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Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki)

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Address: Aleja Waszyngtona 1, Krakow 30-204, Poland
Phone Number: 012 425-11-16
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Erected by Cracovians in memory of Polish national leader Tadeusz...

Erected by Cracovians in memory of Polish national leader Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a serpentine path leads to the top, approximately 326 meters (1,070 feet) above sea level, with a panoramic view of the Vistula River and the city.

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Interesting and Beautiful

A stunning location to learn a lot about some interesting Polish history. Not a vast amount to do here, but if you're looking for a chilled out location - this is it! I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mykel E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A stunning location to learn a lot about some interesting Polish history. Not a vast amount to do here, but if you're looking for a chilled out location - this is it! I would defiantly recommend walking here via the river.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way back from the Wawel Castle, we decided to walk up to the Kosciuszko's Mound. Great views of the entire city of Krakow and the Wawel Castle. Make sure you wear sneakers/comfortable shoes as there's a lot of walking and the ground is cobble stoned and uneven in many places. It's a very enjoyable visit especially in good... More 

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Thank warch1
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there after New Year's Eve, because we wanted to spend the first day of the year with a relaxing activity. Kosciuszko's Mound was an excellent choice. The view was not so good though, since we could see only a layer of smog above the city. Anyway, we had fun.

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Thank Kolumban_Almos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We could service this from wawel castle abd decided to come here. The cafe was closed. I think there was a Museum we didn't go in there. We went to tye mound whuch was steep cobbled and narrow to walk up. There's no railings so he aware. The view at the top is panoramic and beautiful. WR caught a taxi... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Only positive thing about this place is the exhibitions and great view from hill top. Extremely unfriendly and inadequate staff. Girls at cash desks are talking with their friends via telephone and not paying attention to guests and cashier for hill entrance was extremely rude just because we didn't have exact money(6 Zlots=1,5 EUR) although he had the change in... More 

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Thank Kaspars V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

I first thought it was a mote and Bailey, though it is just a mound built in modern times to rennet someone (who I can't remember). Worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I took the scenic route from the city centre, along the river, a walk of about 50 minutes. Expecting no more than a jaunt to the top of the mound, I was pleasantly surprised to find there is a very interesting museum at its base, which tells the story of the mound's origins as a 19th century fortress. The waxwork... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Took a cab to the mound, but it appears bus 100/101 takes you straight from the congress center. They are renovating the cafe, so there is no toilet on the premises at the moment. Not very convenient, althought there is a toilet past the exit in the restaurant. View is fine, but a bit far away for detailed pictures.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

From Wawel castle walk west along the north bank of the river to Salwator (can also be reached by tram) and then follow a delightful tree lined avenue up to the Mound. Finding the entrance is a challenge but once inside the climb to the top is easy. An excellent view across the city is your reward.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

This little gem is great it looks nothing to be scared of but as you set off up the width of the path along with the weird feeling you get as you walk around it as you can only see a few metres in front of you before you lose sight of it makes you feel uneasy....my missus got about... More 

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