Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius, Krakow

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Take a tour of the university's oldest building, Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius, 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 - Collegium Maius and other attractions to your Krakow trip itinerary using our Krakow travel itinerary maker.
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  • You can enter the courtyard for free - worth it for the architecture. There is a clock which plays music and moving figures every 2 hours which is worth a look. Toilets and a cafe here too. You have t...  more »
  • Frankly we do not know much on the college, but attracted by the old buildings. When we were there it was raining hard, just have a short tour of the college. If you like the history of the college, y...  more »
  • The university is located right in the city center. The place is very beautiful and interesting. Copernicus studied at this university and has a room dedicated to him. It is recommended to do a tour w...  more »