Jewish Heritage Route

The eastern part of Kraków used to be inhabited by the Jewish diaspora. To this day, Kazimierz district has many monuments, especially religious ones.

Jewish Heritage Route
Photo Paweł Krawczyk

The trail begins by the Center for Jewish Culture on Meiselsa Street – a robust cultural centre. Next, we move towards Jewish temples. The Tempel Synagogue (Miodowa Street) was built in 1862 for the Society of the Progressive Israelites. After a look at the 17th-century Kupa Synagogue on Warszauera Street, we reach Isaac Synagogue on Jakuba Street, between 1638 and 1644. On Józefa Street, we can see the tallest synagogue in Kraków, the so-called High Synagogue, erected in 1590.

The highlight of the trail is Szeroka Street with its three temples, the most valuable of which is the Old Synagogue – the oldest Jewish structure in Poland (15th century), which currently houses a branch of the Historical Museum of Kraków with its exhibition devoted to the history and culture of Kraków Jews. Next to the Renaissance synagogue called Rema (1557), is a historical Jewish cemetery from 1511. After visiting Wolf Popper Synagogue (1620), we continue beyond the borders of historical Kazimierz to the New Jewish Cemetery at 55 Miodowa Street.


Translation: Summa Linguae

Name of the institution Category of institution
High Synagogue
ul.Józefa 38 Kraków
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Izaak (Ajzyk) Synagogue
ul.Kupa 16 Kraków
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Kupa Synagogue
ul.Miodowa 27 Kraków
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New Jewish Cemetery
ul.Miodowa 55 Kraków
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Nowy Square
Plac Nowy Kraków
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Old Synagogue
ul.Szeroka 24 Kraków
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Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery
ul.Szeroka 40 Kraków
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Szeroka Street
ul.Szeroka Kraków
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Tempel Synagogue
ul.Miodowa 24 Kraków
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Wolf Popper Synagogue
ul.Szeroka 16 Kraków
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