Krakow Old City
It can be an exclusive way to travel if can go with a private guide in Krakow. We can offer you a private guide in Poland in English, Hebrew, German and other languages. We will start the Krakow Old City Tour from the statue of Grunwald Battle and continue through Barbacan and the St. Florian gate to Florianska street – this is the way used by Polish Kings to cross the city on holidays, and special events.
We will approach “Rynek Glowny” – in polish the Central Market. This beautiful square is almost 10 acres big. In the center, there are Sukenicy – trading rows. There are still commercial on the ground floor and house an art museum on the second floor. A beautiful Gothic Basilica of St. Mary must be the main highlight of the old city.
Next, we will turn to one of the side narrow streets to see one of the oldest universities in Europe, among its famous students, were M. Kopernicus and K. Wotyla who is worldwide known as Pope John Paul II.
From the University we will walk through the Planty Park towards the river and an ancient hill. By hitting the top of which we will enter the Residence of the Kings of Poland – the renaissance Royal Castle at Wawel. Statue of a famous polish leader Tadeusz Kosciuszko meets the visitors at the entrance gate, it is a complex of a Cathedral, a Castle and some empty spaces around. All that became a site of pilgrimage for tourists.
After Wawel Hill, we will proceed to the former suburb of Krakow. Our Krakow City Tour will change the theme, we go to the Jewish quarter – a real open space Jewish museum.
Part II – Kazimierz
Your private guide will start the second part of Krakow Old City Tour will take us to Kazimierz, by the name of the King who gave the first charter to the Jews to settle in Poland. It is a former Jewish district, the central part is on Sheroka (Wide) street and square. There one can see the famous Rema Synagogue and the old Jewish cemetery containing graves from 15th hundreds. The Old Synagogue built just next to the old Kazimierz city walls. The High Synagogue and the study house next to it. The new market square and Ester Street. The Temple Synagogue and JCC building.
You can walk around to find few other temples and buildings of different importance. Here you will find sites and courtyards where Schindler’s List movie was shot. Today it has become a very popular place for entertainment of locals and city guests. You will find a lot of places to eat, drink or just hang around with locals.
If you have time and energy we can continue to the Ghetto Heroes Square and Shindler’s Factory Historical Museum.
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