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“Incredible place right in the old town”

Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius
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Krakow Old Town Walking Tour
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Krakow Sightseeing Tour
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3-Hour Private Old Town Walking Tour Including Afternoon Tea at a Local Cafe
Ranked #21 of 310 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 June 3, 2014

The history of the student invasion, the cannon and the architecture make this a great place to visit right in the middle of old town.
Read it or go with a guide that could explain it to you!

Thank Fernando R
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

Tomas, our guide on one of the carts, brought us there. At first what we saw was the old courtyard but a couple of the many tour groups were all standing on the opposite wall. We turned just in time to see the clock open up with figures emerging. The guide didn't even know about this.

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Reviewed May 18, 2014

The university was celebrating its 650th anniversary when we were there. Strong sense of the history in a lovely quadrangle, interesting museum too.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed an extended English tour of this famous and historic university situated in central Krakow. It was a short walk from the main square. Upon entering the inner courtyard you are back in the 13th century. Touring the various room which are filled with all manner of items from the past centuries provided us with numerous moments of reflection on the present times. The time of the tour flew by and we soon found ourselves back in the courtyard ready to enjoy a coffee in the student cafe. It all was very worthwhile and memorable.

Thank Carl C
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

We saw some of Copernicus's instruments, lovely old, tiled stoves and some beautiful furniture. An enjoyable visit.

Thank Eva Julia T
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