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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  • It would be a real shame to miss out on visiting the Jewish quarter. It has a different vibe to the Old Town, and has a fantastic street food area (especially Andrus' pulled pork sandwich bar), and Go...  more »
  • Nice area for a walk with a lot of small and nice cafes and restaurants.. it's nice as it has it' s soul... somerhing different rhan in the old rown of Krakow  more »
  • This neighborhood is definitely to be seen. Full of history, but now with nice streets, restaurants and bars. You can find great food, and the atmosphere is great.  more »

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Krakow ranks among one of Europe's increasingly popular tourist destinations, which is reflected in the rising costs of comfortable lodgings. The best hotels are concentrated in and around the historical old town, where five-star luxury comes at a very steep price. Old town hotels place you just steps from fine shops and restaurants, as well as the city's main museums and galleries. However, if your trip involves a tight budget, avoid the central district and check out mid-range hotels and economical hostels in one of the outlying neighborhoods.
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