Institute of Archaeology

Gołębia 11
31-007 Krakow
12 663 12 79
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Institute of Archeology of the Jagiellonian University

Our institute is the oldest archeological institution in Poland. It has been active in the field of research, education, and promotion of science since 1863. It has produced many eminent researchers and academic teachers. Today, the Institute runs a number of excavation projects in Poland and abroad and provides higher education in the field of archaeology and ancient history to more than 450 students.

You are welcome to collaborate with us and to follow the work of our students and scholars. Modern archaeology is not only a very important and fascinating field of research, but also a great adventure exploration and bringing back to the world of what has been long forgotten.

Stanisław Pigoń Visiting Professors' House

Garbarska st. 7a
31-131 Kraków
12 422 30 08
12 429 63 31
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The Guesthouse

The Stanisław Pigoń Visiting Professors House at ul. Garbarska 7a is located at the edge of the historic city centre. It is only a few score steps away from the main University buildings and overlooks a peaceful walled orchard of the Carmelite Friars.

Optional trips

Rynek Underground - On the trail of Krakow's European identity

Ever wondering how modern cities looked like in the Dark Ages?

Rynek Undergound, located just below the Main Market Square in Krakow, offers the chance. It is a unique place, where history combines with archaeology and modern techniques.

This certainly is one of Krakow's must-see-places!

Approximate cost is 10 EUR (but we hope that we will get a significant dicscount).

"Wieliczka" Salt Mine

The "Wieliczka" Salt Mine is one of the most valuable monuments of material and spiritual culture in Poland. Each year it is visited by more than one million tourists from all over the world.

It is also a world class monument, featuring among twelve objects on the UNESCO's World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.

Today, the "Wieliczka" Salt Mine combines many centuries of tradition and modernity, the history of several hundred years and an underground metropolis with extensive infrastructure.