Communist Kraków Tour

from 60 PLN + tram tickets

Communist Kraków Tour

Nowa Huta is perfect place to understand the paradoxes of communism. A model communist city built in the monumental socialist-realist style in country that had just suffered great loses during Second World War. But, for communist party leaders at that time, the cost were meaningless. Tangible proof of communist power was the only thing taht mattered! this ideal city was supposed to be inhabited by ideal communist citizens. Homo sapiens (thinking people) are useless in all types of regimes because when you think , there is dangerous possibility that you won't agree with those who think for you, in this case: Marx and Lenin. The solution to this problem was to form a new human being: homo sovieticus - people who would follow the Party without question. Despite this, the communist dream didn't  work out in Poland. Those who were supposed to be homo sovieticus eventually fought against and overthrew the regime.

Nov - Feb: Wed & Fri at 11:00am;  Sat at 2:30pm

Mar - Oct Mon, Wed & Fri at 10:30am; Sat at 2:00pm

What' included?

  • English speaking guide service

What you will see

Socrealistic architecture of the Central Square.

Ark of Lord church.

Nowa Huta Cross.

Solidarnosc victory monument.

Before your visit

Where is the meeting point?
The meeting point is In front of St Mary’s church in the Main Market Square.
What means of transportation we are going to use and are tickets included?
During this tour we will use tram and while entering tram you need to purchase ticket.
How long does the tour last for?
Tou lasts for ca. 4,5h
Is this walking tour?
Yes, this is walking tour.
Can group also sign up for this tour?
Yes, however, we ask groups of 7 or more people to contact us in advance.