Kościuszko Mound

A 300m high man-made peak erected in memory of Poland's most celebrated revolutionary. As the driving force behind the 1794 insurrection against foreign rule Tadeusz Kościuszko's finest moment came in the Battle of Racławice where his band of peasant soldiers scored a historic win over the Russian army. Having fought with distinction in the American War of Independence the mound was built between 1820-1823 using earth from the battlefields on which Kościuszko had fought so gallantly. Climbing the peak is exhausting work, but the panoramic views of Kraków are a worthwhile reward. At the bottom of the mound lies the neo-Gothic Chapel of St. Bronisława, which contains a medley of objects connected to Kościuszko's life, and in the surrounding area are Austrian fortifications dating from 1850; today they house two cafes, a radio station, restaurant, wax museum and five additional historical exhibitions. Admission is included to all exhibits and the hours are the same as to the mound, except two exhibits: 'Cracovian Mounds,' and 'Kościuszko - The First Chapter' (open 09:30 - 19:00).

Admission 11/9zł.

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Open 09:00 - 21:00, Sat, Sun 09:00 - 23:00. Last entrance 30 minutes before closing.

Address:

Al. Waszyngtona 1

Phone:

(+48) 12 425 11 09

www:

http://www.kopieckosciuszki.pl
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