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  Jagiellonian University Museum
by gosiaPL

The Jagiellonian University is the oldest one in Poland. It goes back to 1364 when king Casimir the Great founded the Cracow Academy (Akademia Krakowska). It was renewed in 1400 by king Wladyslaw Jagiello, and then it expanded by incorporating more houses in today's Jagiellonska St.
This is what we know today as the Collegium Maius (the oldest university complex in the picture) and it is a must-see!

It is now the Jagiellonian University Museum and if you have the time, check some of its interiors. It's better to book a sight-seeing tour as they let in groups of 20 people with a guide every 20 minutes. Last time I was there I couldn't see it - all the tours were booked solid! Well, if that's not possible, at least check the lovely courtyard.

For more details see the next tip and some of my General tips about the university.

Address: 15 Jagiellonska St.
Directions: Exit the Market Square towards St. Anna street and the university museum is the first corner to your left.
othercontact: info@maius.in.uj.edu.pl
Phone: (012) 422 05 49
Website: http://www.maius.uj.edu.pl/

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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