Jagiellonian University, Krakow

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Take a tour of the university's oldest building, Jagiellonian University, which features striking architecture and an array of furnished rooms to explore. The late-Gothic structure, which sits on a large courtyard, dates back to the 14th century and boasts an illustrious list of alumni, including the renowned Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. On your guided tour, you'll learn about one of Europe's oldest universities and discover interesting artifacts, including medieval scientific instruments, valuable paintings, and the 16th century Jagiellonian globe. Those who want to purchase a souvenir from the gift store should bring cash along, as credit cards are not accepted. Add Jagiellonian University and other attractions to your Krakow trip itinerary using our Krakow travel itinerary maker.
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Krakow ranks among one of Europe's increasingly popular tourist destinations, which is reflected in the rising costs of comfortable lodgings. The best hotels are concentrated in and around the historical old town, where five-star luxury comes at a very steep price. Old town hotels place you just steps from fine shops and restaurants, as well as the city's main museums and galleries. However, if your trip involves a tight budget, avoid the central district and check out mid-range hotels and economical hostels in one of the outlying neighborhoods.
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  • A must to visit and listen to the history of this place. Our guide was excellent and informed us of the history and events that happened.  more »
  • This place is so important in the Polish history. It has many famous alumni which have given incredible contributions to Poland as also mankind as a whole. With great minds, it pushes the development ...  more »
  • The Jagellonian university is one of the oldest in Central Europe and its Collegium Maius is splendid, so it is definitely worth visiting. Book the ticket in advance, as they tend to be sold out, espe...  more »
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  • Was the center for World Mining Congress venue in 7-12 Sept, 2008. Good location and infrastructure.
  • The famous university, there Nicolaus Copernicus worked
  • Not very special tourist destination, but quite nice place
  • Interesting place to take a tour with a lot of history.
  • It's amazing place at the center of City. There are no much of tourists here, but you must to go here to catch noon (when clocks play classical music). Also please look into university garden near by.