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. Use our Krakow trip builder website to visit Jewish District (Kazimierz) on your trip to Krakow, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Neighborhood that keeps small traces of the past, having been destroyed by the Germans. For memory, not to forget. It was the neighborhood location of the film "Schindler's List". Beautiful Christian churches, synagogues are the place of Jewish worship and the characteristic Novy Plaz is the popular heart ...
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  • It is a very small area with 4 synagogues, I recommend not to go on Saturday because it is their day of rest. I recommend making the guided tour at the Remuh Synagogue
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  • Okay to visit it if spare you half-day in Krakow (which you will be leftovers, because of truth that the city has so much to see as they say). It has small pleasant terraces, alleys, evocative, and can bring you to visit the factory of Oskar Schlinder (from the list) or the Jewish, although nothing like the Prague cemetery. It is worth visiting the old synagogue, which is a Museum of Judaism (free for teachers and journalists).
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