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  • Date of visit: 2020-09-22
  • Visiting hours: 8:00 - 20:00
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  • Means of transport: On foot
  • Starting point: Rynek Główny, Kraków
  • Radius of visit: 1 km

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Main Market Square

This is the place of the most “mosts”: the most important public space in Kraków, the most expansive Market Square of medieval Europe, it gathers everything most characteristic...


The Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art in the Cloth Hall

Rynek Główny 1-3

REOPENED ON MAY 9, 2020 The most famous collection of Polish 19th-century painting and sculpture, and a beautiful panorama of the Main Market Square of Kraków. When visiting...


Cloth Hall

Rynek Główny 1-3

One of the symbols of city, a pearl of renaissance architecture, Kraków’s oldest “commercial centre”: Sukiennice or the Cloth Hall is one of the most important elements of...


The Rynek Underground

Rynek Główny 1/3

REOPENED ON JUNE 6, 2020 At a depth of several metres below the surface of the Main Market Square, from the Cloth Hall to St Mary’s Church, awaits a true treasure trove of information...


Saint Adalbert’s Church

Rynek Główny 3

What does this small, unimposing church do in the impressive and vast Main Market Square of Kraków? Moreover: standing askew? This edifice is a relic of very distant times, long before...


St Mary’s Church

Rynek Główny 5

A history spanning over eight centuries, a high altar by Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz), a bugle call, the star strewn murals by Jan Matejko covering the vaulting: all this in a single church! Moreover:...


Mariacki Square

Did you know that walking across the squares of Kraków, you frequently tread on – believe it or not – cemeteries!? This square is one such example! Did you know that walking...


Town Hall Tower

Rynek Główny 1

REOPENED ON MAY 12, 2020 70 metres (230 ft), 110 stone steps, the executioner’s dungeons, and 700 years on the Main Market Square: this is the Town Hall Tower, the only remnant of the...


St Barbara’s Church

Mały Rynek 8

The small, Gothic church of St Barbara is situated in the heart of the city, where it is huddled between buildings that used to stand – believe it or not – in the centre of a cemetery....


The Hipolit House

pl. Mariacki 3

REOPENED ON JUNE 3, 2020 How did Kraków burghers live in times past? Appropriately arranged, the furniture, paintings, fabrics, and trinkets recall the atmosphere of bygone days and...


International Cultural Centre

Rynek Główny 25

This historical mansion on the Main Market Square is more than just a place where research and educational projects are conducted, as it is an important venue for major presentations of art. ...


The Krzysztofory Palace

Rynek Główny 35

REOPENED ON MAY 19, 2020 Here you can see how Kraków has changed over the centuries, and in winter also marvel at the fabulously colourful Kraków nativity scenes. The...


Grodzka Street

One of the oldest streets in Kraków, it is a part of the Royal Route, the official historical royal path leading from the gates of the city to Wawel. The street was developed along an...


Bracka Street

This is most probably the most “literary” street in contemporary Kraków, made famous throughout Poland by a song of the Kraków bard, Grzegorz Turnau. You can walk into the...


Small Market Square

Small Market Square In the Middle Ages, the air over this charming corner was suffused with the aroma of meat and fish, and later also of printing ink! The Small Market Square provided...


Dominican Church

ul. Stolarska 12

Although repeatedly destroyed by fire, this church still contains splendid treasures of art and architecture, traces of grandeur of powerful Kraków families and merchant guilds, and precious...


The Feliks Jasieński Szołayski House

pl. Szczepański 9

REOPENED ON MAY 23, 2020 Feliks “Manggha” Jasieński (1861–1929) was an eminent figure in Kraków at the time of Young Poland: one of Poland’s most outstanding...


Museum of Pharmacy

ul. Floriańska 25

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Mysterious vessels, glass jars, test tubes and flasks, distilling implements, presses, grinders, herbalist accessories: it’s like exploring an...


MICET Interactive Museum / Theatre Education Center

ul. Jagiellońska 1

REOPENED ON JUNE 19, 2020 The MICET Interactive Museum / Theatre Education Centre at the National Stary Theatre relies on interactive applications to make the visitor familiar with the...


Jagiellonian University Museum

ul. Jagiellońska 15

The historical interiors of the oldest building of the Jagiellonian University and the mementoes gathered here recall the early history of the University and its eminent professors and students. ...


Franciscan Church

ul. Franciszkańska 2

Austere Gothic architecture on the outside conceals gentle arches and an explosion of colours in the Art Nouveau polychrome wall decorations by Stanisław Wyspiański, the same artist who designed...


Collegium Maius and the Jagiellonian University

ul. Jagiellońska 15

Founded by King Casimir the Great (Kazimierz Wielki) in 1364, the Jagiellonian is Poland’s oldest university, and in this part of Europe it is second only to Prague in terms of antiquity. Its...


Palace of the Bishops of Kraków

ul. Franciszkańska 3

It is here where Pope John Paul II stayed during his visits to Kraków, often holding informal audiences – greatly cherished by pilgrims - at the “pontifical window”. ...


Floriańska Street

One of the most famous and most exemplary streets of Kraków, it leads straight to the heart of the city – the Main Market Square. Today it tempts with a variety of shops, restaurants,...


