accompaniment. You can also wander around the Professors' garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What was interesting was the guide tour of the university. Some very illustrious people were students in this place. Kopernikus amongst others... The short tour ( by a very enthusiastic and humorous young lady) gave an insight into the former educational system. By all accounts Polish people are very proud of their education, hence, the learning institutions receive support and... More 

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