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Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius

ul. Jagiellonska 15, Krakow 31-010, Poland
+48 12 422 05 49
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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 Maius is the oldest surviving building of the university.
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ul. Jagiellonska 15, Krakow 31-010, Poland
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Reviewed September 25, 2015

Amazing buildings and a lovely courtyard where the clock plays on the hour at ?11.00 a.m. 3.00 p.m. And 5.00 p.m.

1  Thank John G
Reviewed September 22, 2015

This was one of the most beautiful monuments of old time. A quick stop by our buggy driver to explain to us the history of the same. Beautiful architecture.

1  Thank 555RedRo
Reviewed September 20, 2015

Well worth a visit. Lots of history, including Copernicus. Nice library, good presentation of the university's history, a guide recommended.

Thank Alf Morten G
Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Since all these cemturies later, there are still so many people trying to silence reason and put superstition in its place, I think it is important to remember one of the main guys who got it all started. Take the English tour - and of...More

Thank Charming_Karl
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Situated within the old town, this place should not be missed. This is one of the most important universities in Europe and has wonderful well preserved architecture. There is a museum which is worth visitng and there are plenty of cheap cafes and restaurants around...More

Thank PFirst123
Reviewed September 6, 2015

It is only possible to visit the Collegium Maius with a guided tour. It is not always possible to obtain tickets without reservation. Especially the English tour is popular. We made a telephonic reservation just on our name and that worked perfectly. For the English...More

1  Thank Charl0tte01
Reviewed September 3, 2015

Beautiful architecture. First university (minus one college) in Europe. Excellent restauration. First class concerts in the open courtyard

Thank ilonayo
Reviewed August 15, 2015

This part of Krakow University is well worth a visit for everyone who is interested in history and science. The shorter guided tour in English (30 minutes) offers glimpses into the library, the dining hall and the former living quarters of the professors. A high-light...More

Thank Ralf T
Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great overview of Poland's oldest university's origins to the end of Communism, the faculty's organization and significant academic figures from Capernicus and the historical events that shaped the University over 600 years.

Thank Dennis-twincities
Reviewed August 14, 2015

So pretty and interesting!! You can get to know the place where Copérnico studied, a University with a beautiful but hard history. Besides, the building and the garden are just so pretty!

Thank Isadora L
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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).