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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

The University has interesting architecture and the history of the building is explained well on multi-lingua posters. However, it is " a must " for tourists to visit the adjacent Botanical Gardens that are a joy to behold and ridiculously inexpensive to visit. My wife...More

Thank Ciaran32
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building with large courtyard.Comfortable place to sit, read and listen to our guide. Great architecture and campus is located within Old District of town.

Thank ahmeyer2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially we went to see the historic courtyard and didn't know about the museum, taking the tour which proved fascinating. First if planning to go, the tours are at set times so go there, book your slot and explore the main square or nearby streets...More

Thank Dun123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having visited the inner courtyard and small garden ( free access), our curiosity was arisen to visit the inside. Unfortunately the guide could have been better ( monotonous, often hesitated what to tell and did not always find the appropriate words).

Thank PatriJ69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a beautiful courtyard in this university which is one of the oldest in Europe. Note that it is sometimes closed for visitor.

Thank Per N
Reviewed 14 June 2017

A must to visit and listen to the history of this place. Our guide was excellent and informed us of the history and events that happened.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This place is so important in the Polish history. It has many famous alumni which have given incredible contributions to Poland as also mankind as a whole. With great minds, it pushes the development of the society during normal times and saves the country when...More

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The Jagellonian university is one of the oldest in Central Europe and its Collegium Maius is splendid, so it is definitely worth visiting. Book the ticket in advance, as they tend to be sold out, especially for the English tours. The price is reasonable. I...More

Thank Veronika660
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This is the oldest building within the university, dating back to the 15th century. The Gothic cloister, whose columns have a cut crystal -like decoration, is reminiscent of those in medieval Italian universities. The Great Hall features stalls used by the Senate during the ceremonies...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The oldest building in one of the oldest universities in Europe is worth the visit. The courtyard is quiet (at least when tour groups aren't visiting) and the so-called professors' garden next door is a bit of greenery in the city. For those interested in...More

Thank LMOverby
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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).