Do You want to visit Jewish quarter Krakow? At its beginning Kazimierz was a separate town founded in the 14th century by King Casimir the Great. A huge Jewish community lived here until World War II, cultivating its religion and culture. Nowadays the magic and exoticism of this district is comparable only with the nostalgic charm of the Josefov – Jewish quarter in Prague.
During the tour our licensed Krakow guide will show you some aspects of culture, customs and history of Kazmierz Jews. We will visit a few of the seven preserved synagogues and the oldest Jewish cemetery in Poland (one of the oldest in Europe!) called Remuh Cemetery. You will feel a unique atmospere of Szeroka Street.
During the extended Jewish quarter Krakow sightseeing you will see an exhibition in the Old Synagogue (atually a branch of the Historical Museum of Krakow) presenting objects connected with Jewish tradition and Judaism. We will also visit monuments of Christian heritage of Kazimierz – huge medieval churches: St. Catherine and Corpus Christi. Finally we will go through charming narrow streets and beautiful squares of Kazimierz to the Pauline Church and monastery (so called Church „on the Rock”) situated near the Vistula River.
The entire district with development is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and has a status of a historical monument. Kazimierz is also one of the trendiest places in Krakow, full of art galleries and climatic pubs, restaurants and cafes.