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Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius

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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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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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Jagiellonian University Library is with a visit

University is one of the oldest in Europe the garden the inner courtyard is very beautiful, it is in the historical part often within easy reach to Market square (walking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

University is one of the oldest in Europe the garden the inner courtyard is very beautiful, it is in the historical part often within easy reach to Market square (walking distance) To see that it still has students on the classrooms where Copernik studied is a unique experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can visit the courtyard of the University. At each hour is played the anthem of students " Gaudeamus igitur" and the persons in wood marched . You can also visit the Uniwersity inside -ticket 12 PLN (about 3 euros). The visit is obligatory with guide (free of charge). There is also a profesors' gardens. Nice and cosy atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Watch out for the pukers, and I don't mean drunk students!! what a fabulous place to go to university.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wasn't inside so my review is purely for the outer spaces of the college. I recommend visiting it as it is nice, but only if in neighborhood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If one can believe it, Copernicus studied at his university. Copernicus! We did not visit the museum, bit the courtyard, which is shown above, there is a large clock on the first floor level from which little porcelain or wooden noblemen characters appear daily at 11 am and, I believe, again at 2 pm (not sure about the afternoon time.).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building with great artwork. Home of many famous scolars like Coupernicus and pope Jean Paul the second. Every hour there is a presentation of the founders of the Collegium which is also nice to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully kept and preserved. The library and rooms are full of wonderful furniture, paintings, beautifully decorated and full of history. The Copernicus room was wonderful. We also got to see a Olympic gold medal, Oscar, Nobel prize for literature and Palm D'or all in the same cabinet, that's a once in a life time opportunity. It's very popular and you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Jagiellonian University being one of the oldest university in the world has much to offer in its historical beginning. The university is proud of the difficulty in forming itself and the turbulence it faced through the centuries. There are many notable alumni from this university but the most famous one must be Pope John Paul II. A visit to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The buildings were not open when we were there (check dates and times) but it was well worth stopping in and being where Copernicus had been a student. A beautiful historic place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on a bike tour just in time to hear about the history of the University and then see the clock come to life.

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