Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, Krakow

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In Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, 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 Kazmierz The Former Jewish District on your trip to Krakow, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is a pity that already Jews has not. For this you can see the hatred to them in the form of subtitles on the walls. Once I saw also hateful looks to tourists. No but now yes already sovereign builds his Roman Catholic country
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  • My partner and I did the tour through the Jewish quarter and it was an incredible experience. The synagogues, squares, memorials and even the bridge was very interesting thanks to our guide Diego. The truth is that it made us a summary of Jewish history and the very full quarter and advised us to places for a drink then we tested and we loved. I advise to visit fully civitatis page and if possible choose to Diego.
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  • Definitely my favorite area in Krakow. Full of cosy cafés, art, good cheap restaurants. We also lived in the area, and we took us easily and quickly on foot even to the more central parts of Krakow. An area with a lot of character and soul.
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