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Lajkonik

Once a year, on the Thursday following Corpus Christi , crowds gather in the courtyard of the Premonstratensian Convent . Everyone is waiting for the main hero of the day – Lajkonik, or the...

Nativity Scene Competition

On the first Thursday in December participants gather at the statue of Adam Mickiewicz at the Rynek Główny to set off on a colourful pageant after the midday hejnał call. Cracovian...

Emmaus

Each Easter Monday , Cracovians flock to the indulgence at the Church of the Holy Saviour and the Norbertine convent in Zwierzyniec. Every Easter Monday, the faithful assemble at churches to...

What say you, Mr Guinness?

In the ancient Roman Empire, all roads led to Rome. The situation in Kraków has been similar since the Middle Ages: here, all the city’s roads lead to the Main Square. The idea was...

The legend of the bugle call from St Mary’s

The bugle call became the sonic symbol of Kraków and it resounds to this day: it is played to the north, south, east and west every hour of the day. Yet, why does the melody break mid-note? ...

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