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Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Just visited exterior, to courtyard and surroundings. Elegance of columns and balcony added to ancient buildings. If you have any link with geography at all, do read the information boards outside, detailing how this subject was one of those targeted by the Nazis as dangerous in an occupied country, and they sent many geographers to the death camps. Academics continued their work where they could, in secret. More heroes in an heroic land.

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Reviewed August 11, 2018

Sometimes referred to as "Copernicus College", after the astronomer who published a book in 1543 that caused a major shift in worldview from the earth being the center of the universe, to suggesting that the planets rotated about the sun. It's not too far from the center of old town to walk. See the courtyard and statue of Copernicus in the garden outside.

Thank Gerald D
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

we went here twice on two different free 'walkative' tours, and saw different aspects on each occasion
we were told something of its history, and it is worth doing a little research before you go so that you also have some idea of its past
Th university clock has moving figures. We saw it at 1100. fragments of court music play as the various figures emerge. Each is identifiable, original mechanism from 1465 but renovated several time, last in 2000
university gardens are a pleasant shady place to take a few minutes
It is a really old university, Copernicus was here as was Pope John Paul amongst some of its famous students

Thank Colin K
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We went for the polish tour (cirka 30 minutes) showing us thr exhibition parts of the university museum as well as Kopernicus related topics. It was interesting and our tour guide did a great job , but we had hoped to see a bit more and the library was undergoing renovations. The tour ended with the 3 o'clock glockspiel.

Thank Ewatte
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

Incredible the age and scholars that have traveled its halls. The clock is a treat as well, so make sure that you are there on the hour.

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