We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius

ul. Jagiellonska 15, Krakow 31-010, Poland
+48 12 422 05 49
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 45.53*
and up
Krakow Sightseeing Tour
More Info
US$ 22.77*
and up
Small-Group Old Town Walking Tour of Krakow
More Info
US$ 51.53*
and up
3-Hour Private Old Town Walking Tour Including Afternoon Tea at a Local Cafe
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
First founded in 1364, this integral part of Krakow life has many distinguished alumni including distinguished Polish intellectuals, political leaders and well-known international figures like Nicolaus Copernicus and Pope John Paul II. The Collegium Maius is the oldest surviving building of the university.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closes in 3 min
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 14:15
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
ul. Jagiellonska 15, Krakow 31-010, Poland
Stare Miasto
+48 12 422 05 49
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (848)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 403 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visitors, at least, will not have to pass an exam to visit this beautiful university campus, one of the oldest and most respected in the world. We were only able to view the impressive exterior, due to lack of time, but the historic quadrangle is...More

Thank Howi58
Reviewed 5 days ago

There's a good exhibition to be seen (advance reservation advisable) but you can go into the courtyard for free to admire some lovely gothic architecture, have a coffee at their cafe, and even make use of free toilets (in most places you have to pay)....More

1  Thank FiShep
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Saturday and it was free entry. Understand that guided tours are available during the week which would add more value to a visit. It is a small museum but worth visiting. Focus on Copernicus, who was active in the University. Lot...More

Thank Hafedh A
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice little tour which you need to book on arrival. It was quite cheap too and our guide spoke excellent English explaining lots about the old university and notable students etc. There is not masses to see but this is worth a...More

Thank Gill P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our visit in 5, plus the guide, so we could look at things with some extra time. The history is very interesting, the old professors' rooms are small jewels. and the ambient is very appealing.

Thank Chiarella S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me this was a top sight.The oldest uni in Poland and a brilliant example of gothic architecture. it has an amazing courtyard, and I found the museum visit fascinating. Pope John Paul was a student here,It has some fascinating examples of globes and anatomy...More

1  Thank Kay A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture and atmosphere of the place was really nice. Our tour guide said they still have classes here once a month to remember the university. One thing that caught my attention and was really amusing to me was the sun clock outside in the...More

Thank Ehsan-Reznov
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i had no knowledge of the education in poland or the universities history. tour guide was very informative, the art/work/history pieces kept here are incredible and are really something to see.

Thank Annie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit. I was many times in Krakow and definitely this is one of my favorite places to visit. Like...Harry Potter original 😁 but upgrade 😂.

Thank Zuzana K
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The University has interesting architecture and the history of the building is explained well on multi-lingua posters. However, it is " a must " for tourists to visit the adjacent Botanical Gardens that are a joy to behold and ridiculously inexpensive to visit. My wife...More

Thank Ciaran32
Nearby Restaurants
Aqua e Vino
818 reviews
.13 km away
837 reviews
.14 km away
359 reviews
.12 km away
755 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Executioner Museum
162 reviews
.14 km away
St. Anne's Collegiate Church
52 reviews
.06 km away
Monument to Piotr Skrzynecki
11 reviews
.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
3 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Alan G | Reviewed this property |
I would also recommend doing the guided tour in English, it was very informative and the cost was minimal - just over £2 (and half price for me as a senior).