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Museum of National Memory in Krakow


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The “Pharmacy Under the Sign of the Eagle” National Memory Museum was fund in 1983 and it is located at 18 Bohaterów Getta Square.

Palace of Arts in Krakow


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The Palace of Arts at 4 Szczepanski Square was erected in the Old Town historic district, in 1901 for the Society of Fine Arts Friends entirely in Art Nouveau style.

Krakow Aquarium in Krakow


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The Krakow Aquarium and Natural History Museum is a uniquely designed modern attraction. We have incorporated modern computer info points and hand-made, detailed animal exhibits made to similate real environments and house multiple cohabitable species. Our knowledgable and enthusiastic staff will answer all your...

Starmach Gallery in Krakow


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The Starmach Gallery was established in 1989 by a couple of art historians from Krakow – Teresa and Andrzej Starmach. First it was located at Main Market Square, and the first opening took place on October 3, 1989. The gallery was active from October 1989 till July 1999.

Olympia Gallery in Krakow


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The aim of the gallery is to introduce to the art market young Polish artists with their own recognizable identity. The logo of the gallery is related to the name of Olimpia Maciejewska, the owner and the founder the gallery and to the painting of an impressionist Edouard Manet.

AG Gallery in Krakow


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Galeria AG is one of the few places in Krakow wich allow to see the effects of an artistic activity of many authors from all over the Poland. Presentation of distinguished artists from Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Katowice, Wroclaw causes obviously a great stylistic and ideological variety: the survey of Polish art of a...

Artemis Gallery in Krakow


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This gallery has been active since 1994, initially at 23 Florianska Street, next at 21 Starowislna Street, presently at 15 Poselska Street. Private contemporary art gallery, selling works in the areas of painting, sculpture, drawing, graphics and artistic photography. About one thousand items on offer, from a wide...

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...

Art Bunker in Krakow


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The history of Bunkier goes back to the year 1950. On the strength of the decision of Minister of Culture and Art the Krakow branch of the Central Bureau of Art Exhibitions (CBWA) was created. Its program, organizational and financial issues were supervised by the headquarters in Warsaw.

Manggha Centre of Japanese Art and Technology


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Formed in 1994, on the initiative of Andrzej Wajda and Krystyna Zachwatowicz, it was a division of National Museum Krakow, and also a place where the Kyoto-Krakow Foundation proactively promoted the culture, art and technology of Japan. In 2005, pursuant to a decision of the Minister of Culture, the Manggha Centre...

Aviation Museum in Krakow


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The Krakow Aviation Museum took over a few buildings and part of the grounds of the Rakowice-Czyzyny airfield, one of the oldest military airfields in Europe. Formed at Czyzyny in 1964, the museum preserves and exhibits aircraft, engines and other items of importance to the world's aviation heritage and these form...

Museum of History of Photography in Krakow


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The mission of the Walery Rzewuski Museum of History of Photography in Krakow is the protection of material cultural heritage. The museum fills it by collecting, studying, storing, preserving and making available for research and exhibition of cultural goods of photography, technique and technology of photography...

Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow


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The Galicia Jewish Museum exists to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and celebrate the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia, presenting Jewish history from a new perspective. An innovative and unique institution located in Kazimierz, the Jewish district of Krakow, Poland, the Museum is a registered charity in...

Zoological Museum in Krakow


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The Museum originated in 1782 as the “Natural History Cabinet”. The townhouse at 6 Sw. Anny Street in Krakow was its home for 184 years, until its relocation in 1967 to the Institute of Zoology at 6 Ingardena Street (formerly 50 Krupnicza Street), where it remains to the present day.

Museum of Urban Technology in Krakow


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It is one of the newest museums in Krakow which gathers exhibits related to industrial heritage of Krakow. Museum is focused on presenting the history of development of public transport in Krakow. Development of Polish technology and industry, factories and construction are also major theme of the museum.

Underground Museum of Krakow


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Krakow is so old that no one can fully grasp its immense history. The Krak’s Mound even remembers the times of the Celts and the legendary Avars. Krakow was also home to the Slavic dukes and kings who decided on the shape of the city that was to become the capital of one of the most powerful states in medieval...

