Collegium Novum of Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland

In 1364, Pope Urban V granted a royal charter to Casimir III the Great, the King of Poland from 1333 until 1370, to establish a university in Kraków. The highly-rated Jagiellonian University now educates over 43,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students. It is the second oldest university in Central Europe. This handsome Neo-Gothic structure is Collegium Novum, the university’s main building. It was created by architect Feliks Księżarski and finished in 1887 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the school’s founding. The design is similar to Collegium Maius, a campus building from the late 14th century.


Gołębia 24, 31-007 Kraków, Poland


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