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Exploring the "City of the Future" Nowa Huta - Remains of Communism
Hola! my name is David, and I'm originally from the Canary Islands - but embracing the idea of being a citizen of the world. I've been living in beautiful Krakow for the past 5 years, getting involved with locals, travelling across the country and discovering unusual spots to take my guests for a unique touring experience. I'm passionate when it comes to revealing to people what Krakow has to offer. From ancient pagan places, old churches & fortified monasteries to melancholic quarters showing a turbulent past or trendy & local restaurants. Join me and experience a historic city that has established its own identity from adversity. Witamy w Krakowie!
Those were the days when Krakow's veins ran of coal and steel and the city's glorious and regal past no longer mattered. The world was on the eve of the Cold War and Nowa Huta, the communist district of Krakow, was built to fight and resist it.
Visit Nowa Huta, one of the two ideal communist cities that still exists in the world and you have the opportunity to see the representative part of Nowa Huta: the monumental Central Square and the Avenue of Roses , enter the "Lord's Ark" church , a symbol the spiritual resistance of Catholic workers against the will of the Communist Party.
An ideal, monumental and grandiose communist city was built in a country that was just rising from the rubble of World War II. But, for the Communist Party, the costs of its construction made no sense. Tangible proof of Communist power was the only thing that mattered.
This ideal city, where religion has been replaced by communist propaganda, should have been inhabited by ideal communist citizens: Homo Sovieticus. A new and better kind of people, obedient, brainwashed and entirely devoted to the system. They had to replace the old chaotic, stubborn, free and creative Homo Sapiens. But nothing lasts forever. Eventually, the creatures turned against their masters. The people of Nowa Huta rebelled and fought for freedom.
Join us on this journey and we will tell you the story of a heroic struggle of Polish workers, initiators of great strikes and protests that ultimately led to the fall of a communist bloc and the beginning of the greatest social movement of all time: Solidarity. . All this in the surroundings of one of the best examples of an ideal communist city, which today, surprisingly, has a lot to offer.
Meeting point:Rynek Główny 5, 31-042 Kraków, PolandRynek Główny 5, 31-042 Kraków, Poland
See you right in front of the Zara shop, in the main square of Krakow.
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).