Botanical Gardens in Krakow


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Botanical Garden in Krakow was founded in 1783 by the rector of Jagiellonian University and it is today the oldest one in Poland. In the 19th century it was one of the largest botanical complex in Europe with English and French style gardens. During the World War 2 it was completely pludered by the Nazis. Reconstructed after the war, today occupies the area of 9,8 hectares.

There more more than 6000 species of plants. In the greenhouse, visitors can admire palm trees and the 400 year old oak called the “Jagiellonian Oak”. It has been visited by thousands of people every year. Botanical Gardens are especially attractive in spring when thousands of flowers cover the park. To the complex belongs also the Botanical Museum which possesses the oldest polish botanical collection concerned with scientific and educational activity of Jagiellonian University.

Address: 27 Kopernika Street

Opening hours:

only from April to September

every day 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (in autumn 5 pm)

glasshouses 10 am - 6 pm (on Fridays closed)

Entrance tickets:

(include also Botanical Museum)

5 PLN – normal

2 PLN - reduced

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