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Nowa Huta, Krakow

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Nowa Huta - is the easternmost district of Kraków, Poland, (District XVIII, see map). With more than 200,000 inhabitants, it is one of the most populous areas of the city. Neighboring districts until 1990 considered expansions of the original Nowa Huta township, and linked by the same tramway system, include Czyżyny (XIV), Mistrzejowice (XV), Bieńczyce (XVI), and Wzgórza Krzesławickie (XVII, known as Grębałów until 2006). They are now separate districts of Kraków.HistoryThe historic area of present-day Nowa Huta is one of the few places in Poland settled continuously since the neolithic age. Archeological research has discovered a big Celtic settlement and Poland's oldest Slavic settlements there. In the 8th century, a mound was erected nearby by the Vistulans. According to legend, the Wanda Mound is a tomb of Wanda, daughter of Krakus, a mythical founder of Kraków (Cracow). In the 13th century a Cistercian monastery in the village of Mogiła was built.In the 19th century and in the beginning of the 20th century, during the partitions of Poland and up to the First World War, the outskirts of Nowa Huta constituted a border between territories controlled by the Austrian and Russian empires. One can find historic Austro-Hungarian forts there, and one of Europe's oldest permanent airfields (Kraków-Rakowice-Czyżyny Airport, currently housing the Polish Aviation Museum).
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  • Of the things that I liked, maybe because I didn't expect that you'd like me. The Museum "Poland under how" well worth to spend a whole morning to read all what there is exposed. A stroll through the streets of the neighborhood is getting into an area that was initially intended as a Socialist ideal neighborhood, but which finally meant the birth of a strong wave of demonstrations against the regime. Highly recommended, especially for the Museum.
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  • Completely opposite Krakow tourist district. Place to discover with a guide to better understand this period. Done with crazy guide and top because the places are not the most hospitable era.
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  • as for me, one big Museum. may happen centuries although no blocks your years and not pożyją but surely survive not one generation
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