Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, Krakow

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In Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, you'll see trendy cafes and upscale restaurants next to old synagogues and renovated churches. The district was founded in 1335 by King Casimir III on the former island in the middle of the Vistula River. As World War II approached, the area attracted Jews fleeing Krakow due to anti-Semitism. By the 1930s, the area had several dozen synagogues. Although most of these historic buildings disappeared during and after World War II, you can still visit ten active temples, including one located inside the country's oldest building. Check online for special events and maps showing major attractions in the district. Use our Krakow trip builder website to visit Kazmierz The Former Jewish District on your trip to Krakow, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Really nice part of time and a good area to spend time away from the more obvious square. Lots of bars, restaurants etc and very picturesque and scenic. It’s not difficult to imagine this area in the....  more
    Really nice part of time and a good area to spend time away from the more obvious square. Lots of bars, restaurants etc and very picturesque and scenic. It’s not difficult to imagine this area in the....  more »
  • The old Jewish quarters are by far the best part of Kraków. This area of Kraków gives you a very good feel of life before the Second World War. Many buildings are still in tact, lots of them... 
    The old Jewish quarters are by far the best part of Kraków. This area of Kraków gives you a very good feel of life before the Second World War. Many buildings are still in tact, lots of them...  more »
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  • Absolutely incredible place I was blessed enough to visit. Plenty of history in this area of Krakow, feels like you're walking in the 1930s at some points, history really does come to life here.
  • I would highly recommend a walking tour to know more about Jewish history in Krakow. It's quite interesting!

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