1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Nowa Huta

Krakow: Nowa Huta Tour with a Local NGO Guide

Product ID: 112579
See gallery
Do something different during your time in Krakow and explore the district of Nowa Huta with a local volunteer guide. See the typical Socialist Realist architecture of the planned neighborhood, designed as a utopian city by the Communist regime.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Polish, Russian

Pick-up service

Pickup possible from your hotel or hostel in Krakow.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:

Loading...

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of the most interesting and more recent neighborhoods of Krakow
  • See the typical Socialist Realist architecture of Nowa Huta
  • Learn how the area was planned as a utopian city
  • Watch a propaganda film from the 1950s in an historic café
  • Go down to the underground shelters built in preparation for a nuclear war
Full description
Get an interesting lesson about the history of Nowa Huta and see typical examples of Socialist Realist architecture aboard a Communist-era car. Learn where the large statue of Lenin stood on Aleja Róż (Avenue of Roses), and marvel at the grandeur of Plac Centralny (Central Square). Get familiar with history of polish communisim by taking a ride on classic polish car of that era and visiting a bomb shelters located around a city in case of III World War

Get impressive views from Centrum E and the Nowa Huta Cultural Center, and then look for the shelters built to prepare for nuclear war. See the former Światowid Cinema, and visit the 13th-century Mogila Abbey and its little church of Saint Barthélemy. Learn the legend of Queen Wanda on Wanda Mound, and discover the birthplace of the district at the Kombinat steel factory.

Look at a famous sign that was altered after the fall of communism, and watch a 1950s propaganda film in the historic C-2 Południe Cafe. Take photos of a tank outside the Ludowy Theatre (People’s Theatre). Learn the story of the Arka Pana (Lord's Ark) Church and Chapel of Conciliation and the battle the locals waged to have it built.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off on request
  • NGO guide
  • Transportation by classic car
  • Private tour of The History of Nowa Huta Quarter museum
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance tickets to the museum
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is in English, but can also be organized in Dutch, French, Italian, or Spanish if booked at least 48 hours in advance, subject to availability
• The tour is organized by the local NGO, The Foundation of Positive Promotion of Nowa Huta
Save up to 20%

From £28.21 £22.57 per person

Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 43 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.7/5

Organized by

eNHa Trip Nowa Huta tour

Product ID: 112579