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Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius

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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...more
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ul. Jagiellonska 15, Krakow 31-010, Poland
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+48 12 422 05 49
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Figuring out the tour times may be a bit of a challenge, since tours are in different languages, but the tour is well worth it. We chose the shorter tour, in English which was fine. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The university itself is...More

Thank Virgina C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poland's oldest university with many landmark buildings and international partnerships. The students have a courtyard where they’re able to eat meals, study, and socialize. Have been here multiple times and the students are friendly and share their knowledge of the history. This is a must...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Just visited exterior, to courtyard and surroundings. Elegance of columns and balcony added to ancient buildings. If you have any link with geography at all, do read the information boards outside, detailing how this subject was one of those targeted by the Nazis as dangerous...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2018

Sometimes referred to as "Copernicus College", after the astronomer who published a book in 1543 that caused a major shift in worldview from the earth being the center of the universe, to suggesting that the planets rotated about the sun. It's not too far from...More

Thank Gerald D
Reviewed August 6, 2018

we went here twice on two different free 'walkative' tours, and saw different aspects on each occasion we were told something of its history, and it is worth doing a little research before you go so that you also have some idea of its past...More

Thank Colin K
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We went for the polish tour (cirka 30 minutes) showing us thr exhibition parts of the university museum as well as Kopernicus related topics. It was interesting and our tour guide did a great job , but we had hoped to see a bit more...More

Thank Ewatte
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Incredible the age and scholars that have traveled its halls. The clock is a treat as well, so make sure that you are there on the hour.

Thank JrnyJunkie
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Collegium Maius is the oldest core of the Jagiellonian University, which itself is one of the oldest universities in Europe. So you certainly feel the shadow of centuries here. Still, it came across as connected to the present. This was in no small part thanks...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2018

Old buildings, where some famous students - like Kupernicus- used to study, hundreds years ago. The buildings are nicely decorated. The structure itself is intersting architecturely.

1  Thank Renana R
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Must visit , really educational, perfect performance from the clock. Nice additional exhibition in the building.

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Response from TheShis | Reviewed this property |
You can reserve a tour at the place itself.
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Response from Alan G | Reviewed this property |
I would also recommend doing the guided tour in English, it was very informative and the cost was minimal - just over £2 (and half price for me as a senior).