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FREE TOUR FOR THE JEWISH DISTRICT AND KRAKOW GUITAR

  • Kraków
  • Available in: Spanish

About the tour

Speaking of Jewish Krakow is talking about the Kazimierz neighborhood that hosted one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe from the 14th century until the end of the Second World War. Kazimierz was founded as a city by King Casimir III of Poland in 1335. During most of the Communist period in Poland, Kazimierz became an area of ​​bad reputation, but this situation began to change with the end of the communist period.

Since 1990, Kazimierz has become a fashionable area where a large number of university students, artists, cafes, Jewish food restaurants and pubs are based. Seven synagogues are kept in Kazimierz. The Remuh Synagogue stands out (the only one in activity) next to the Remuh Cemetery and other monuments such as Wolnica or the Market Square, the Gothic church of Santa Caterina and the Corpus Christi Basilica among others.

On the streets of Kazimierz, Steven Spielberg's List of Schindler was shot in 1993, telling the story of the German speculator Oskar Schindler who used it in his

kitchenware factory inhabitants of the Krakow ghetto. The Jewish ghetto in Krakow was one of the five great ghettos created by the Nazis during their occupation of Poland in World War II. Of the more than 68,000 Jews who lived in Krakow upon the arrival of the Germans, only 15,000 workers were allowed to stay with their families.

The Kraków ghetto, surrounded by tombstone walls that isolated it from the rest of the city, was formally established in March 1941 in the Podgórze district on the other side of the Vistula river. Podgórze went from 3,000 people to 15,000 people with the arrival of Jews, crowded into 30 streets.

Among the illustrious people who suffered the ghetto are the film director Roman Polanski and the pharmacist Tadeusz Pankiewiecz owner of the pharmacy under the Eagle located inside the ghetto, which was allowed to continue the business and rescued several Jews from the death.

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How to find me: Enfrente de la tienda de ¨ZARA¨. Tenemos paraguas de color AZUL.
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (7)

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Ana Patus

20 days ago

Estupendo recorrido con David, por el barrio judío y el gueto de Cracovia. Aprendimos mucho con él.

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Pilar y joseluis

1 month ago

Muy buen guia , con conocimientos y ameno

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Sandra

1 month ago

El tour fue fantástico! Yo viajaba con 9 amigos y todos quedamos encantados. David, que fue nuestro guía, nos hizo muy buenas explicaciones de todo lo que nos enseñaba y hacía participar al grupo, lo que lo hace más ameno y cercano. Al finalizar nos acompañó de nuevo al centro por si no sabíamos volver y nos ayudó a comprar los billetes del tranvía, además nos recomendó algunos lugares para comer. Lo recomendamos sin duda!

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Arantxa Gil González

2 months ago

Fue la mejor forma de conocer todos los rincones del barrio judío. David nos enseñó TODO! A pesar de que el tour fue bastante largo no se hizo nada pesado. Además David era muy simpático.

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Aloia

2 months ago

Me ha encantado el tour del barrio judio, todo super bien explicado y con un montón de datos

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Yolanda

3 months ago

David el gallego, nuestro magnífico guía, transmitía con grandes sentimientos las historias que allí en el barrio judío se sucedieron y lo hizo con gran profesionalidad. Nos sentimos muy a gusto. Fue una de las cosas que más nos gustó de nuestra visita a Cracovia junto con la visita a Auschwitz.

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