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 Secession, this early 20th-century building was erected for the Society of Friends of the Beaux Arts incorporated in Kraków nearly five decades earlier. Right from the outset, the gallery lent its exhibition space to leading Polish artists. The building is surrounded by a gilded frieze designed by an eminent painter of Young Poland, Jacek Malczewski. It presents the symbolical life of an artist: on one side we see happy figures, and on the other – unhappy ones. Situated on the sides of the building are busts of renowned Polish painters and sculptors, and the main façade has the patron of arts, Apollo, overlooking the entrance in a radiant halo.

Tickets: normal PLN 15, concessions PLN 10, family PLN 30

Opening times:
Mon closed, Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00
pl. Szczepański 4
12 422 66 16
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