Nowa Huta communism tour in retro cars
Walking tours

Nowa Huta communism tour in retro cars

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
Do this because
  • Get a feel for Communist times in a classic Polish car from the era
  • See the utopian Socialist district Nowa Huta
  • Learn about the history of the district and its Socialist Realist architecture
  • Visit bomb shelters built for a potential World War III
  • Discover the history of Kombinat steel factory
What to expect

Do something different during your time in Krakow and explore the district of Nowa Huta with a local guide aboard a Communist-era car. You will see the typical Socialist Realist architecture of the planned neighborhood, designed as a utopian city by the Communist regime. Your guide will provide an interesting lesson about the history of Nowa Huta and show you where the large statue of Lenin stood on Aleja Róż (Avenue of Roses). Learn the story of the Arka Pana Church and the battle the locals fought to have it built.

This tour gives you the opportunity to marvel at the splendor of Plac Centralny (Central Square) while hearing about the history of Polish communism. You will visit bomb shelters located close to the city which were built for a potential World War III. Optionally you can expand your adventure by visiting shelters that were built to prepare citizens for a nuclear war.

Another interesting stop on this tour is the administration buildings of a steel factory. The factory itself cannot be visited on the inside due to governmental regulations. As an additional option, you can watch a 1950s propaganda film.

Don't forget to take photos of the tank outside the Ludowy Theatre before ending your tour.

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Where

Plac Matejki (Matejki Square)

Meeting point:

Meet your guide at the Kiss & Ride parking spots at Matejki Square.

What to remember
  • Please, it is strongly advised to contact the tour operator 24 hours before your tour starts via e-mail or phone (the contact details can be found on the voucher after your purchase)
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When
  • This tour operates every day at 8.00am, 10.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm
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Provider
Nowa Huta Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 12 hours before, you can still receive a 50 % refund.

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