Historical Museum of Krakow


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Historical Museum is very big one, located in on the Main Market Square in Krzysztofory Palace. It was opened in 1899 and since then it has gathered many precious collections. Many of them relate to former governments of the city.

Ethnographic Museum in Krakow


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A majority of the objects come from the 19th and the first half of the 20th century, though there are older objects, such as the 17th century fragments of iconostases or the 18th century Tibetan collection. Particularly valuable are the collections of archival manuscripts, drawings, photographs and glass plates,...

Archeological Museum in Krakow


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Archeological Museum in Krakow is the oldest museum of this type in Poland. It was founded in 1850 and its first name was “Museum of Ancient times”. Today it has one of the best collections of Slavic antiquities in Poland.

Jagiellonian University Museum in Krakow


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Jagiellonian University Museum is located in Collegium Maius. Between 1949 and 1964, on the personal initiative of Prof. Karol Estreicher Jr., the whole building of Collegium Maius underwent a major refurbishment and conservation, shedding all superfluous neogothic additions, that effectively blurred the austere...

Stanislaw Wyspianski Museum in Krakow


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If you saw the stained glass in the Franciscan church and the Medical Society Building and you liked it, you should definitely visit this museum. It houses numerous works of Wyspianski including designs for stained glass windows, stage sets, textiles and pastels.

National Museum in Krakow


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Krakow’s National Museum occupies the big building on 3 Maja Avenue, near Blonia. It is really hard to miss it. Construction started in 1930s but was finished in 1989. The collections of the National Museum in Krakow number almost 780,000 objects. Of these over 300,000 belong to the collection of the Princes...

Jozef Mehoffer Museum in Krakow


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Jozef Mehoffer (1869 – 1946) was a student of Jan Matejko and contemporary of Stanislaw Wyspianski. He was one of the most eminent stained-glass artists of the Young Poland movement. He decorated the interior of many cathedrals, including Wawel Cathedral.

Czartoryski Museum in Krakow


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Czartoryski Museum is relatively small but has one of the most interesting art collections in Poland. Following exhibitions are displayed in the museum

Stary (Old) Theatre


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Old Theatre in Krakow is really old. First performance took place here in 1781 and it was a French comedy. By the end of the 18th century this theatre raised almost to the name of national theatre. During the 19th century it performed across European capitals and gained fantastic fame.

Ludowy Theatre


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Ludowy Theatre, in English 'The People's Theatre', is one of the most famous in Krakow and definitely number one of its kind in Nowa Huta, the former communists-planned city founded near Krakow in 1949. The Ludowy Theatre started its performances in 1955 and has been maintaining high artistic quality of its works...

Slowacki Theatre


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The theatre has been continuously staging plays since 1893. It is one of the most famous and distinguished Polish theatre scenes. The edifice, designed by Jan Zawiejski, is ranked among the most valuable monuments of theatre architecture in Europe. There is an inscription of its façade: “Krakow for the National...

Krakow Philharmonic


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The building was completed in 1931 as Catholic House according to the design by Jozef Pokutynski. The main initiator of the building was Prince Adam Cardinal Sapieha. The initiators of the building were guided by a famous building of a similar use - Maison du Peuple in Brussels designed in 1897 by Viktor Hort.

Panga Pank Theatre


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Panga Pank Theatre has been established by Anka Wierzchowska Wozniak and Lukasz Wozniak in 2003. The name comes from a certain beautiful place in Estonia. Theatre is in constant collaboration with Stary Theatre in Krakow, TR Warszawa and K. Warlikowski’s Nowy Teatr in Warsaw.

Krakow Opera


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The Krakow Opera, established in 1954, has been proving its importance from season to season, thanks to the excellent quality of its artistic endeavours. Throughout the years, the Opera has worked with some of the world’s and Poland’s most outstanding artists, including the conductors:

Mumerus Theatre


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Theatre Mumerus, which was founded in 1999 by Wiesław Hołdys, is an association who has gathered together professional actors, directors, writers, musicians and painters. This is a NGO (Non-Governmental and Non-Profit Making Organisation).

