Plac Nowy


The centre of Kazimierz is marked by this popular square, with its signature early-20th-century roundhouse at the centre. This was once the commercial heart of the former Jewish quarter. These days it's a place to chill between bars and perhaps indulge in a zapiekanka, an open-faced sandwich consisting of a combination of baked cheeses and other toppings, sold from stalls in the roundhouse. Sunny days bring an impromptu flea market with vendors selling fruit, veg and discarded household items.

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1. Judaica Foundation

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This large 19th-century prayer room serves as a leading venue for lectures, films, art presentations and discussions concerning local Jewish life and…

2. Isaac Synagogue

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Near the southwestern edge of the Remuh Cemetery is Kraków’s largest synagogue, dated from 1638. Following partial destruction in WWII, it was returned to…

3. Kupa Synagogue

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This small synagogue, which started life as a hospital, dates from the mid-16th century and was partly built into the Kazimierz city walls (still visible…

4. Temple Synagogue

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One of the quarter's most visually arresting synagogues, the Temple dates from the mid-19th century. It was built in Moorish style and then given a lavish…

5. High Synagogue

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This former place of worship was built around 1560, in Renaissance style, and is the third-oldest synagogue after the Old and Remuh synagogues. The High…

6. Remuh Cemetery

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This evocative cemetery stands just behind the Remuh Synagogue and dates to the Renaissance period of the 16th century. It was the quarter's main burial…

7. Remuh Synagogue

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Near the northern end of ul Szeroka is the district’s smallest synagogue and one of only two in the area still used regularly for religious services. The…

8. Corpus Christi Church

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In the northeastern corner of Plac Wolnica and founded in 1340, this was the first church in Kazimierz and for a long time the town’s parish church. Its…