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Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius

ul. Jagiellonska 15, Krakow 31-010, Poland
+48 12 422 05 49
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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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ul. Jagiellonska 15, Krakow 31-010, Poland
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"scientific instruments"
in 19 reviews
"guided tour"
in 38 reviews
"oldest universities in europe"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful university"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful courtyard"
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"gold medal"
in 8 reviews
"nobel prize"
in 6 reviews
"oldest building"
in 6 reviews
"alma mater"
in 5 reviews
"pope john paul ii"
in 14 reviews
"long tour"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
"interesting history"
in 6 reviews
"free entry"
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"on display"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Must visit , really educational, perfect performance from the clock. Nice additional exhibition in the building.

Thank Vasilis B
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

This is a lovely (and rather popular) courtyard in Krakow university. While there's not that much to do in the courtyard, its still worth a visit, as the architecture is lovely.

Thank TheShis
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a deeper insight by 1 hour and 15 minutes. It was very informative. First 30 minutes is about social life of the university leaders and another part of the visit was dedicated to achievments of famous students such as Copernicus. The visit was...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius is an attractive building.Worth a visit. Located at Ul. Jagiellonska 15.

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Took the shorter 40-minute tour around the different rooms. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I found it interesting to hear about the history of the University of Krakow, the students and the professors. Glad we paid to get to see these rooms, exhibitions...More

Thank Jaxton2015
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

This University located in the Old Town has alot of history best to do the free Walking tour of the old town to hear the stories about the University.

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

1380 ! built for the second time already !! (1360 built somewhere else) you feel all over krakow that it is a university town. around the corner check the chimera restaurant downstairs very special !

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Reviewed February 9, 2018

Chose to take the long one hour tour just 16zl. For most of thr tour there was just myself and my partner as those that take the short tour leave at the halfwaypoint and miss many of the most significant parts of the museum. The...More

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

One of the greatest minds that ever lived studied here, Nicholas Copernicus- mathematician, doctor, scholar. Copernicus saw the contradictions in the old way that people understood our solar system and developed the view that the planets, including our Earth, orbit the sun.You can see a...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

I wasn't impressed, but in comparison other european campuses, it's one of the top in terms of student vibe and history feeling.

Thank Clement D
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drjmurphy
April 24, 2018|
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Response from TheShis | Reviewed this property |
You can reserve a tour at the place itself.
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stevieboy54
May 2, 2016|
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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).
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