Świętej Anny Street, Kraków

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Świętej Anny Street
Świetej Anny Street in Kraków.jpg
View towards the west, with the Church of St. Anne (right) and Planty Park in sight.
Krakow Center - Ulica Anny.svg
Length 280 m (920 ft)
West end Podwale Street,
Studencka Street
East end Main Square

Świętej Anny Street (Polish: Ulica Świętej Anny, lit. St. Anne's Street) - a historic street in Kraków, Poland.[1]

To the west, the street heads to a former Jewish quarter, hence its former name, Żydowska Street (Ulica Żydowska, lit. Jewish Street).[2] Historically, the street saw the location of a synagogue, cemetery and a Jewish bath house until the fifteenth-century, when the Jewish population was moved to the north to the present location of Szczepański Square.[3] The etymology of the street derives from the presence of the Church of St. Anne. The street features several university-related buildings, formerly housing colleges, dormitories and a library.[4]

Features[edit]

Street No. Short description Picture
6 Collegium Kołłątaj - a Classicist building built between 1787 and 1791 to house the mathematics, nature, mechanics and hydraulics classes of the Jagiellonian University. Jagiellonian University Collegium Kollataja (Collegium Phisicum), 6 sw. Anny street, Old Town, Krakow, Poland.jpg
8-10 Collegium Maius - the oldest buuilding of the Jagiellonian University, standing in the very centre of the former university quarter. CM UJ.jpg
12 Collegium Novum - housing the Jagiellonian University Medical College built between 1873 and 1887. The building was opened on the 500th-anniversary of the Jagiellonian University's founding in the fourteenth-century. Collegium Novum, Kraków.jpg
13 Church of St. Anne - a church built in the Gothic architectural style according to architect Tylman van Gameren's designs. The street owes its name to the church. Krakov, Stare Miasto, kostel sv. Anny.JPG

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kraków. Ulica św. Anny po remoncie [ZDJĘCIA]". krakow.naszemiasto.pl (in Polish). 31 July 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Uniwersytecka Kolegiata Św. Anny – w Krakowie". kolegiata-anna.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Kościół św. Anny, Kraków, ul. św. Anny 13, telefon i godziny mszy". krakow.naszemiasto.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Ulica św. Anny po rewitalizacji i z nowym ciepłociągiem - Magiczny Kraków". krakow.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 16 April 2017.