Kazimiierz — Jewish Quarter
Once a separate town founded in 1335 by famous polish king Kazimierz Wielki/Kasimir the Great. In the late 15th century Kazimierz became a center of Jewish culture. It bears witness to centuries of peaceful coexistence of two peoples, Jewish and Polish. The Jewish part is concetrated around Szeroka Street and The New/Jewish Square.
During our walk you can admire seven preserved synagogues (two of them are the most important:
- The Old Synagogue-once center of religious and social life of Jewish Community, now Museum of Jewish History and Culture
- The New/Remuh Synagogue – the only synagogue in function), Jewish Cementary-the oldest cementary in Poland and one of the very few Jewish Cementary in Europe… and I'm sure you'll feel the unique and magic atmosphere of this quarter:)