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Procession of St. Stanislaus

The first pilgrimage from Wawel Cathedral to the church in Skałka was held on 8 May 1254. Ever since, the procession has been held on the first Sunday after 8 May . Saint Stanislaus, patron...

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...

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