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ISCIS 2014 Venue

The ISCIS 2014 Symposium will be held in Krakow, Poland on October 27 and 28, at International Cultural Center in the vincity of Collegium Maius of the Jagiellonian University, the oldest Polish university. The International Cultural Center is locate at the main square, in the heart of the old city of Krakow.

 

Kraków is one of the oldest cities in Poland and the former capital of Poland. The 13th-century merchants' town has Europe's largest market square and numerous historical houses, palaces and churches with their magnificent interiors. Further evidence of the town's fascinating history is provided by the remnants of the 14th-century fortifications and the medieval site of Kazimierz with its ancient synagogues in the southern part of town, Jagellonian University and the Gothic cathedral where the kings of Poland were buried. The urban layout of Cracow, an outstanding example of medieval architecture, is based on four core areas: the centre, around the market square; the Wawel, the hill inhabited since the Palaeolithic and the site of the imperial palace; the urban district of Kazimierz; and the Stradom quarter. The historic center of Krakow is listed on UNESCO World Heritage List.

Krakow is easily accessible through two airports: Krakow Balice Airport and Katowice Airport with flights operated by Lufthans, LOT Polish Airlines, AlItalia, Austrian, Aeroflot, Finnair, Ryanair, Wizzair and others. The Krakow Balice Airport is located just 15 km from city center and is accessible by train and local buses.

Collegium Maius is the oldest building in the Jagielonian University (oldest university in Poland), dating back to the 14th century,  when King Władysław Jagiełło donated a building to the university. Almost every room in the building has its own legend and is associated with such outstanding personalities, among others Nicolaus Copernicus, the renaissance astronomer.

The building was rebuilt in the 15th century as a Gothic structure. It has a large courtyard bordered with arcades. Professors lived and worked upstairs, while lectures were held downstairs.

More information about Krakow attractions & entertainment & culture & business & restaurants.

International Cultural Centre exists since 1991  engages in a wide range of activities and focuses on art, multicultural events and multidimensional approach to cultural heritage.  It is also a place for education and research. The activities are based on cooperation with foreign partners, such as organisations, institutions, researchers and specialists. It holds various international conferences. 

Location of International Cultural Centre (Rynek Główny 25, 31-008 Kraków):

Wierzynek Restaurant, as one of the oldest in Europe, is famous for its old Polish cuisine and care for royal court customs. The origin of the restaurant dates back to 1364, the year in which a splendid and abundant feast took place in a  tenement on the Main Market Square in Krakow. Many world leaders and celebrities have visited the restaurant including Charles de GaulleFidel CastroSophie Marceau and Kate Moss. (Information from wierzynek.com.pl and wikipedia.org)