6 June 2020
The long, difficult period of social isolation has nevertheless contributed to the flourishing of alternative ways of experiencing culture, mainly online: displays of rare archival items, myriad educational materials and festivals held entirely online.
We also watched many events streamed live. So don’t take your eye off festivals traditionally held in June – even if they aren’t officially held in their full format. The Miłosz Festival, Cyber Wianki and the Prologue of the 30th Jewish Culture Festival are just some examples – and if we think of them as a test of their organisers’ creativity, they’ve certainly hit the bullseye! The Krakow Photomonth Festival, inaugurated by virtual events, is seizing the opportunity to hold presentations in real space – and for far longer than the usual month. Museums and exhibition spaces are gradually opening their doors, promising brand-new exhibitions after a long break in very tangible spaces. Theatres are starting rehearsals, and some are already holding performances.
The campaign “Become a Visitor in Your Own City. Explore Kraków” is also bringing a breath of hope. Since we’ve spent such a long time in isolation, let’s take a look at our city from a fresh perspective and discover things which had previously eluded us. In Kraków – a city full of surprises and mysteries – there is bound to be something to amaze everyone!
BECOME A VISITOR IN YOUR OWN CITY. EXPLORE KRAKÓW!
We talk to Prof. Jacek Majchrowski, Mayor of the City of Kraków, about how local residents can rediscover their city at the time of the pandemic.
Become a Visitor!
Daily hustle and bustle sometimes makes us forget how beautiful Kraków is and why it draws so many tourists. When we finally emerge from our homes after months of lonely isolation, let’s take a fresh look at our city! Now it’s the locals’ to explore it as tourists!
In the Footsteps of Kings
There is surely no trip more Cracovian than a walk along the Royal Route! Why have we prepared this trail as part of the “Become a Visitor in Your Own City. Explore Kraków” campaign for local residents?
JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL
KRAKOW PHOTOMONTH FESTIVAL
St Mary’s Church
Rynek Główny 5A history spanning over eight centuries, a high altar by Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz), a bugle call, the...
Wawel HillA limestone rock rising above the Vistula in the centre of Kraków, an ancient centre of...
ICE Kraków Congress Centre
ul. Konopnickiej 17A modern venue hosting concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, congresses, conferences, and...
Rynek Główny 1-3One of the symbols of city, a pearl of renaissance architecture, Kraków’s oldest...
Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory
ul. Lipowa 4Where the tumultuous history of a world war meets everyday life, and private lives – a...
WawelThe cave that the legendary dragon inhabited leads down from Wawel Hill to the bank of the Vistula....