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Kościuszko Mound - Apartments Krakow

After an eventful exploration of Cracow, would you like to take a rest amidst green trees and admire a breathtaking view of the city? We suppose, that we know such a place.

Kościuszko Mound (Kopiec Kościuszki) is guarding Cracow since 1823, when it was erected to commemorate one of the most significant figures of Polish history – Tadeusz Kościuszko. It is one of four mounds modelled in Cracow, and a place where you can touch the past and admire the panorama of Kraków.

Tradition of erecting mounds dates back to the pagan period, when such constructions were of religious importance. In further centuries mounds gained a defensive aim, and since 17th centrury they have been modelled to commemorate significant personages or solemn events.

Indeed, Tadeusz Kościuszko went down in history as a national hero of Poland, Belarus, Lithuania and the United States as well. He fought in the Polish uprising against Russia and was an important figure durig the American Revolution. Kościuszko strongly believed in the ideals of human rights and was a close friend and an admirer of Thomas Jefferson. In 1794, as a Supreme Commander of the Polish National Armed Forces, he led the uprising against Imperial Russia and the Kingdom of Prussia. The idea of creating a mound appeared shortly after the hero's death and was quickly accepted by the Senate of Free City of Cracow, as it was thought that such a memorial will be difficult to devastate.

Nowadays, Kopiec Kościuszki is one of the main tourist attractions. It has been always a favorite place to run away from daily problems for the all citizens of Cracow. The mound rises over the city proudly, but this is not only a lovely scenery. There is a museum devoted to Tadeusz Kościuszko, that displays mementoes and artifacts that belonged to the great hero. In addition, there is a legend that inside the mound there is the ground coming from the battle fields on which Tadeusz Kościuszko fought. There is a cafe as well, where you ca have a brilliant coffee...

Kopiec Kościuszki was an isnpiration for Count Paul Strzelecki, a patriot and Australian explorer, to name the highest mountain in Australia, Mount Kościuszko. The mount in its shape resembles the mound in Kraków.

  

How to reach Kopiec Kościuszki from P&J Apartments? There is direct bus Nr 152 from the bus stop Basztowa LOT. It takes up to 15 minutes to the bus stop Słonecznikowa, you need to get off.

 

 

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