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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Krakow vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Visitors, at least, will not have to pass an exam to visit this beautiful university campus, one of the oldest and most respected in the world. We were only able to view the impressive exterior, due t...  more »
  • There's a good exhibition to be seen (advance reservation advisable) but you can go into the courtyard for free to admire some lovely gothic architecture, have a coffee at their cafe, and even make us...  more »
  • We went on a Saturday and it was free entry. Understand that guided tours are available during the week which would add more value to a visit. It is a small museum but worth visiting. Focus on Coperni...  more »
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  • Nice building, the courtyard is worth much. There is a clock every two hours playing a Symphony and out wood figures
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