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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
10:00 am - 3:15 pm
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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

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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Beautiful and historic!

Be sure to visit, even if you only have time for a quick stroll to gaze upon some of the beautiful buildings. Built in the 12th century, it's one of the oldest universities in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Therese H
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in a small tour group when I saw the university. We stood in the courtyard and admired the architecture of the building. We were in time to experience the clock chiming. This university graduated Copernicus, so I felt like I was among elites to walk the walks. All was not well with the school. In November of 1939,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to visit, even if you only have time for a quick stroll to gaze upon some of the beautiful buildings. Built in the 12th century, it's one of the oldest universities in the world!

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Wels, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the oldest unniversity and with a remarkable history assosiated with it. Worth a visit as it is near to the main square!

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Holon, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit place is very nice and not long, The university is located right in the city center. The place is very beautiful and interesting. Copernicus studied at this university and has a room dedicated to him. It is recommended to do a tour with a guide

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although you can view the outside and the courtyard for free - and that is definitely worth it - the guided tour is amazing. You are allowed to take photos, and the objects on display date back to the eleventh century. The furnishings and rooms are still used today for functions and meetings, and still look like they did centuries... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So romantic my boyfriend finally proposed to me here because I said it was a bit Harry Potter! It's a beautiful and unique building and garden, absolutely worth a visit.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

THIS is a must see while in Krakow, we did this as part of our " FREE " walking tour, dropped in here for half an hour as a café stop, very nice feel about the whole place & good coffee in the cellar café.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a unique experience to be inside this venerable university. Totally fascinating to sit at century-old tables for our conference. The room where we sat had been the classroom for many Polish literary greats.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

As we were staying near the wonderful Jageillonian University we passed this outstanding learning environment every day . It's a wonderful building that is most certainly well worth checking out. We have visited here on a few holidays to this most gorgeous of cities and although on this holiday we didn't do a tour we have in the past .... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

The Collegium Maius, now mostly a museum, is teeming with interesting exhibits. The full tour is offered in English only once a day (at 1:00 pm when we visited) and includes fascinating rooms, lecture hall, art, and scientific instruments. Our guide was was excellent, too.

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