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Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius
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Small-Group Old Town Walking Tour of Krakow
Ranked #21 of 272 things to do in Krakow
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Must see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

I hadn't realized the history of the university and when founded and its continued functioning through WWII. Learned more of the atrocious behavior of the germans during their occupation.

Visited April 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Interesting facts and artifacts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Impressive building with interesting exsponats (old and not so old). The guided tour was very good, not too long, whith interesting stories, photographing is allowed. And don't miss the clock in the courtyard at full hour.

Visited April 2012
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“Impressed with the science of the 4 century”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

Little talked about but I would say go and get the guided tour. It makes you realise when most of europe was living in caves and scratching the earth with the bone of a cow these masters where studying the stars, chemicals the human body etc. Home to Copernicus and the original letter fron Neil Armstrong (first man on the moon) to Copernicus (400 yeasr too late I might add) is there saying simply 'you were right'. If you like math in any form this place must be seen.

Visited May 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“GO SEE THE CLOCK AT 11AM OR 1PM IN THE COURTYARD”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

I didnt visit the museum inside the University, but whilst walking through the Old Town i recomend visiting the University courtyard which is a 2 minute walk from the main square Rynek Glowny cloth hall. Entrance into the courtyard is free and at 11am and 1pm the ornate clock comes to life and plays a tune where figures come out. worth a visit

Visited March 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Historic and beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

I visited around 8.00a.m. on a frosty bright morning. The mellow red brickwork of the graceful arcaded courtyard looked lovely , was spotlessly clean but had a historical feel.

Visited March 2012
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