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“Nooks and Crannies”

Jewish District (Kazimierz)
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US$68.15*
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Delicious Kazimierz Food Tour from Krakow
Ranked #11 of 280 things to do in Krakow
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Nooks and Crannies”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

What is it about Jewish Quarters and general funkiness. Here, like Budapest, you feel like your in the 'edgy' part of the City. Great restaurants, bars, and the weirdest 'art' galleries I've ever seen. It's not huge, and apparently Krakow is now only home to 200 Jewish citizens, so the Jewish District has a sad historic past which you can easily learn about at the Schindler Factory.

This was my favourite part of Krakow - not to be missed.

Visited January 2013
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“Go with a guide”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Really enjoyed our visit to the Jewish District but unless you know the history, I strongly recommend going with a guide otherwise this will be lost on you and you will miss out on an important opportunity to learn. Also recommend watching Schindler's List again after a visit - it's amazing how much difference it makes to your understanding of what went on.

Visited January 2013
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“Wrong time of day”
Reviewed 21 January 2013

We visited the Jewish district around midday. It was cold and bleak and I guess this had an effect on the surroundings. I guess there is more going on in the evenings.
We much prefer the Market square but did find a nice cafe for hot chocolate and cakes.

Visited January 2013
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“Worth seeing but very eerie”
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Have a walk around the old jewish quarter and you will appreciate Market Square so much better. The jewish quarter was very eerie and quiet. Cemetaries, coffins and memorials. We had a meal in a local cafe which was typical polish fare and very delicious! People were friendly and helpful. We then went to a local baker/cafe and sampled the coffee and cakes which were delicious.

Visited January 2013
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“FUN!”
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Tons of great restraunts, bars, and clubs. Really beautiful to look at as everything is preserved. The roads are cobblestone, and buildings are original. My favorite part was any bar or club located in the old bacements. Creepy and beautiful.

Visited January 2013
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