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  1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Nowa Huta

Kraków: Nowa Huta Communist Experience Guided Tour

Product ID: 228157
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Learn about the Communist past of Krakow’s Nowa Huta district on a guided tour perfect for history buffs. See the socialist realist architecture of the “ideal communist city” and visit its underground bunkers.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up included

We can pick you up from your accommodation located within Old Town or Old Jewish Quarter or from our meeting points at Szpitalna 40 and Starowislna 12.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the steelworks that the city was built around
  • See Nowa Huta, the centrally-planned "perfect" communist city
  • Learn about the lives of Catholic Poles and who they managed to continue their worship under communist rule
  • Visit the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków
Full description
Journey back into Kraków’s past with a guided tour of the Nowa Huta neighborhood. Explore Nowa Huta, a district which was built to display the ideal of a communist city. Despite being intended as an ode to Stalinism, the district became a meeting point for anti-communists and a hub for the solidarity movement. After being picked up from your accommodations in Kraków, your tour will being at the enormous Central Square (Plac Centralny). The buildings surrounding the square are a museum of communist architectural styles. See the spot where a monument to Lenin once stood. Visit a local bar for a shot of vodka.

Continue to the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków and explore exhibitions depicting Nowa Huta’s history. See an atomic bunker and artifacts that were planned to be used should World War III suddenly break out.

Take photos in front of a real Russian tank that was left in Nowa Huta after the war. Learn about the intricate system of underground shelters devised by Soviet architects.

Stop by at the Ark of the Lord Church, a symbol of Kraków’s long fight for freedom and democracy, which was built by residents entirely by hand.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
Organized by

Cracow Visit local tours

Product ID: 228157