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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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  • Since Krakow (Cracow( was not bombed , the majority of houses and synagogues in the old jewish quarter from before the holocaust is there. There are many more or less authentic jewish restaurants, all...  more »
  • A rainy day in the Jewish quarter remembers you the films or novels detailing the sad time of the national socialism.
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  • Interesting area. Old and worn, but fascinating, fine buildings churches. Cosy restaurants so worth a visit. Located a short distance from the city centre, but leisurely stroll
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