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Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius
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Krakow Old Town Walking Tour
Ranked #21 of 318 things to do in Krakow
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Copernicus and John Paul II studied here, its a very beautiful place that makes me feel very small.
Please don't miss this place.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I wouldn't put this at the top of the list to see, but as you walk around town, DO walk into the courtyard of this university. It's one of the first buildings of Jagiellonian University (one of the oldest universities in East Europe) and has such a rich history to it.

The tour guide was great! She was enthusiastic and more than willing to answer whatever questions you may have about the place. She'll even tell you quirky little tales about the students back then, and a little history about the place and how it got its name. It won't take you more than 30 minutes, but it's time well spent.

You will get a glimpse of life as a student at the Collegium back in the 14th century, and you will also see displays from Olympics medals to Copernicus' instruments. Definitely worth visiting. Bring your camera with you, if you're the kind who would love to take photos in it.

Thank Dzyng
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Enter the Collegium through a tiny, seemingless door, and get struck by the marvelous inside courtyard. This is free and worht a sight.
The inside is the actually still in use representative historic university building. Knowing that the Jagiellonian University was the first university north of the Alps, this makes the Collegium a real symboolic place in Europe. Copernicus studied (or taught?) here. The halls are wonderful and filled with stories.

Thank FredericPlasson
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

If you want to visit a 14c university with cabinets full of things ancient and modern, from royal regalia to Olympic medals, don't miss the 30 minute tour in English. Copernicus's own records and instruments.

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

A great place to visit on a rainy day! There was a tour in English at 11am, just after we saw the clock perform. We were the only members of the group so enjoyed a personal tour by an enthusiastic guide. Recommended.

Thank GruffandMeri
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