Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius, Krakow

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Take a tour of the university's oldest building, Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius, which features striking architecture and an array of furnished rooms to explore. The late-Gothic structure, which sits on a large courtyard, dates back to the 14th century and boasts an illustrious list of alumni, including the renowned Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. On your guided tour, you'll learn about one of Europe's oldest universities and discover interesting artifacts, including medieval scientific instruments, valuable paintings, and the 16th century Jagiellonian globe. Those who want to purchase a souvenir from the gift store should bring cash along, as credit cards are not accepted. Take the guesswork out of planning a Krakow vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • A unique and eye- and even ear-catching place. It's good just to come in and look around. The museum exhibition is also very interesting and interesting. 
    A unique and eye- and even ear-catching place. It's good just to come in and look around. The museum exhibition is also very interesting and interesting.  more »
  • One of the oldest universities in the world is the Jagiellonian University aka as the University Of Krakow. The university is located in the centre of the city and comprises 15 faculties with over... 
    One of the oldest universities in the world is the Jagiellonian University aka as the University Of Krakow. The university is located in the centre of the city and comprises 15 faculties with over...  more »
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  • The first, the oldest and the most acclaimed University in Poland. This particular set of buildings dates back to the 1300's and is where the original medieval college was first permanently set up. It is very well worth visiting. The tour is highly recommended. It takes about a half hour and leaves every 30 minutes. The guides speak English and explain the history as well as the function of the buildings etc. all at a very reasonable price of about $5 US, depending on the exchange rate. There is a gift shop downstairs next to the entrance
  • We visited on a Wednesday so it was free this day. The museum is quite small but it was interesting and very nice to visit. I was expecting that you can wander around the college like you in most famous college around the world but you can’t. There is just a small little courtyard and a museum.

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