Kazimierz – Jewish quarter

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Kazimierz is a historic district of Krakow, formed approximately in the 14th century in which the Jewish community lived. Until the 19th century it was a separate town. Currently it is one of the most important tourist attractions of Krakow as well as an important center cultural life of the city.

Kazimierz was named after King Casimir III. It was created to protect the southern part of Krakow. The Jewish quarter was created only at the end of the 16th century.

Today Kazimierz is the heart of the city’s nightlife and cultural life. There is a large number of pubs, restaurants and cafes, where tourists and residents spend time from morning to late evenings

Kazimierz on the map

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