Krakow’s communist district, Nowa Huta, is the perfect place to understand the paradoxes of this system. It is one of only two planned socialist realist settlements. A utopian ideal communist city, monumental and grand, built in a country that had just started to raise itself from the rubble of World War II.
On this tour, you will learn about the political story behind this district, about the people that inhabited it and their revolution for freedom. See one of the best examples of an ideal communist city which today, surprisingly, has a lot to offer.
On this 4-hour walking tour you will:
- see the monumental headquarters of the steel plant and communist party offices
- enter original bomb shelters and command center from the 1950s, where everything remained untouched as a testimony to the times of the Cold War
- see the representative part of Nowa Huta – monumental Central Square and the Avenue of Roses
- visit the housing units designed to create new socialist inhabitants and a new model of life
- enter the 'Ark of Lord' church, a symbol of spiritual resistance of Catholic workers against the communist party will
- have a communist-style snack in the original period interiors