Kazimierz Jewish District
Krakow's Kazimierz district marks the traditional home of the city's Jewish population. Though it suffered much destruction in World War II, Kazimierz has been steadily building itself back into a cultural hotspot in Krakow.
Located just across the Vistula River in Krakow, Park Inn by Radisson Krakow Hotel places visitors just a short distance from the historic Kazimierz neighbourhood. Choose this hotel in Krakow
to visit the Jewish Quarter and other storied areas of the city.
Krakow's historic Jewish Quarter - Kazimierz
Founded in 1335 by King Kazimierz the Great as a city separate to Krakow, the nation's Jews found a home there in the late 15th century. Over time, Kazimierz became one of the most important cities to the displaced Jewish population in Europe.
Given the long influence of its Jewish inhabitants, Kazimierz lays claim to some of the oldest synagogues in Europe, including the Old Synagogue, which dates back to the 15th century. The district also has a historic cemetery, with tombstones dating from the 1500s to 1800.
World War II brought much destruction and violence to the district, and Kazimierz laid in disrepair for much of the 20th century. However, the last few decades have brought increased prominence to the neighbourhoods - many buildings have been restored as cafes and nightclubs, and Kazimierz has taken on a new identity as a hub of bohemian culture in Krakow.
Spend the day in Kazimierz with a room at Park Inn by Radisson Krakow Hotel
Guests of the Park Inn by Radisson Krakow Hotel will be well placed to explore historic Kazimierz. This hotel in Krakow will puts guests at the doorstep of the district, so they can visit ancient buildings, art galleries or new, trendy cafes in the area. Don't forget to stop by the Museum of Urban Engineering and Ethnographic Museum of Jewish Culture Center.
Plus, the Park Inn by Radisson Krakow Hotel offers comfortable accommodation and modern amenities, so guests can return to peaceful rest at the end of the day.