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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  • After visiting Schindler's Factory, this was our next stop which became even more interesting. The district is very well kept and it has a lot of attractive restaurants and shops, all of which our exc...  more »
  • Walked here as read the other reviews about the vibrancy and how wonderful it was full of cafes and restaurants but was very disappointed. Okay it was Sunday but no one about and certainly none of the...  more »
  • As the guide books say, there is nothing 'spectacular' in Kazimierz. It is all rather 'modest'. Still it has a nice atmosphere, pretty tiny shops with interesting local art, and definitely great resta...  more »