Free tour of the Jewish quarter of Krakow Free!
It is no secret to anyone that the city of Krakow it became recognized in the world thanks to the filming of the movie “Schindler's List”, especially the streets of Jewish neighborhood Kazimierz. Beyond the boom of the movie it is worth knowing closely how the life of the Jews was in this small area.
The tour would start in the vicinity of the well-known Marketplace. From there you will go to the town of Kazimiers, which has been a population of Jewish origin for many centuries. Nowadays it is very common to discover new galleries, taverns and kosher bars and listen to Klezmer concerts.
In addition, you can visit some of the seven synagogues (Among which the Isaac's Synagogue, Kupa Synagogue, Wysoka Synagogue, Stara Synagogue and Remuh Synagogue), The Jewish Museum Galiciaplatforms, Ethnographic Museumplatforms, Museum of Urban Engineering or enjoy a cheerful conversation in the central plaza. You can also contemplate the Old Jewish Cemetery.
Then it will go through Vistula river by Love Bridge (Bernatek) to reach the population of Podgorze. For a long time it was synonymous with overpopulation, pandemics and deprivation of rights. It was considered a ghetto and for many years it was a population that everyone avoided.
Podgorze It is not a town that has a great tourist boom, much less, but it is a place that is interesting to know. There are the wall ruins (Lwowska and Limanowskiego), the Bohaterów Square which was the scene of the bloody selection that the Jews lived to be sent to the concentration camps. In the square you can also appreciate the Chairs Monument of Roman Polanski and the El Águila Pharmacy which during the war served as a refuge for dozens of Jews.
We must highlight the Ghetto Heroes Square, which was redesigned by architects Piotr Lewicki and Kazimierz Latak. This has a representation of seventy chairs built in bronze, which symbolize all the belongings and goods left behind by the Jews who were deported to the concentration camps. On Lwowska Street there is a reminder badge placed on the ruins of the wall.
In this area of Krakow the memory of the Jews who were victims of the Holocaust is kept alive. It is a way of preventing history from repeating itself and that there is so much unjustified death. But beyond the suffering experienced, Podgorze It is a good place to go. Make a little history and enjoy the good kosher food she can provide.
Our guides will offer you the most varied stories and memories of the place. This tour is totally free for groups of up to five people. From 6 onwards, private guided tours must be requested. Do not miss a different tour and learn more about one of the events that marked the history of humanity and the world in general.
- Duration: 3 hours.
- Languages: The tour is done exclusively in Spanish.
- Includes:Local guide expert in art and history.
- When to book: Book as soon as possible to ensure availability, especially on bridges and holidays.
- Cancellation: if you are not going to be able to attend the tour, please cancel the reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting.