University route

The history of the university in Cracow goes back to the XV century. It was then that the first university in Poland was founded in its capital - Cracow. Now called the Jagiellonian University (Polish: Uniwersytet Jagielloński) was originally created as Cracow Academy in 1364 by the king Casimir the Great.

It is the second oldest university in Central Europe after the Charles University in Prague, and one of the oldest universities in Europe. It was renamed as the Jagiellonian University in 1817 to commemorate the Jagiellonian dynasty of Polish kings. The Times Higher Education Supplement ranked Jagiellonian University as the best Polish university in 2006. Last but not least - the pride of the Jagiellonian University is the fact that two world-wide known people studied within its walls - Nicolaus Copernicus and Karol Wojtyła (later the Pope John Paul II).

The University route includes visiting the UJ Museum in Collegium Maius (the oldest university building), housing an excellent collection of old scientific instruments (the oldest of which is the Arabic astrolabium from the XI century), Collegium Novum, Collegium Witkowskiego and St. Ann's church(beautifully decorated in the XVII century by Baltazar Fontana).

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Duration: ca. 3 hours.

Individual travellers
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Price per person* EUR614225201815

*The price includes: guided tour, entry tickets to the museum.

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