What was Krakow like during the communist era? Dare to discover a different side of the Polish city by following the traces of communism through Krakow on this guided tour.
Communism Tour of Krakow
At the scheduled time, we'll meet at the side gate of St. Mary's Basilica to start a tour that will take you back to the communist era in Krakow. During the guided tour, we'll visit the most important monuments of the communist period.
We'll go back to the end of the German occupation after the Second World War, to the birth of the Polish People's Republic. Walking around the exterior of the Universities of Science and Technology and the University of Agriculture, we'll see sculptures that will give us some clues to the importance of communuism in Krakow and Poland.
What was the way of life of the Polish population during this period, was real socialism ever established in Poland, and did the city improve under this regime? Throughout the tour, our expert guide will answer these and other questions. You'll soon become a real expert on the history of Krakow!
We'll also pass through some areas of the city where the Polish communist regime used various forms of repression against the population, learning in depth about some of the most darkest episodes of history for the people of Krakow.
We'll then visit the headquarters of the Solidarity trade union and some old factories near the city centre. What's more, we'll make a stop at one of Krakow's famous milk bars, one of the most representative symbols of life at that time.
Finally, we'll reach the Jubilat building, the largest supermarket in Krakow during the communist era.
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Tour in English
Per personUS$ 17.50
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
You can book up until 36 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
St Mary's Basilica.