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Kazmierz The Former Jewish District
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Krakow Street Food Walking Tour
Ranked #28 of 320 things to do in Krakow
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Sizable Jewish population of Krakow moved to this district at the end of the fifteenth century, which served as the main cultural center of the Polish Jewry for centuries.
Reviewed October 25, 2012

The area of the former Jewish quarter, a little neglected but every year I can see improvements. Numerous synagogues (Temple, High, Wollf, Kupa, Remuh), Old and New Cementery, beautiful squares, good clubs and restaurants. If you go there in the end of June/ beginning of July, the Festival of Jewish Culture takes place every year starting with cantorial concert and Temple and enting with an open-air concert at Szeroka Street. Shalom at Szeroka!

Thank Katarzyna B
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"interesting area"
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"steeped in history"
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"schindler's list"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Having heard the name Krakow only in relation to Nazi atrocities I was delighted to find so much beauty and history still intact in the Jewish quarter. A mixture of Christian and Jewish history side by side featuring great architecture and interesting stories.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

I liked vry much to make a tour on this quarter, specially to see some of the place where Spilbert were shooting some cenes of the movie Schindler´s List. There´s some important places where the things happen, where the jewish were killed or for example, you can see the sauare where they made the control for them to enter in the gueto. It´s quite impressive to make a spin through this quarter. You can also see the jewish cemetery.

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Quirky, cool, artisan, and starting to be quite a buzz about this place, market squares and lively outside seating restaurants and bars, perfect for visiting most parts of Krakow, we loved it

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Don;t bother with guided tours. You don't need to trek round the Jewish old town in a group. Just get yourself a map - any tourist office in the centre of town will oblige - and walk. I would say it takes about 15-20 minutes from the Rynek (main square). There is so much to see and any of the numerous guide books will tell you about the sad history of this place. You will find there are stories about Poles being anti-semitic, some of them probably true, but then ask yourself why it was that there was such a large Jewish settlement in Poland, and unlike the Dutch or even the Danes there were no Polish volunteers in the SS. Poland actually has something to be proud of, and the preservation of this interesting area of the city is surely one of them. So visit the old synagogues. The museums are full of the equivalent of the kind of tat you find in some cathedrals to be honest, but take your time and go round slowly and round the central square are some pleasant places to eat.

Thank JanettaDavies
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