Cloth Hall Gallery in Krakow

 

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The Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), a huge market hall built in the 13th century in the middle of Rynek Glowny (Main Square), enlarged in the 14th century in the Gothic style and remodeled in the mid-16th century after Renaissance fashion, was restored in 1875–1879 and became the city’s showpiece facility hosting grand balls and patriotic celebrations.


Its location and character made the rooms on the first floor of the Sukiennice a perfect place for the National Museum in Krakow. Initially the Museum shared premises with the Fine Arts Society. Today Cloth Hall houses a branch of National Museum – Gallery of the 19th century Polish art. The huge canvases of historical paintings like Matejko’s “Hold Pruski” (Prussian Oath of Fealty) and Siemiradzki’s “Pochodnie Nerona” (Nero’s Torches) are audacious in both size and detail. Gallery is overlooked by many visitors but definitely worth visiting. 
Address: 3 Main Market Square (in Cloth Hall)

Opening hours:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays – Sundays: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tickets:
12 PLN – normal
6 PLN - reduced





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