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Nowa Huta - living monument
Krakow - (Nowa Huta)
Krakow - (Nowa Huta/Mogila)

This tour gives you a unique chance to see the town of Nowa Huta, built by communists after the Second World War, hear the story of erecting a huge Lenin Steelworks and learn the story of so called working class.

The tour starts in Centralny Square, in the very heart of Nowa Huta, near which an enormous statue of the city’s patron - Lenin - used to stand for years, where is located Solidarity Monument now.

Afterwards, the tour continues to the steelworks - now owned by the ArcelorMittal Steel Company, which closed its gates for visitors, but we will be still able to admire its size and learn about its history.

After that we will visit the Historical Museum of Nowa Huta, which holds exhibitions dedicated to the history and tradition of the city. Then we will see the Nowa Huta Cross, symbol of the bloody fights for the establishment of a new church in the town.

Later we will go across Ludowy Theatre to the Lord’s Ark Church.

The final stop of our tour is the Monument Commemorating the Site of Bogdan Wlosik’s Death, which is dedicated to all victims of Martial Law, imposed in Poland in 1981.

Distance: 20 km
Duration: 3 - 4 hours

  • Thank you and Stanislaw for all you did in making this trip so memorable. I will be sharing my photographs and stories with my father and his brother this weekend. This is their history and I am very excited to show them where they come from.

    Thank you.
    Take care, we'll talk soon. my best to Stanislaw and your family
    your friend
    G.L. - USA

Cracow Spirit 2001 - 2014