Learn more about the Jewish history in Krakow with a local guide
No visit to Krakow would be fully valuable without a tour of Kazimierz. For centuries it remained an independent town and it's inseparably bound with the history of Polish Jews.
Today Kazimierz is a district of Krakow situated within a walking distance of the Old Town, attracting tourists with its unique atmosphere and history.
Bear in mind that the city wasn't destroyed during the II World War so Kazimierz is one of the best preserved Jewish districts in this part of Europe.
During the guided tour you will visit the synagogues and Jewish cemeteries, learn about colorful, fascinating and touching history of Krakow's Jews.
The tour includes Szeroka Street, once the Jewish town's main square, the Old Synagogue and the Remuh Synagogue with the old Jewish Cemetery, the burial place of one of the most renowned Polish-Jewish scholar - Rabbi Remuh.
We will pass picturesque Jozefa Street to see the High Synagogue, the Tempel (Progressive) Synagogue, the Nowy Square and Wawrzynca Street.
The tour of Kazimierz is also a lesson of traditions of Polish Jews, their religion and customs. We will try to bring back to life the world that no longer exists.
The tour can be extended with the sightseeing of Christian part of Kazimierz. It's famous for its beautiful gothic churches - Corpus Christi and St. Catherine's. The Church on the Rock with a crypt of the greatest Polish artists such as Stanislaw Wyspianski or Czeslaw Milosz is a special place too.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 3 hours
It's a walking tour but if your hotel is located in the Old Town it's sometimes better to take a taxi or tram to get to the Jewish district.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 zlotys - This amount of money (per person) will cover entrance fees to synagogues, museums etc.
I do not have a license to give tours inside of Wieliczka Salt Mine nor inside of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum (they have their own local guides).
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Alicja did a fantastic job showing me the Jewish history in Krakow. It was very meaningful. I highly recommend her as a tour guide for any sights in Krakow. I will be back!