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  • Date of visit: 2019-05-23
  • 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

The most famous collection of Polish 19th-century painting and sculpture, and a beautiful panorama of the Main Market Square of Kraków. When visiting Kraków, you simply cannot skip...


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

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 on Kraków’s past. ...


Filming the Main Market Square


Europe’s largest mediaeval square is a perfect location for shooting various films. It offers a wide range of options as it can be the backdrop for both grand crowd scenes in historical...


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...


The Tower of Freedom 1918

Rynek, Kraków

The historic takeover of the guardhouse at the foot of the Town Hall Tower from the Austrians took place in 1918. It was then that the red-and-white Polish flag was flown from the tower for the...


Town Hall Tower

Rynek Główny 1

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 original seat of the city...


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

How did Kraków burghers live in times past? Appropriately arranged, the furniture, paintings, fabrics, and trinkets recall the atmosphere of bygone days and ways. Situated just next to...


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

Here you can see how Kraków has changed over the centuries, and in winter also marvel at the fabulously colourful Kraków nativity scenes. The impressive historical mansion (called...


Grodzka Street

Rynek Główny – Wawel

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...


Under the Stag Mansion

Rynek Główny 36, Kraków

This mansion, sometimes referred to as Ludwikowska to honour its 16-century owners, housed the famous Under the Stag Inn where Johann Wolfgang Goethe stayed from 5 to 7 September 1790. The poet cum...


Bracka Street

ul. Bracka

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...


Pod Baranami Palace

Rynek Główny 27

Rynek Główny 27 phone: +48 604 056 605 e-mail: eventy@palacpodbaranami.pl


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

Feliks “Manggha” Jasieński (1861–1929) was an eminent figure in Kraków at the time of Young Poland: one of Poland’s most outstanding collectors, and by far the...


Museum of Pharmacy

ul. Floriańska 25

Mysterious vessels, glass jars, test tubes and flasks, distilling implements, presses, grinders, herbalist accessories: it’s like exploring an alchemist’s chamber. Mysterious...


MICET Interactive Museum / Theatre Education Center

ul. Jagiellońska 1, Kraków

The MICET Interactive Museum / Theatre Education Centre at the National Stary Theatre relies on interactive applications to make the visitor familiar with the fascinating history of this Polish...


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...


St Mark's Church

ul. św. Marka 10


The Jan Matejko House

ul. Floriańska 41

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 Polish historical painter of the...


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

ulica Pijarska, Kraków

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...


Piarist Church

ul. Pijarska 2


The Arsenal of the Princes Czartoryski Museum

ul. Pijarska 8

The Czartoryski Princes Museum has been under renovation since 2010, and the most famous piece from its hallmark exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine , is on display at Wawel...


The Museum of Geology of the PAS

ul. Senacka 3

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 Institute of Geological Sciences of...


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

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. The most important exhibit,...


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


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 immerse you in medieval history...


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

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 beautiful mansion (often referred...


The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum

ul. Piłsudskiego 12

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. The 19th-century mansion...


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