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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 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.

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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.

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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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Reviewed April 24, 2018

This is a lovely (and rather popular) courtyard in Krakow university. While there's not that much to do in the courtyard, its still worth a visit, as the architecture is lovely.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a deeper insight by 1 hour and 15 minutes. It was very informative. First 30 minutes is about social life of the university leaders and another part of the visit was dedicated to achievments of famous students such as Copernicus. The visit was...More

1  Thank Václav V
Reviewed March 27, 2018

Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius is an attractive building.Worth a visit. Located at Ul. Jagiellonska 15.

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Took the shorter 40-minute tour around the different rooms. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I found it interesting to hear about the history of the University of Krakow, the students and the professors. Glad we paid to get to see these rooms, exhibitions...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

This University located in the Old Town has alot of history best to do the free Walking tour of the old town to hear the stories about the University.

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

1380 ! built for the second time already !! (1360 built somewhere else) you feel all over krakow that it is a university town. around the corner check the chimera restaurant downstairs very special !

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April 24, 2018|
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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).