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  Take a video tour of the Kazimierz historic district of Krakow.  

 Kazimierz is the second downtown historic district of today's Krakow besides the Old Town. It was set up in 1335 as a separate city opposite the then Poland's capital city of Krakow, situated on the other bank of Wisla river. In 1495 a fraction of the town was turned into a Jewish quarter. Kazimierz has been incorporated into Krakow in 1800 and the old riverbed separating it from the city center has disappeared before 1880. 

 

  • Skalka sanctuary, here in 1079 St. Stanislaw, the bishop of Krakow, suffered martyrdom. His shrine consists of a Rococo church of the 18th century with a adjacent Renaissance monastery of the 17th century.

  • St. Catherine's church of 1363 at 7 Augustianska street and Skaleczna street represents Krakow's Gothic architecture. Adjoining medieval monastery has a beautiful cloister with fine Renaissance frescos.

  • Corpus Christi church at 26 Bozego Ciala street and Sw. Wawrzynca street dates from circa 1340. 

  • Old Synagogue at 24 Szeroka street dates back to the late 16th century. It holds a Jewish museum. 

  • Jewish Museum in the Old Synagogue is a branch of the City of Krakow History Museum. It shows the history and traditions of Kazimierz Jews.

  • Isaac Synagogue of 1644 at 16 Kupa Street .

  • High Synagogue at 36 Jozefa street opened in 1563 on the upper floor of the home of a Jewish banker. 

  • Kupa Synagogue of circa 1590 at 8 Jonatana Warszauera street and Kupa street was financed by the Jewish commune to serve the poor.

  • Popper Synagogue of 1620 at 16 Szeroka street was founded by Wolf Popper, a very rich merchant. Now a culture center.

  • Tempel Synagogue at 24 Miodowa street was built in 1862 by Krakow's progressive Jews. 

  • Remuh cemetery between Szeroka and Jakuba streets dates from years 1533 to 1799.

  • A wall of broken Jewish gravestones alongside Jakuba street contains tombstones destroyed by the Nazis.

  • Plac Wolnica square was the central piazza of the city of Kazimierz with its Renaissance town hall in the middle and also served as the main marketplace.

  • Museum of Municipal Engineering /Muzeum Inzynierii Miejskiej/ at 15 Sw. Wawrzynca street.

  • Szeroka street was the central square and main marketplace of the old Kazimierz Jewish quarter.

  • Plac Nowy square, Jewish marketplace in the 19th century is a center of Kazimierz's nightlife today. 

  • Ghetto Heroes Square (Plac Bohaterow Getta) was made a part of the Krakow Ghetto by the Nazis during WW2. The square has been turned into a memorial to the holocaust victims. 

  • Jozefa street

  • Wawrzynca street

  • Dajwor street was the eastern perimeter of the medieval Jewish quarter of Kazimierz

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