Kazmierz The Former Jewish District

Kazmierz The Former Jewish District

Kazmierz The Former Jewish District
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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.
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  • veronicag1990
    Hamar, Norway67 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice and cozy area with a lot of history
    Nice to see the jewish area. Unique part of the city, with food trucks and a lot of history. Really nice and cozy area. I only wish that there would have been audioguiding accessible to use walking on our own.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Louise
    39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do a Walking Tour
    It is so worth picking up a walking tour of the Jewish Quarter and Jewish Ghetto across the river. We went with Walkative, the yellow umbrella which starts at the old Synagogue. Two and half hours of great information about the area, old and new, devastating and beautiful. Human. A great way to spend the morning while honouring Jewish life in Poland.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Janet B
    Greater London, United Kingdom71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic and interesting
    Thoroughly enjoyed being able to visit some of the synagogues and leaning the history of the Jewish community in Krakow. Sadly some synagogue which were highlighted in our guide book turned out to be closed due to work being undertaken. We also enjoyed a fabulous lunch at one of the many enticing restaurants
    Visited August 2023
    Written 21 August 2023
  • petergab10
    Melbourne, Australia666 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a visit while in Krakow
    Personally, l think it is an advantage to do some research on Kazmierz Jewish District to have a better understand of its past history before visiting the area. As you will know what and where the points of interest are if you decide to explore the area. Walking around the area you will notice the beautiful old buildings which look exactly like they did a few decades ago and yes you will also see some rundown buildings which just adds to the character of the area. Synagogues, Jewish Cemetery, Eagle Pharmacy which can be found on the corner of Heroes Square, the beautiful Church of the Brothers Hospitallers, Jewish and Tram Museums, some of Schindler's List movie was shoot in the area, Father Bernatek Footbridge, Great Street Art, Cafes, Restaurants, Bars, Plac Nowy a great place to try a zapiekanki, Street Food Vans l did like the Judah Food Market the dog food truck, A visit is a great way to experience a totally different atmosphere with many photo opportunities. It's about a 10 min walk from Heroes Square to visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory. Ghetto Wall Fragment 12-metre stretch of the original wall. And some great street art nearby.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 February 2024
  • Megan J
    39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical spot with lots of opportunities to learn something new.
    A really beautiful place which is enthralled in history. I agree with previous reviews, it is a good idea to read up about it before visiting to really understand the context. Would highly recommend having a wander round here.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 February 2024
  • Joeluc_Lucjoe
    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom298 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting
    A really beautiful visit which is enthralled in history. I it is a good idea to read up about it before visiting to really understand the context. Would highly recommend having a look round here. Highly worth a visit. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 February 2024
  • GlobeTrotting784754
    Lisburn, United Kingdom16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better restaurants and bars than the old town
    By far the most interesting part of the city, filled with great value and quality restaurants and bars. And of course the synagogues, most of which are now museums rather than actual places of worship. This part of the city is a bit more bohemian than the touristy old town at night.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 May 2024
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Rach979
Sunderland, UK1,539 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
If you’re in Krakow it’s definitely worth visiting. There are lots of lovely bars and restaurant all set within the interesting area that has plenty of history.
Written 6 July 2024
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aimzapanda
London, UK139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This district was my favourite in Krakow. I felt right at home. A great place for street food and markets, it is beautiful and educational in the day and lively in the evenings. Lots of great bars and restaurants, the perfect place to visit.
Written 1 June 2024
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GlobeTrotting784754
Lisburn, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
By far the most interesting part of the city, filled with great value and quality restaurants and bars. And of course the synagogues, most of which are now museums rather than actual places of worship. This part of the city is a bit more bohemian than the touristy old town at night.
Written 8 May 2024
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Eleanor
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A historic and interesting area teaming with life, full of restaurants and things to see.
A great place for good food and wine
Written 5 May 2024
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Joeluc_Lucjoe
Oxfordshire, UK298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A really beautiful visit which is enthralled in history. I it is a good idea to read up about it before visiting to really understand the context. Would highly recommend having a look round here. Highly worth a visit. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Written 23 February 2024
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Megan J
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A really beautiful place which is enthralled in history. I agree with previous reviews, it is a good idea to read up about it before visiting to really understand the context. Would highly recommend having a wander round here.
Written 20 February 2024
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petergab10
Melbourne, Australia666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Personally, l think it is an advantage to do some research on Kazmierz Jewish District to have a better understand of its past history before visiting the area. As you will know what and where the points of interest are if you decide to explore the area. Walking around the area you will notice the beautiful old buildings which look exactly like they did a few decades ago and yes you will also see some rundown buildings which just adds to the character of the area.
Synagogues, Jewish Cemetery, Eagle Pharmacy which can be found on the corner of Heroes Square, the beautiful Church of the Brothers Hospitallers, Jewish and Tram Museums, some of Schindler's List movie was shoot in the area, Father Bernatek Footbridge, Great Street Art, Cafes, Restaurants, Bars, Plac Nowy a great place to try a zapiekanki, Street Food Vans l did like the Judah Food Market the dog food truck,
A visit is a great way to experience a totally different atmosphere with many photo opportunities.

It's about a 10 min walk from Heroes Square to visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory. Ghetto Wall Fragment 12-metre stretch of the original wall. And some great street art nearby.
Written 12 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Pub Monster Neil
Liverpool, UK36,952 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Without a shadow of a doubt my favourite district of Krakow is the wonderful Kazimierz District.
The Jewish Quarter, lots of great buildings, the synagogues look awesome, its such an historically important area of the city ,lots of great pubs,bars, cafe's and restaurants and some amazing architecture, its most definitely well worth checking out if you're planning a holiday to Krakow.
Written 6 February 2024
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Johnny Trekkie
San Diego, CA11,204 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Every travel book, travel website, and travel bloggers post that Kazimierz is a must visit while in Krakow...but nothing here "WOWed" me. I'm sure it would be much more meaningful if I was Jewish. You'll see some synagogues, chabads, independent eateries, bars, boutique shops, art galleries and lots and lots of graffiti. Some areas are nicer than others, but it just felt dirty. That said, it was nice to see a more "local" feel to Krakow than the touristy Old Town area. No McDonalds, Zara, Costa Coffee, or Starbucks around. Did I miss something?
Written 22 November 2023
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Stone, UK176 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We did a buggy tour of the district, which really helped us know about the history, some of which we wouldn't have known about because just looking at some of the buildings they were quite hidden or not instantly recognised.