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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  • Old jewish district with climate of 30ies XX century. Absolutely unique place and must see being in Kraków. Only 20 minutes from old town.  more »
  • One of my pet hates is people touting for my business, even more so if its food related. Menus were more expensive than just outside the quarter and people are diving on you left, right and centre...  more »
  • We wandered around the area for a few hours, without a real destination. We had read a lot of reviews that it was an interesting area full of hip bars and cool history. We stopped for a beer at a...  more »

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