Communist Krakow Nowa Huta tour
Walking tours

Communist Krakow Nowa Huta tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish , German
Availability: Consult the calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 4 hours
Do this because
  • Explore one of only two planned socialist realist districts
  • Find out about the communist history of Krakow
  • See socialist architecture up close
What to expect

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

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What's included
  • Professional, local guide
  • Short movie show
  • Transportation to/from attractions (24 hours public transport ticket)
  • Entrance to the attractions
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Where

Floriańska, 31-019 Kraków, Poland

Meeting point:

Meet your guide 5 minutes before the starting time between St. Florian's Gate and the Barbican. The guide will be carrying a yellow umbrella or Walkative! sign.

What to remember
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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When
  • English tour:
    • November to February: Friday and Monday at 10.00am
    • March to October: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.30am
  • Spanish tour:
    • April to June: Monday and Thursday at 10.00am
    • July: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10.00am
    • August: Monday to Friday at 10.00am
    • September to October: Monday and Thursday at 10.00am
  • German tour:
    • April to October: Saturday at 11.00am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 12 hours before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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