St Anne's Church

ul. św. Anny 11

Thanks to the foundation of the professors of the Academy of Kraków and King John (Jan) III Sobieski, and the design of a Dutch architect, we can admire one of the most beautiful examples of...


Wyspiański Pavilion

pl. Wszystkich Świętych 2

A modern conference and exhibition centre, whose construction was sparked by an idea of the director Andrzej Wajda. A stained-glass image based on never previously implemented designs by Stanisław...


Bunkier Sztuki

pl. Szczepański 3a

The latest developments in art, as well as the buzz of artists and curators await us in the pavilion in the Planty Garden Ring. The name of the municipal gallery house and the exhibition...


The Jan Matejko House

ul. Floriańska 41

REOPNED ON MAY 30, 2020 This is where the most famous Polish painter of the 19th century, whose paintings generations of Poles became perfectly familiar with, was born. The most famous...


Palace of Art

pl. Szczepański 4

This Art Nouveau building decorated with the likenesses of famous painters and sculptures has hosted exhibitions by some of the most important Polish artists. Built in the style of the Viennese...


Pijarska Street

Pijarska Street, which used to run along the city defences, is one of few preserved intramural wall streets in Kraków. Its name, coined late in the 19th century, is connected to the Baroque...


Princes Czartoryski Museum

ul. Pijarska 15, Kraków

OPEN FROM JUNE 30, 2020 The most valuable collection in Poland, and one of the most valuable ones in Europe. The Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci or the Landscape with the Good...


KRAKIL – Museum of Illusions

ul. Straszewskiego 15

It's fascinating. It's fun. It's sure to be surprising. Basically that's all you need to know about our fabulous museum. Tickets PLN 50/40, family PLN 145 (admission free for children up to 7...


The Museum of Geology of the PAS

ul. Senacka 3

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE This is where the Kraków area reveals its most ancient and deeply hidden secrets. The museum is a part of a research centre that is a branch of the...


The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre

pl. Świętego Ducha 1

One of the most famous and most recognised Polish stages, it has operated continuously since 1893. The building of the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre is counted among the most precious examples of...


Museum of Archaeology

ul. Poselska 3

CLOSED to 31 April 2020 The building of a former prison now contains an insight into the earliest history of Małopolska and transports us into the fascinating world of ancient Egypt. ...


Saint Florian’s Gate

ul. Floriańska

In bygone times, kings returning from victorious battles, diplomats, and illustrious guests visiting Kraków entered the city through this gate. Today St Florian’s Gate (Brama...


The Barbican and the Defensive Wall


REOPENED ON MAY 9, 2020 The jewel in the crown of Kraków’s fortifications is accessible to tourists from spring to autumn, and in summer it provides a backdrop for events that...


City Walls

ul. Pijarska

Kraków once boasted 7 gates and 47 towers built into the line of the defensive walls surrounding today’s city centre. Only a short section of freestanding wall has endured to this day....


Church of Sts Peter and Paul

ul. Grodzka 52a

Kraków’s first church inspired by the sacred architecture of Roman baroque; with a magnificent stone façade and masterly designed dome, provides a key element in the panorama of...


St Mary Magdalene Square

St Mary Magdalene Square Walking from Wawel along Kanonicza or Grodzka street towards the Main Market Square, you come upon St Mary Magdalene Square: the history of this section of...



ul. Basztowa

The pearl of Kraków’s fortifications, the Barbican is one of the most exquisite examples of medieval military architecture in Europe. Never captured during a siege, it passed into...


Kanonicza Street

An exceptionally picturesque little street, where every house boasts a long and rich history, often reaching back to the first half of the 14th century Here we can savour one of the oldest and...


St Andrew’s Church

ul. Grodzka 54

One of Kraków’s oldest churches, St. Andrew’s captivates with its austere Romanesque form, contrasting with the baroque spires of the towers. Inside, it surprises with lavish,...


The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace

ul. Kanonicza 17

REOPENED ON MAY 30, 2020 The fascinating sculpture of Madonna from Krużlowa from the early 15th century is but one of the fine examples of art of bygone Poland that can be admired in the...


The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum

ul. Piłsudskiego 12

REOPEN ON MAY 23, 2020 History is recorded here in numismatics, old prints and maps, while the life of a Polish artist is intertwined with the most important moments of 20th-century Europe....


St Martin's Church

ul. Grodzka 58

With its plain facade and austere, unornamented interior, this particular church inclines one to sink into reflection and prayer. A baroque church was built in the 17th century for the Order of...


The Archdiocesan Museum

ul. Kanonicza 19

MUSEUM REOPENS ON JUNE 5, 2020 The place to see mementoes relating to the Polish Pope, John Paul II, whose collection of works of sacred art includes the oldest Polish painting. ...


The Europeum Centre for European Culture

pl. Sikorskiego 6

REOPEN ON MAY 23, 2020 This picturesque former granary now serves an artistic purpose. The permanent exhibition in the building of a 17th-century granary spans eight centuries of...


Carmelite Church “Na Piasku”

ul. Karmelicka 19

One of the favourite churches of the Kraków populace, the Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is hardly ever called by its proper name, and in the popular legends which have...


Marshal Józef Piłsudski Street

The achievements of Józef Piłsudski in Kraków and in Poland have been commemorated in the city with many commemorative plaques, sites named after the Marshal, as well as a mound that...


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