Jewish District (Kazimierz), Krakow

Categories: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 4,800+ reviews on the web
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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  • Loved this area. Was very authentic. A little run down but you could really imagine what it was like for the Jews during the war. Behind some of the small doors, lie warm, inviting cafes. Would defini...  read more »
  • The Jewish District is not very attractive or interesting overall. The general atmosphere is down at heel. There are a few nice restaurants such as Kuchina Doroty and a little kosher cafe on the squar...  read more »
  • There are many stories and buildings that depict the hard years of the Polish Jews. It is worth st visit when you are in Krakow
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