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Ulica Kanonicza

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Address: Ulica Kanonicza | Stare Miasto (Old Town), Krakow, Poland
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Lined with mostly Renaissance houses, this street is one of the oldest in...

Lined with mostly Renaissance houses, this street is one of the oldest in Krakow. 

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Home of a Priest who became a Pope

Arguably the most famous house in Krakow is situated at ul.Kanonicza 21; the street named after the Canons (priest superiors) who managed the Cathedral on Wawel Hill during the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 June 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Arguably the most famous house in Krakow is situated at ul.Kanonicza 21; the street named after the Canons (priest superiors) who managed the Cathedral on Wawel Hill during the middle ages. During the late 1950's/early 60's this house became the home of a certain Karol Wojtyła who at that time was the ancillary Bishop of Krakow Archdiocese, who later became... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

We stopped in this street as part of a walking tour. It is a really lovely street with quaint brightly coloured buildings. Our guide said that this street is older than the city of Krakow because it was first used when the entirety of the city was all situate on top of Wawel Hill and was first used for religious... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

When we left the waterfront in Krakow we found ourselves at the Ulica Kanonicza or in English Kanonicza street. This is where Pope John Paul used to live before becoming a pope. No wonder he liked it there, it’s quite an attractive street. Most houses stand out by its vivid colors. But then when we look back to history, we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Check out the cardinal hats above a few of the doorways. The yellow house #19 is where Karol Wojtyla live long before he was Saint John Paul II (a museum now).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

A beautiful traditional street running from Wawel castle to the main square. Lined both sides with historic buildings and a cobbled road running through the centre. Lots of little shops to look in too. Very pretty

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Admittedly, we walked here on a damp, wet rainy day. But I didn't find the architecture as interesting or stand-out as my guide book had made out. One consolation was that when we got to the end of the street, we could see the marvellous Wawel in front of us

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Built by Italian builders and masons under the Italian Sforza Queen I think .... stunning, quiet street. Here you will find secret garden cafes and the old Tadeusz Kantor theatre. A hidden jewel beneath Wawel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Beautiful street that approaches the Wawel hill and the castle perched on top of it. All houses here are original medieval townhouses and palaces with wonderful mix of renaissance and baroque mixed in. Of particular note should be the stone carved portals and architectural details. This is the home to one of the more pricey hotels and restaurants in the... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

A street full of old houses, monuments and shops/restaurants/hotel, all stylish, so you can really feel the old Krakow. Walking this street toward the castle is worthwhile.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Peacefull street in the old town, the place where the well known John Paul pope lived when he was in the city.

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