Jewish District (Kazimierz), Krakow

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In Jewish District (Kazimierz), you'll see trendy cafes and upscale restaurants next to old synagogues and renovated churches. The district was founded in 1335 by King Casimir III on the former island in the middle of the Vistula River. As World War II approached, the area attracted Jews fleeing Krakow due to anti-Semitism. By the 1930s, the area had several dozen synagogues. Although most of these historic buildings disappeared during and after World War II, you can still visit ten active temples, including one located inside the country's oldest building. Check online for special events and maps showing major attractions in the district. Put Jewish District (Kazimierz) into our Krakow trip itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • To have lived there, that cartier is just true! Many students reside, and these streets are much frequented by tourists. However, this neighborhood keeps Polish truth because you can find at flea markets and many stores of type second-hand or thrift stores. Kazimierz is also a party place concentrated around plac nowy or you will find the best Zapienkanka of Poland! a lot of bars and different moods. The place should not be missed!
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  • This was a wonderful area, with fantastic small bars, evocative of a different time. Thoroughly enjoyed our weekend here 
  • Time stopped here. Superb casseroles on the market. Close to the Vistula and a footbridge on the Podgórze. Great place for a stroll
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