In 1335 King Casimir (Kazimierz in Polish) the Great founded
a city at Krakow's doorstep, near the ancient
shrine of Skalka, and gave it his own name. He also
endowed the city of Kazimierz with immense acreage and trade
privileges, and dignified it with two imposing churches– of St. Katherine's in the west and of Corpus Christi in the east. The former
is famous for its Gothic high and slender nave with
excellent acoustics and for the grand cloister of the
adjacent abbey with fine Gothic and Renaissance frescos.
The 14th-century Gothic
church of St. Catherine (Kosciol Sw. Katarzyny) is a popular venue
for concerts of classical music.
The 15th-century Town Hall amid Kazimierz's Plac Wolnica
central square was turned in the 16th century into a
Renaissance edifice which now houses the
Museum of Ethnography. Whatever was its king-founder's
intention, the town of Kazimierz remained dwarfed by the
nearby capital city and became Krakow's part in 1800.
The transfer of Krakow Jews to Kazimierz in 1495 gave rise
to its once bustling Jewish quarter which proved to be one of
the most important centers of the Diaspora in Eastern Europe
for the next three centuries.
Since the 1990s the Kazimierz district, notably its northern part
where the Jewish town once thrived, has become as self-consciously
trendy as they come. Now much of nightlife in
is concentrated in the area stretching just a couple of blocks south
of the central Old Town with its Plac Nowy square declared the hub
of the city's bohemian life. Also a number of
Krakow's fashionable restaurants have opened in the area.
seven historic synagogues in Krakow,
dates from 1570.
Parking a car on any street in the entire Kazimierz district
is paid from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays. Motorists should
know how long they want to stay, buy a ticket for the
period, and leave it behind the front windshield.
in the Kazimierz area.
Any following information has been provided by respective
restaurants on their sole responsibility.
Edo Fusion &
Edo Sushi Bar
What distinguishes Edo Sushi Bar (now called “the old Edo”) is
its constant adherence to the traditional methods of Japanese
cooking, which has won this oldest sushi-bar of Krakow the
appreciation of culinary critics and numerous regular customers.
In the menu of the new Edo Fusion there are interesting dishes
of the Japanese provenance enriched with flavors and aromas
evoking Thai, Mexican, and Mediterranean reminiscences.
Meal for two without wine - about
Address: 3 Bozego Ciala street and 8 Miodowa street.
Phone: (+48) 124222424
The Szara Kazimierz Restaurant is located on Szeroka street,
where for more than 20 years has been organized Jewish culture
festival. The Szeroka street is actually not a street but a wide
and beautiful square where You will find Jewish bookshops cosy
coffee shops and hotels. The Szara Kazimierz is a place with
amazing atmosphere and food, with Michelin recommendation
awarded 6 years in a row. Here You can eat international food
with elements from the Scandinavian cooking and also Polish
dishes. The Szara’s specialities are the famous fish soup a la
Bouillabaise, the Plankstek-beef tenderloin served on a wooden
plate, and many other to choose from. The interiors are spacious
and designed with excellent taste. There is a patio in the back
surrounded by beautiful plants, where You can relax with
delicious food and wine. There is no place like the Szara.
Meal for two without wine - approx. 40 euro
Address: 39 Szeroka street.
See map of Krakow's Kazimierz historic district
videos of Kazimierz
A cloths shop at Jozefa street in
Krakow's Kazimierz district.
Stroll through Krakow's Kazimierz
Poland’s second holiest shrine at the site of St.
Stanislav’s 1079 martyrdom. Splendid Baroque church and fine
monastery modeled on a Renaissance castle
The Kazimierz Jewish quarter was the safe haven for
Jews from every corner of Europe till the 20th c. and a major
center of the Diaspora.
Synagogues in the Kazimierz historic district
Poland's prime tourist attraction and a must in Central
Europe boasts numerous world-class monuments, charming vistas,
delightful atmosphere, and the best restaurants.
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In the proximity
Krakow is Poland's tourist mecca, and also a gateway to
many other must-see sites in the region.