Kazmierz The Former Jewish District

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Kazmierz The Former Jewish District

Kazmierz The Former Jewish District
4.5
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About
Sizable Jewish population of Krakow moved to this district at the end of the fifteenth century, which served as the main cultural center of the Polish Jewry for centuries.
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Neighbourhood: Kazimierz
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gazwav
Widnes, UK9 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
Excellent once again, been many times now and never fails. Go back in time, it’s a must visit. Good, drinks and excellent service. Very old square with a very old synagogue.
Written 23 January 2022
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kwiewiorowski
Poznan, Poland2,080 contributions
Aug. 2021
Kazimierz is in fact centrally located district of Cracow, which in the past was a separate village mostly inhabited by Jews. In time it was “swallowed” by the sprawling city. The name comes from the king who granted the Jews special privileges. Even though it is so close to the city old center it is an entirely different planet. Different architecture, layout, much more compact and densely built up. These days sadly, all the Jews are gone but the memory of their presence remains and is carefully and lovingly restored and maintained. Without the genuine inhabitants it is but a kind of an open-air museum to which Jews (and others) from all over the world do pilgrimage. There are synagogues, museums and plenty of nice restaurants some of which serve Jewish cuisine. The place has a unique sentimental atmosphere and mustn’t be missed.
Written 16 January 2022
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Travelingjohn123
Peterlee, UK2,241 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Really nice part of time and a good area to spend time away from the more obvious square. Lots of bars, restaurants etc and very picturesque and scenic. It’s not difficult to imagine this area in the 1940s as it does not seem to have changed significantly and has a definite charm about the area.
Written 27 November 2021
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Holger G
Dublin, Ireland11 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
The old Jewish quarters are by far the best part of Kraków.
This area of Kraków gives you a very good feel of life before the Second World War. Many buildings are still in tact, lots of them renovated while others still look like buildings before the iron curtain came down.
This area is full of amazing restaurants and bars. It’s a great place to hang out, enjoy coffee and fabulous polish cakes or go for dinner in the evening.
I can only recommend this part of town !!!!!
Written 6 November 2021
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PoppaP54
Middletown, DE315 contributions
Sep. 2021
The Former Jewish Quarter provides sites for education and reflection. We visited on a weekday, as part of a group tour over Eastern Europe. We walked along easily navigated narrow streets, synagogue, memorials, and cemetery. Casual eateries where one can rest and chat about the experiences and information gleaned from this compact area are available. It is a contribution to learning, to memories, and to history.
Written 1 November 2021
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Bodashka Antonova
Lviv, Ukraine3 contributions
Sep. 2021
Hopefully it's gonna be the main place to visit for all the tourists, cause it's very worth to see. Thank you guide Andrew for showing us around!
Written 24 September 2021
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK7,729 contributions
Sep. 2021
This is a very pretty area of the city and not too far to walk from the Old City. It has a tragic history and there are lots of monuments and information boards detailing the events of the 1940's and later that caused the Jewish population to plummet so dramatically. I walked around one evening to take some photos and it was quiet and felt safe although it is more run down and has graffiti and litter that you don't see in the Old City. Lots of nice cafes too!
Written 22 September 2021
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Tamirav
Amikam, Israel36 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Family
We did a tour with an electric car and a guide that had a lot of knowledge about the Jewish district and the Jewish getto. And I really recommend you to do that because you get to se and learn a lot in a very short time.
And you must it the Hummus at the Hummus restaurant!!
Written 15 September 2021
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jj oneill
5 contributions
May 2021
Very beautiful and old part of the city. You can try some specialities in the restaurants. Very friendly and helpfull people and lots of them speak English. A nice mix of population
Written 6 August 2021
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Ted
Miami Beach, FL202 contributions
Jul. 2021
Tourist Krakow is the Old Town and the Castle. Hipster Krakow is the old Jewish District of Kazimierz. Brimming with life, small out of the way restaurants and cafes, this is where Krakow thrives. Surrounded by the Jewish history of the district, with temples, museums and community centers, the young and the intellectual and artistic elite gravitate here. Walking around the narrow winding streets is always an adventure.
Written 7 July 2021
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