Kazimierz is one of the most famous places in Cracow. Here, you will find bustling cultural and artistic life, and at every turn you will see references to the history and culture of the Jews who have resided in this area for centuries.
Kazimierz is now on a par with the Old Town in terms of the number of visitors. In the late 20th century, the district was quite rough and neglected, but since then it has undergone a tremendous transformation. Renovated synagogues and tenements, countless restaurants, cafés and clubs, cherished festivals and a distinct sense of Cracow’s bohemian spirit – no wonder that Kazimierz teems with life all year round, attracting tourists who come for either (or both) religious and entertainment purposes.
Landmark sights include:
- synagogues: Old, Remah, High, Isaac, Wolf Popper, Kupa, Tempel,
- the Old Jewish Remah Cemetery,
- Szeroka street,
- New Jewish Cemetery,
- Plac Nowy (eng. The New Square) with famous zapiekanki.