Communism in Poland Tour
- Meeting point: From any place in the center of Krakow
- Meeting time: morning, (afternoon - on request)
- Transport: Minivan/Minibus
- Duration: 3,5 h
- Operated: daily
- Minimum number of people: 2
Communism in Poland Tour - Nowa Huta
Alley of Roses
Main Street of Nowa Huta
Nowa Huta is a place filled with the atmosphere of polish communism. This tour is a great opportunity to get familiar with those strange, but interesting times, when shelves in the shops was almost empty and everything was under control of politics, who feed society with propaganda and ruled by fear and violence of security services and secret police.
Krakow is not only an Old Town!
Soviet supremacy remains in Nowa Huta
In the beginning Nowa Huta was a separated city, designed from the ground as an ideal socialistic workers living place. City was inhabited by industry employees who worked in steelworks. Thank to the specific terms of formation, Nowa Huta contains many totally unique places. Nowadays it became a district of Krakow, but it's still undervalued by tourists, who are focused on Krakow Old Town or former Jewish district. That's why we would like You to present this amazing district and make You feel the atmosphere of the past!
During the 3,5 hour tour concentrated along the area of Nowa Huta You'll see:
Administration Center of Tadeusz Sendzimir Ironworks
Main gate of Ironworks
– the most famous industrial company in Poland (In the past it was Lenin Steelworks)
- Jan Matejko's Manor – Old Polish residence where You can admire amazing masterpieces of famous Polish painter, Jan Matejko
- Central Park with the monument of Solidarity
- Alley of Rose and Alley of Friendship
- The most famous socialistic restaurant, founded in 1956 “Stylowa” Restaurant, where You can taste the dishes from the communism epoch.
Wanda's Housing - The first housing built in Nowa Huta
Mother of God's Church
- Mother of God's Church, known as The Ark of the Lord – famous temple which was the symbol of fight with the regime. Communist Government tried to destroy the religion in Poland but people of Nowa Huta stand against them. Church was consecrated by Karol Wojtyla, who later became a pope John Paul II.
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