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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  • Cozy Bohemian quarter to wander around for a few hours. Fun shopping, fine crafts on the market spatula, cozy cafes with calm and relaxed atmosphere. Trendy, intellectually, bohemian, Fairtrade, relaxing, welcoming, tasty!
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  • We visited this neighborhood twice, the first time with our dear guide Antonio and then independently because this place ooses history from all angles and it is really evocative to walk to a place where we all know what happened between 1938 and 1945. After seeing Spielberg's film, it will surely have an effect walking through these streets. We highly recommend a nice visit to this district of Krakow city! Beautiful.
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  • Very good choice than to stay in this area! There is the tram and the historic heart is quickly accessible on foot. Bcp restaurants and bar.
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