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  • Address: Kraków, Poland 31-007

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Jagiellonian University Tours

Founded in 1364, Jagiellonian University is the second oldest university in Central Europe. While it has survived to celebrate its 650th jubilee in 2014, its history has been turbulent. After briefly collapsing in 1370, it was revived in 1400, and in the early 16th century, it enjoyed a golden age in the midst of the Polish Renaissance. However, the prestige of the university eventually declined as Poland’s position in Europe got worse and the country was partitioned multiple times. After nearly closing in the 19th century, the university then hosted major scientific achievements. It was then targeted by the Nazis, who sent dozens of faculty members to concentration camps and destroyed university libraries and laboratories. Jagiellonian continued to suffer under Communism, and it wasn't until Poland’s Communist government was overthrown that the university once again began to flourish. Today it is considered one of the top universities in all of Europe.

Most notable for visitors to the university is the Collegium Maius building, home to the Jagiellonian University Museum, which boasts an impressive collection of old scientific instruments, university memorabilia and a portrait gallery of professors.

Practical Info

The headquarters of Jagiellonian University are in the Collegium Novum building at 24 Golebia Street near Planty Park. The Collegium Maius building is nearby at 15 Jagiellonska Street and is generally open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

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Krakow Old Town Walking Tour, Krakow, null
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Krakow Old Town Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Join our 3-hour walking tour and explore the most important sights in Krakow's Old Town. With our small group, you will learn about the history and culture of ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $23.66
Krakow X2 Segway Tour, Krakow, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Krakow X2 Segway Tour

Take in top attractions around medieval Kraków with ease on this 30-minute, 1-, 2- or 3-hour X2 Segway tour. Enjoy the freedom to select the tour route ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: Flexible

From USD $14.94
Krakow Old Town Walking Tour, Krakow, Segway Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Krakow Old Town Walking Tour

Krakow Old Town is unique to Poland and Europe, it's a feast for the eye. From the monumental Market Square, St. Mary's Church, charming streets, many nooks ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.54
Krakow Sightseeing Tour, Krakow, Walking Tours
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Krakow Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Krakow is one of the oldest Polish cities which has been a centre of culture, science and art in our country for hundreds of years. It is the most popular ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.32
Private Krakow Old Town Walking Tour with Afternoon Tea, Krakow, City Tours
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Private Krakow Old Town Walking Tour with Afternoon Tea

This 3-hour walking tour will give you a deeper look into Krakow's history. Take a stroll through the old town while visiting Krakow’s  most important sites; ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.55
Krakow and Auschwitz 1 Day Tour from Warsaw, Warsaw, Custom Private Tours
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Krakow and Auschwitz 1 Day Tour from Warsaw

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Discover Krakow’s incredible history, experience its attractions and pay your respects at Auschwitz-Birkenau. This full-day tour departing from Warsaw includes ...  Read more

Location: Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.73
Private Krakow Sightseeing Tour, Krakow, Day Trips
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Private Krakow Sightseeing Tour

Krakow is one of the oldest Polish cities which has been a centre of culture, science and art in our country for hundreds of years. It is the most popular ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $18.68
The Chest of Historical Sights: Krakow Day Trip from Ostrava, Moravia, Private Sightseeing Tours
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The Chest of Historical Sights: Krakow Day Trip from Ostrava

On this full-day guided tour you will see the wealth and historical wonders of Krakow like no other. Walk through the streets and explore Rynek Główny, ...  Read more

Location: Ostrava, Czech Republic
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $155.67
Sightseeing Bike Tour of Krakow, Krakow, Day Trips
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Sightseeing Bike Tour of Krakow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 168 Reviews

Our tour meets in the largest medieval square in Europe, the main market square of Krakow. After an introduction on Krakow's origins we lead our guests to our ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $31.13
Krakow Old Town, Jewish Quarter Walking Tour and Optional Wawel Castle Visit, Krakow, Bike & ... 
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Krakow Old Town, Jewish Quarter Walking Tour and Optional Wawel Castle Visit

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

Discover Old Town Krakow and the Kazimierz district on this walking tour with a guide, who will give you the rundown on Krakow’s long history. From Rynek ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.91

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