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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  • This area was rediscovered thanks to the movie called the Schindler's List (1993). Many kosher restaurants, typical Jew shops and old synagoga is worth visiting.  more »
  • We were pretty disappointed by the Jewish quarter. Houses deserve a big facelift. Damage cars the architecture can guess pretty but it gives the impression d be left out. ....
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  • Maciek our guide for a tour of Kazimierz was Magic!!! We walked and learnt theJewish history of Krakow in over two hours. The area is steeped in history and Maciek was both informative and engaging in...  more »