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Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius

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Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
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Address: ul. Jagiellonska 15, Krakow 31-010, Poland
Phone Number:
+48 12 422 05 49
10:00 - 14:15
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Mon 10:00 - 14:15
Tue 10:00 - 15:15
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 14:15
Sat 10:00 - 14:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

First founded in 1364, this integral part of Krakow life has many...

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.

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breathing hisotry, old and recent

One appreciates the sensibilities of Polish intelligentsia in these walls, their pride and their historical pathos. On the one hand, the great ceremonial halls with their walls... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

One appreciates the sensibilities of Polish intelligentsia in these walls, their pride and their historical pathos. On the one hand, the great ceremonial halls with their walls covered with paintings of royalty and former university professors reflect a desire to display the scientific and cultural achievements of the past and their European character. Some of these carry traumatic memories, still... More 

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Wickford, Essex, UK
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had visited the quad courtyard during city walking tours on previous visits to Krakow. Whilst this is a visually attractive oasis of calm in a busy city, it is the rooms on the first floor which make this possibly one of the greatest attractions in Kracow. The architecture, furnishings and exhibits took my breath away. There are many reviews... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately it was no guided tour on the day we visit .but it's okay and well worth too just take pic .the environment so nice if not that much crowded. And you can watch the hourly coo coo clock as well. We just sitting and enjoy the architecture of the building for around 30 minutes and left.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The grand facade is the first aspect of this marvellous institution that came into view. It looked wonderful with the great brick and stone work. The courtyard is a terrific area, voluminous and with the impressive series of archways at ground level. The tour was most informative with an excellent guide. We viewed the notable research and investigations conducted in... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we were part of a walking tour which did not allow us time to go inside and explore the historic building further. However the courtyard and first-floor balcony are lovely sites to see. Lots of history. Definitely recommend visiting with a local who can tell you all about the building.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We located the square and noticed lots of interesting details as we travelled through the corridors. We found a nice coffee area downstairs to sit and have a quite half hour

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's easy to miss this - the oldest university building in Krakow and where Copernicus studied. The quad just off the street is readily accessible and a step back in time. But the real gem is to tour the rooms on the first floor. Check out the times for a tour in English. Access is free and no planning is... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the oldest universities in the world and the place where Nicolas Copernicus was educated. Unfortunately, the free tour around museum was not available during our stay as it was a public holiday, but all the accessible places are well worth a visit, including the gardens and main courtyard.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly we didn't have time to go into the museum part of the university. However the gardens and courtyard were beautiful with stunning architecture. Definitely worth a visit if you have the time.

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Pune, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're on your own, then there's not much to see. But if you have a guide then they can tell you about the history and its importance.

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