Explore Nowa Huta, a city established mid twentieth century as an ideal social realist settlement accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide.
Head to the city centre and greet your guide and the rest of the tour between St. Florian’s Gate and the Barbican. From here, set off to the closest tram station (travel ticket not included) and relax as the tram trundles to Nowa Huta.
This district, located 10 kilometers east of the city center of Krakow, is a socialist realist model city built after World War II. It was designed to demonstrate the benefits of Communism to the Polish population.
Visit the Central Square (Plac Centralny) and the Avenue of Roses, in the centre of Nowa Huta. Contemplate the stark and pragmatic buildings and the five large avenues which meet in the Central Square to form a star. Moreover, here is where an enormous statue of Lenin once stood.
Continue the tour by exploring Os Wandy 14, the exemplary socialist realism neighborhood. Your guide will breathe life into the fascinating history of Krakow and Poland under the Communist regime. Learn about the ration stamps, censorship or the media control was part of the daily life of the Poles under the Communist regime.
You will also visit Zeromskiego Park, the People’s Theatre and Tadeusz Sendzimir Steelworks, the second largest steel plant in the country, and the main reason Nowa Huta was established. Then, explore the Lord’s Ark Church, symbol of Krakow’s resistance to the Communist regime.
You will also enjoy a screening of the propaganda films (entrance not included) that the population had to see regularly, to create an ideal society.
The tour will finish at the starting point at around 2pm.
Per personUS$ 22.5
The tour is exclusively in English.
Expert English speaking guide.
Tram ticket (approximately 2.70 euros per person).
Entrance to the screening (approx. 1.20 euros per person).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Krakow).
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St. Florian's Gate and the Barbican