All Around Nativity Scenes. Walking in Kraków

5 January 2018

Welcome to the guide to the third walk All Around Nativity Scenes. This year’s event comes under the banner Nativity Scene-Makers for Our City and Our Country, recalling the centenary of Poland regaining its independence in 2018.

As a result of the collaboration between local businesses and the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków with the Krakow Festival Office, you will be able to admire 27 nativity scenes from the museum’s collection, set up in shopfronts throughout the Old Town and beyond. They were all awarded prizes and distinctions in the Kraków Nativity Scene Contest between 1980 and 2007. Additionally, dozens of locations across the city present large (up to two-metretall), double-sided nativity scenes made especially by artists working today.

We start our walk at the foot of Wawel Hill, at 11 Powiśle Street. We then head along the Royal Route, through the heart of the Old Town and the Main Market Square, towards the Barbican. From there it’s just a few steps to Celestat in the Strzelecki Garden (16 Lubicz Street), hosting this year’s post-contest exhibition.

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