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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 - 2:15 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
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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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do it if you were close

it's a nice place and thing to see if you were around but not really a must, it ha a nice architecture

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bethlehem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

it's a nice place and thing to see if you were around but not really a must, it ha a nice architecture

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place full of history. One of the oldest universities in Europe. The museum guide gave us a lot of information concerning the deeds of its famous students and teachers. Beware not to miss the performance in the yard when the clock strikes every two hours.

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Waterford Works, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very impressed with this university. First of all, despite its age, when you are walking through the grounds, it feels like a university--it feels active and alive, not just old and moribund. Also, there is something really cool about walking through the school that Copernicus attended. This school is worth touring; its trove of ancient astronomical devices alone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was on of the highlights of our visit to Krakow, with much more in store than we expected. The guide was very informative and understandably proud of Poland's oldest and most distinguished place of learning. We saw Copernicus' study, some of the first globes of the world ever made, great collecion of scientific instruments, Chopin's piano, paintings by Jan... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting half-hour-long visit of the heart of the University led by a very competent and friendly guide which will bring you back to the time of Copernicus and other ancient luminaries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Need one say more than "Copernicus attended here". Well, so did Pope John Paul II. Don't miss this, it is a quick and free run through the courtyard, or pay for an inside tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our free walking tour guide was a PhD student at the university and we went to visit as part of our tour. We spent time in the lovely courtyard and he gave us some of the interesting history. This is one of the worlds oldest Universities and the second oldest in Central Europe

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amesing history of over 650 years Jagielonian University with many famous graduate like Nicolas Copernicuc

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 July 19, 2016

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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