Find out more about life and absurds of the communist era
Poland became a communist country after Second World War. According to the communist regime everyone should be equal, but they weren’t. There were people equal and „more equal” as members of communist party. Communist tried to change the way of thinking. Communism lasted in Poland 44 years. Poland was the first country, which regained independence out of the soviet block.
Nowa Huta is a district of Krakow. It is great place to find out more about the life under communism and the paradoxes of communism. The city was built in the monumental socialist-realist style during Stalin’s regime. Communist created a new social order. This ideal city was supposed to be inhabited by ideal communist citizens – homo sovieticus – people who would follow the Party without question. In the 1980s it became the heart of revolution and resistance within Poland.
We will see together:
*Central Square or Ronald Reagan Square – heart of Nowa Huta
*Residential area, blocks, courtyards – to understand how the people live here and what is the main idea of such a construction
*Soviet tank – a soviet relict in Nowa Huta
*”Lord’s Ark” church – the first church in communist district of Nowa Huta,
*The People’s Theatre
*The Cross defended by people of Nowa Huta
*Restaurant with orginal design from communist period – we invite you for a lunch
On your request it can be arranged dinner in a local restaurant. There is also possibility to see different place on the same day. I am flexible and I encourage You to contact me if you have any special request.
MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
I suggest to get to this place by tram to experience local way of transportation. Tram ride from the city center to Nowa Huta (circa 20 – 25 minutes one way).
ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED
25 zloty – 17 zl for optional lunch in a famous restaurant with design from communist period
8 zl – return tram ticket per person
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