Groteska Theatre


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The Groteska Puppet, Mask and Actor Theatre in Krakow is one of the earliest and the most renowned puppet theatres in Poland. It was founded in 1945 by outstanding theatre artists Zofia and Wladyslaw Jarema - stage directors and pioneers of the modern concept of puppet art and artistic theatre in post-war Poland.

Cricoteka Theatre


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Cricoteka, Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor was founded by Tadeusz Kantor as early as in 1980, at first as the Centre of Cricot 2 Theatre at 5, Kanonicza Street (now the seat of the Archives of the Centre).

Bagatela Theatre


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Bagatela Theatre is located at the corner of Karmelicka and Krupnicza Streets in the very centre of Krakow. Theatre was opened in 1918 by Marian Dabrowski – famous publisher in Krakow. After modernization in 1938 it became most elegant theatre in the city.

Pod Baranami Cinema


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Kino Pod Baranami is situated in the heart of Krakow, at the Main Square. It is located in a Palace called Pod Baranami (Under the Rams) which is one of the grandest palaces in town. Its three theaters offer cozy atmosphere and good movies – and one of its focuses is European cinema.

Multikino Cinema


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Multikino is one of the biggest networks of cinemas in Poland. It belongs to Polish company ITI Group which also operates on media market.

Cinema City


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Cinema City International is the largest multiplex cinema theatre operator in Central and Eastern Europe. Company is based in Israel. This modern network operates many cinemas across Poland including of course Krakow.

Ars Cinema


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Ars cinema was opened in 1995 in the same tenement where once existed older cinema called “Kino Sztuka”. Today’s Ars cinema is not a big one, but perfectly located, right next to the Main Market Square.

Kijow Cinema


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Kijow is a modern cinema, located off the Old Town area but still close to the centre, right next to Cracovia Hotel. It has 2 halls: big one Kijow Centrum and smaller one Kijow Studio.

Lajkonik Parade


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Lajkonik Parade is an old traditional Polish celebration which takes place every year on first Thursday after the Corpus Christi. The main hero of this event is Lajkonik – a rider with long beard, dressed in oriental clothes and riding on an artificial horse. He always passes the traditional route from...

Pierogi Festival (Dumplings Festival)


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Pierogi Festival in Krakow was first organized in August 2003 and lasted 2 days. Each year it was becoming more and more popular and now it lasts sometimes for even five days. It is still organized every August around 14th – 16th of the month which corresponds with the Catholic Feast of the Assumption.

International Soup Festival


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It is the only festival of this kind in Poland. It was first organized in Krakow in May 2002 and as it turned out to be successful one, since then it is held annually, always in May. It is kept in form of competition for the title of “best soup of the year” and of course public is invited to take part in...

International Festival of Street Theatres


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Every year in July, Festival of Street Theatres in Krakow is attended by many theatre groups from all over the world, mostly from European countries. Usually it takes place in the middle of July.

Jewish Culture Festival


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The Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow is one of the most important and largest events of its kind in the world. The First Festival took place in 1988 and its program focused on a scholarly conference on the encounter between two cultures, Jewish and Polish. It was a modest occasion but it turned out to have...

Wianki Festival


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History of the Wianki festival goes back into pagan times. Before Christianity dominated Poland, in pagan tradition day of 24th June each year was a day of fertility celebration called Kupala Night. Today it is only a music festival, but its characteristic feature is that it always takes place on the bank of...

Juwenalia Students Festival


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Besides Jagiellonian University, in Krakow there are many other important and big universities/academies which make the city most important educational centre in Poland. Total number if students living in Krakow exceeds substantially number of 100 thousand. Every year, usually during the second weekend of May,...

Misteria Paschalia Festival


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The Misteria Paschalia Festival is one of the most important classical music events in Poland. It takes place annually in Krakow since 2004 around Easter time. During 8 days of festival, you can hear world famous artists who perform here classical music concerts focused on religious character of Easter.
 
 
 

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