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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  • August 16, 2017
    In addition to possessing an incredible architecture, has one of the most beautiful views of the city of Cracow, if not the most beautiful, I could see a sunset very nice not to mention that the location has the statue of Pope John Paul II, worth a lot worth knowing.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Ticket price is a big exaggeration. The lack of barriers which for small children is a big nuisance. The only plus is the view. Generally I do not recommend for the price.
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  • August 6, 2017
    We took a bus tour to the mound and spent about 90 minutes at this site. We walked on top of the mound and enjoyed scenic views over the city and its souroundings. It gives a good overview of the city...  more »
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  • Very nice view from the top, and nice and easy walk. I recommend going with family, or going by yourself to just collect your thoughts. It's a nice place to get away from the city, but not get to far from it.
  • Great place to start your trip to Krakow. Great views of the entire area.
  • One more obvious "must see" in the city. If you are lucky and air-pollution is low, you might enjoy interesting city panorama.
  • A very good viewing spot. A museum is here showing what kind of fortress here was. A very nice park is around here. Some information has no English translations but you will manage, lots of people are going to this place.
  • You need to pay entrance fee. Feels like a very touristic place, not authentic. Disappointing... From other places in the city you can get a similar view and even for free.

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