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Nowa Huta Communism Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Krakow, Poland

  • Activities

    Private Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Every day

  • Starting Location

    Your hotel

  • Price Includes

    Pick up from your hotel - Private transfer by comfortable car or mini-van - 3 hours visiting with an English speaking licensed city guide - Coffee break at the Stylowa Cafe

Highlights

  • Former Lenin Steelworks’ Main Gate and Administrative Centre – an architectural complex most characteristic for the Socialist Realist architecture
  • Cistercian Monastery and Church in Mogila
  • Wanda and Willowe residential estates
  • Ronald Reagan Central Square
  • Stylowa Cafe

Guide

Rafal

 

Trip Info

See the large complex of housing estates designed and developed by the communist authorities in 1950-ies on this walking tour. Learn about the tragedy and all the unbelievable inconveniences of our everyday life under the communist occupation. …

This is one of the most interesting city tours that allows you to visit a very unique district of Krakow – Nowa Huta that was established in 1949 by the communists. Poland was ruled by the Soviet communist regime for over fourty years since the end of the Second World War until 1989. See the heritage of that period of Poland’s history and learn a lot about it from our expert guide.

We will take you by car directly from your hotel to Nowa Huta situated about 10 km from the city centre (20 minutes drive). During about 2 hours visiting with a guide you will see all the highlights of Nowa Huta with their history related to the communism era. Our guide will introduce you to the history of that district. You will see the former Lenin Steelworks with its administrative centre and the first residential estates established by the communists in the closest vicinity of the plant.

Following the history you will reach the Central Square and Rose Avenue where there is the Stylowa Cafe – the only one from the communist period. A short coffee break in a socialist realist interior is also included in price. You will also see the most important churches and sacred places in Nowa Huta and get to know about the major role of priests, Catholics and first of all Pope John Paul II in the overthrowing of communism.

For all our tours and transfers we provide fully comfortable, air conditioned and spacious cars to be exclusively at your disposal. We are fully licensed for tour and transportation services. All our drivers speak very good English.

You are more than welcome to contact us in case of any enquiry. We will give you all additional information you need. We will fully organise your tour according to your requirements.

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