Podgorski Market Square in Krakow


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History of Podgorze starts in 1784 when Emperor Joseph II established free town of Podgorze. It was separated from Kazimierz Quarter and Old Town by Vistula river. It was incorporated to Krakow in 1915 and since then it is just one of its districts.

During World War 2 in 1941 – 1943 there was a Jewish Ghetto here. Today in the centre of Podgorze exists a small, almost triangular square called Podgorski which reminds about previous independent town. There is still a building of former town hall here and Church of St Joseph. It is the biggest church in Podgorze, built in neo-Gothic style in 1905 – 1909 to a design by Jan Sas-Zubrzycki.

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