"Kazimierz" Krakow Tourist Trap Tip by call_me_rhia

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by call_me_rhia

Kazimierz - the Jewish quarter. Originally it was an independent town but it became swallowed by Kracow as time went by. In the 18th century it was incorporated into Kracow and the walls the surrounded it were torn down. This quarter was ignored and neglected by tourist and locals alike for a very long time. It is only since the movie Schindler's List that it became popular. I did not enjoy my visit there, I felt there was something wrong in being there to see what a movie (and not hundreds of years of tragic history) had taught me.

Unique Suggestions: Do not expect many beautiful buindings - most were destroyed a long time ago.

Fun Alternatives: Anywhere else in the old town has much nicer buildings

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 25, 2003
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