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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  • We visited on a Saturday morning when entry was free so no guide but well worth seeing the old scientific instruments associated with Copernicus and the various rooms such as the Library, Treasury and...  more »
  • I’d say that this courtyard is definitely worth a look, just to appreciate where many famous people in history have studied. The best way to go about this in my opinion is to go on the walkative tour ...  more »
  • The Jagiellonian University complex is really nice, and is located in the center, if you do not have so much time you can visit only the beautiful outdoor courtyards (for free), otherwise there are also tours of the interior, with cost around To 3-4 €.
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