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Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius

ul. Jagiellonska 15, Krakow 31-010, Poland
+48 12 422 05 49
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3-Hour Private Old Town Walking Tour Including Afternoon Tea at a Local Cafe
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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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Reviewed 21 May 2017

I had visited the quad courtyard during city walking tours on previous visits to Krakow. Whilst this is a visually attractive oasis of calm in a busy city, it is the rooms on the first floor which make this possibly one of the greatest attractions...More

Thank Marmotlover
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately it was no guided tour on the day we visit .but it's okay and well worth too just take pic .the environment so nice if not that much crowded. And you can watch the hourly coo coo clock as well. We just sitting and...More

Thank leneme
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The grand facade is the first aspect of this marvellous institution that came into view. It looked wonderful with the great brick and stone work. The courtyard is a terrific area, voluminous and with the impressive series of archways at ground level. The tour was...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Unfortunately we were part of a walking tour which did not allow us time to go inside and explore the historic building further. However the courtyard and first-floor balcony are lovely sites to see. Lots of history. Definitely recommend visiting with a local who can...More

Thank hturner10
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We located the square and noticed lots of interesting details as we travelled through the corridors. We found a nice coffee area downstairs to sit and have a quite half hour

Reviewed 9 May 2017

It's easy to miss this - the oldest university building in Krakow and where Copernicus studied. The quad just off the street is readily accessible and a step back in time. But the real gem is to tour the rooms on the first floor. Check...More

Thank UKGlobetrotterUK
Reviewed 5 May 2017

One of the oldest universities in the world and the place where Nicolas Copernicus was educated. Unfortunately, the free tour around museum was not available during our stay as it was a public holiday, but all the accessible places are well worth a visit, including...More

Thank Boris B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Sadly we didn't have time to go into the museum part of the university. However the gardens and courtyard were beautiful with stunning architecture. Definitely worth a visit if you have the time.

Thank cg2792
Reviewed 30 April 2017

If you're on your own, then there's not much to see. But if you have a guide then they can tell you about the history and its importance.

Thank Palash R
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Unfortunatellz we had no more time and willingnes to go inside the museum. The inner courtyard is anyway verz nice, so as the garden (acces from outside and arround the corner. As a bonus, tourist can use the free restrooms in inner courtyard.

Thank Zdenko B
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Hi fellow travellers, Is entry to the college free on Tuesday 3-6pm and do you get a tour or just acess to the rooms? Thanks
2 May 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).