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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  • Wolnica square is famous district of Kazimierz (ice-cream and other kind of food, shops). Many restaurants in the area of various kinds and price tag. There are the Jewish kitchen. Shops, souvenir shops, hotels ... A typical old town area. To Wawel castle can be reached on foot from here. In General, the old town in Krakow is compact enough.
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  • In the main street where they begin every tour there is a sign where program you a tour, my partner and I did this, they are many visited synagogues, but the most impressive thing was the old Jewish cemetery, a creepy place, shrinks the heart.
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  • Along the River from Wawel Castle, and I entered the neighborhood of narrow streets and squares, churches and synagogues, Kazimiers with the Saturday market in the square, where you can eat something in the kiosks. Great hike if you enjoy walking there is so much to see. Restaurants with tables in the square in front of the old synagogue with a sunny day, creating a unique atmosphere. to see this neighborhood
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