Together, we will visit Nowa Huta - well preserved communist district of Krakow, which was built during the 1950s as the utopian ideal communist city. Nowadays it is an open-air museum of so-called socialist realist architecture. We will tell you how life under the communist regime looked like from our, then child perspective, what was funny, what was sad, what we were dreaming of as children. During our experience, first, we will take a tram to go to the central part of the former model communist city Nowa Huta and we will enter the main museum of the district. We will show you the place where the gigantic monument of Lenin used to be and tell you a lot of funny stories connected with it. Then we will have a shot of vodka with typical snacks from the époque in the restaurant which looks exactly like 20 years ago, visiting it's a travel back in time! Later we will proceed to see People's Theater and other typical communist building on our way to the local farmer's market. Finally, we will see Lord’s Ark church, made by the citizens by hand as a sign of the resistance against communism.
Hey! It's Monika, Hanka, Joanna, Paweł, and Tomasz! We are licensed guides of Krakow and we will be more than happy to take you to the famous, communist district of Krakow - Nowa Huta and share our knowledge and funny anecdotes about this place. During the experience, we will see communist architecture and a place where a huge monument of Lenin used to be. We will have a shot of vodka and a typical snack from our communist childhood. Which, by the way, was not so grey and gloomy as you probably imagine...
tasty local snack at the buzzy market where only locals are visible
vodka shot in a communist-style restaurant
local tram from the city center to Nowa Huta district and back
We will take a tram to go to the central square of Nowa Huta, enter the museum and see the place where the gigantic monument of Lenin used to stand. Then we will visit the epic, époque restaurant which looks exactly like during communist times. will proceed to see People's Theatre, local farmer's market where we will shop for typical snacks. Finally, we will see a huge Lord’s Ark church, made by hand by the citizens of Nowa Huta