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Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius

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Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
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Address: ul. Jagiellonska 15, Krakow 31-010, Poland
Phone Number:
+48 12 422 05 49
Saturday
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 - 14:15
Tue 10:00 - 15:15
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 14:15
Sat 10:00 - 14:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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First founded in 1364, this integral part of Krakow life has many...

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.

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We visited it before the opening hours, and we had no time to go back (on Saturday it is open from 10-14h, and it's free on Sat). At 9 we watched the wooden figures come out for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2016
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Budapest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We visited it before the opening hours, and we had no time to go back (on Saturday it is open from 10-14h, and it's free on Sat). At 9 we watched the wooden figures come out for music. The courtyard is beautiful, it has a fabulous atmosphere. We will definitely go back to see it inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I wanted to swing by the Collegium Maius to see what it looked like and found the gate open. I headed in thinking that maybe they were open. Sadly the ticket counter was closed but I was able to take a few twilight photos of the courtyard. I also popped in to peruse the gift shop which was just souvenirs... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Worth a visit just to see the clock figures which come out every two hours (I think) ie 11am 1pm 3pm

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We visited it by joining the free waking tours. our guide explained us everything about it.. worth a visit with a guide or not.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The architecture is contemporary, despite the age of the building, one of the most antique one in Poland (if not the most). There is also a gorgeous garden in it. Visitors can take a guided tour in order to know more about the history of the University.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

You need to check on when the tours take place - I am not sure how many languages they offer but there is an English-speaking tour. To see the old medieval building so well preserved is rather special. Although the links with Copernicus are tenous they include a special room for his celebration. There are various interesting "treasures" - ask... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Free to enter the courtyard and look around. Nicely preserved old school. Most free tours will bring you here and explain the history of the school and stories of the students who studied there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Fasinating tour through the old college with a great exhibats! Be sure to take your language tour! You can photograph the interior so havve your phone or camera handy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Went on a brief guided tour in the oldest university of Poland. Being the alma mater of Copernicus, the university has a extensive collection of well preserved equipment once owned by Copernicus. Very interesting if you are into astronomy. There is a music clock just above the entrance to the tour but there is nothing to write home about the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This place is marvelous. Inside there are a lot of rare astronomic instruments and magnificent paintings. Copernicus studied here. At 1pm o'clock, the clock in the yard rings a beautiful music with little statues dancing in and out.

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