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Kosciuszko Mound, Krakow: 3 reviews and 3 photos

  Kosciuszko Mound
by Skeptic-jr

It was heaped up in twenties of 19th century in honour of memory for Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Polish general, a leader of one of Polish uprisings and American War for Independence hero. The mound is situated on the top of the hill of blessed Bronislawa. In 1856 the Austrians surrounded it with walls and other fortifications, making a fort from the whole hill, as a part of a fortress, in which they turned the town.The mound's height is 34 meters (over 100 feet) and contains the soil from the battle places, where Kosciuszko fought. On its top there is a single stone with the inscription "Kosciuszce", meaning "For Kosciuszko".

The mound was several times demolished by rains so far, but a few years ago it was completely renovated. Now the enteranace is possible from 9 AM till sunset; it costs 4 zloties (1 EUR), families and children pay less. On some national holidays it is free. Your ticket allow you also to see an exibition about Kosciuszko and a history of the mound.

Transportation: you can get there by car (taxi from center should cost no more than 20 zloties) or by bus (on the hill ends the line number 100). If you want you can also go there by foot (but it is rather a long way). Good idea is get to the mound by bike. Bike rental is in the fort.

For more pictures with and from the mound look at my special travelogue.

About other three Krakow mounds you can read in my "Off The Beaten Path" tips

Address: Washignton Avenue (Aleja Waszyngtona)
Directions: On the West from city's center
Phone: 012 425-11-16
Website: http://kopieckosciuszki.pl/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 27, 2003
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