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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 February 9, 2018

Chose to take the long one hour tour just 16zl. For most of thr tour there was just myself and my partner as those that take the short tour leave at the halfwaypoint and miss many of the most significant parts of the museum. The...More

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

One of the greatest minds that ever lived studied here, Nicholas Copernicus- mathematician, doctor, scholar. Copernicus saw the contradictions in the old way that people understood our solar system and developed the view that the planets, including our Earth, orbit the sun.You can see a...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

I wasn't impressed, but in comparison other european campuses, it's one of the top in terms of student vibe and history feeling.

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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Dont mis the guided tour inside of the old building! It is worth knowing about the history of this university. Awful what the nazis did with professors and intelectuals.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

If you want to feel and see what you usually watch on American movies, the large campus with green surroundings: check out the Jagiellonian University. Amazing atmosphere.

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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

It's impressive building with alot od golden decorations on windows. You can freely walk through balconies. You should visit it :)

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

We visited Collegium Maius, the oldest remaining building of Jagellonian University. We roamed around the courtyard where famous people like Copernicus and John Paul II once studied.

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed January 5, 2018

I visited the Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius in December 2017. It is important to know that you can only take tours during weekdays from Monday to Friday, most of the tours are in Polish with a few tours given in English, and it closes...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

Unfortunately we came just about 15 minutes before the museum and library closed so we did watch a programme about the main attractions running on TV screen placed in one corner of the arcade courtyard. Nevertheless we got an image what is there. Definitely will...More

Thank EvaT1574
Reviewed December 18, 2017

It's free to look at the beautiful and ancient courtyard, but it's also well worth paying to take the guided tour to see inside. Past students include Copernicus and Pope John Paul II (who also taught here), so you are walking in famous footsteps. The...More

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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).