Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki), Krakow

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Sitting atop a natural hill at 326 m (1,070 ft) above sea level, Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki) stands as an architectural marvel that was erected in 1823 to commemorate Polish national leader Tadeusz Kościuszko. The man-made mound was modelled off the natural mounds in Krak and Wanda, and has both the Founding Act encapsulated in a glass and marble case at its base and buried urns filled with battlefield soil inside it. In the 1850s, Austrian fortifications were added to the site, but were later demolished following World War II. In 2003 the mound was restored with state-of-the-art technology to protect it from the elements; a museum next door preserves artifacts and mementos of Kosciuszko's life. With our world travel planner, Krakow attractions like Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • It's really excellent place to visit during winter. Not many people and if the weather is good you will be amazed by the panorama. It's really beautiful and worth coming!  more »
  • The Mound is about a 4km/55min walk, we caught public Transport back to the Old Town very easy to do. The views are great but the exhibits are poor i would not bother. So the bus stop is right in fron...  more »
  • Went but very poor visibility. Still fun experience because I have never been on a mound before. Worth it especially if good visibility and not too far by taxi.  more »
  • Very nice place to visit. Wonderful view on the city. It is possible to come with public bus, infact the bus stop is in front of the main entrance. On the top, the space for people is not to much, so you could need more time to take photos or stop to look at the city
  • Great place to visit, monument to the Polish history. Good view to the city on the top of the hill. Nice building.
  • An interesting place historically. Make sure you go when the weather is good if you want the great views of Krakow.
  • Cute and nice view. Worth 4$ canadian but not much more than that.
  • Hill built by Polish people around 1823, to honor a hero for their independence. The hill also contains soil from the USA in honor of their 150th independence day in 1926.

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