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Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki)

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Address: al. Jerzego Waszyngtona 1, Krakow 30-204, Poland
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012 425-11-16
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Erected by Cracovians in memory of Polish national leader Tadeusz...

Erected by Cracovians in memory of Polish national leader Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a serpentine path leads to the top, approximately 326 meters (1,070 feet) above sea level, with a panoramic view of the Vistula River and the city.

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Walked here from the old square and via the Vistula, 22 zloty to get in. Great views from the top and museum with loads of facts. Something out of the ordinary, quirky.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
neilpaddon
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked here from the old square and via the Vistula, 22 zloty to get in. Great views from the top and museum with loads of facts. Something out of the ordinary, quirky.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here as part of a tour. We walked 1/2 way up and was able to see the skyline and more (though the view was hampered by heavy smog that is prevelant in the winter months). The only thing I will say is there is no handrail as you walk up and down, so if you are afraid of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

It was a hike to here from downtown Krakow, but a beautiful walk through a shady park, through some neighborhoods and up a steep, winding hill. Awesome view and interesting history.

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Lisburn
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I visited this Mound as part of a Trabant Tour to the old "ex-communist" part of Krakow. It had been snowing the day before and the cobblestones on the path leading to the top were icy and had a sprinkling of snow. It's a fairly easy circular climb - but there were NO HANDRAILS (as would normally be present in... More 

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Thank Robert W
Pasadena
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This mound was built as a memorial to General Kosciusko who fought for Polish independence in the 1790s. He also led the planning for the defense of a number of key forts in the Revolutionary War in the US from 1776-1778. I live in Los Angeles and a very small street, but one that is much trafficked downtown is named... More 

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Ashdod, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

It certainly worth the visit and learn about the fantastic story of Kosciuszko. Nice place to walk around and a fantastic view of Krakow from the top.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Koscuiszko's Mound is one of 4 (or 5?) Mounds around Krakow, and is well worth the walk to the top for stunning views of Krakow & the surrounding area, including the Tatra Mountains in the distance. If you walk to the tram stop (or catch a tram) to Salwator, then walk up the hill. Near the bottom on the left... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The walk from the city center and up through the forest to the mound on an early October morning was a peaceful, adventurous hike. The view at the top was awesome and rewarding. I will definitely remember and treasure this day of my trip for a long time!

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Top of a mound offers spectacular views over city of Krakow and if weather permits, way beyond. Hike is rather easy, would suit everyone. There is entry fee of 12 PLN. Overall, Good outdoor activity while in Krakow.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had a free day so we decided to take the bus to the mound. I think we approached from the back side of the mound. It's fairly cheap to visit, though the cashier wanted exact change, so we had to do some digging. The views were nice. There is no railing around the path on the way up the... More 

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