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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  • Advisable neighborhood to visit to know the history of the city and even this wonderful country. Multiple places curious and full of history. Roberto de GOOD CRACOW TOURS was our guide; lots of knowledge, anecdotes, tragic and joyful stories. We discover with him corners and stories that otherwise we don't even know. Highly recommended visit.
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  • South of the river is Kazmierz, the former Jewish District of Krakow. We visited on a guided tour. I was a bit disappointed. We saw a Jewish cemetery and adjoining synagogue. Our tour also took us to ...  more »
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