Located in Krzesławice - a charming village hidden just one street behind Nowa Huta’s artificial lake, here you’ll find the small manor house with a wood shingle roof once used as a workshop by Poland’s greatest 19th century painter, Jan Matejko. Though seemingly ironic today, this is where the artist went to escape the crude haste of life in Kraków. First inhabited by Hugo Kołłątaj - an eminent Enlightenment political activist who co-penned Poland’s constitution (the first in Europe), Matejko purchased the manor in 1876 adding on the porch and the extension which would house his workshop. Inside guests will see Matejko’s famous ‘Gallery of Polish Kings’ as well as many illustrations, everyday items and period furniture. Groups should arrange visits in advance by calling tel. 501 45 12 52 if the main number fails. Next door is the wooden Church of St. John the Baptist - also worth seeing.