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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
Stare Miasto
+48 12 422 05 49
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Reviewed January 1, 2012

Would highly recommend the short tour of the university if you want to learn more about Polish history (you have to ask questions but the guide was very knowledgeable) but want it to be kept short and sweet. World's first globe featuring America (in a...More

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Reviewed December 18, 2011

The short tour takes you around the historic and beautiful rooms of the university showing you the Library, Dining Room, Treasury and one of the original Lecture Halls. The guide (presumably a student) was knowledgeable and had a sense of humour! The collection of artefacts...More

4  Thank CalBristol
Reviewed December 11, 2011

We happened upon this courtyard entrance by accident, but decided to take the guided tour and stay on to see the clock. Our guide was interesting and witty and she made our time there feel extremely well spent. The ticket price is so modest it...More

2  Thank travellingManc_8
Reviewed November 29, 2011

Second oldest university in Europe, wortwhile to visit to see where Copernicus worked.

1  Thank jkkras
Reviewed November 28, 2011

Fantastic - if you are interested in old books and the foundations of Western learning. Copernicus worked here.

Thank wawawayne
Reviewed November 25, 2011

This is one of the many colleges spread round the old town and perhaps the most interesting. It is worth visiting even if only to peep in the courtyard, but there is more to see.

1  Thank Arthur F
Reviewed October 22, 2011

We took a tour in English and it was really excellent and interesting, only takes about an hour and well worth it. time it so that when you come out you get to see the clock chiming and figures going round.

1  Thank TheLight
Reviewed October 19, 2011

Not to be missed, one great courtyard with statues and astronomical instruments associated with Kopernicus, the other courtyard has on old well and a lovely clock. At certain times of the day the automitan clock displays a parade of figures. For a small fee you...More

1  Thank LizMarcWirralEngland
Reviewed August 30, 2010

Hidden romantic gem of Krakow. Looked beautiful in the guidebooks but when we reached it it was all wrapped up with scaffoldings. What a pity - looked very impressive though! The museum is fun and quick 45 min. Guide speaks good English and makes funny...More

Thank contiki77
Reviewed November 21, 2009

The old university is one site that brings the longevity of Polish culture and intellectual history to the forefront. The West has forgotten what a considerable European power Poland used to be, before the Tsar of Russia, the Russian revolutionary communists, the Nazis and the...More

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Response from TheShis | Reviewed this property |
You can reserve a tour at the place itself.
May 2, 2016|
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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).