This magnificent and historic exhibition inside the Cloth Hall covers Polish art from in and around the 19th century, and its major trends of portraiture and epic historical painting. Comprising just four rooms, the museum is refreshingly small, giving proper attention to each piece, some of which are enormous and all of which are gorgeously framed. Almost everything by Jan Matejko here is rightly considered a national treasure, and the collection also includes works by Jacek Malczewski, Józef Chełmoński and Stanisław Witkiewicz, as well as Władysław Podkowiński's famous 'Frenzy' from 1894. Like a small slice of the Louvre in Kraków, but without the crowds, one of the perks of a visit is access to the magnificent balcony overlooking the market square. Recommended.
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Open 09:00-17:00. Closed Mon, Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 10:00-16:00.
Price/Additional InfoAdmission 25/15zł, family ticket 50zł, kids 7-16 and students under 26 (with valid ID) 1zł, kids under 7 free; Sun free.
Kraków’s main market square (Rynek) serves as the city’s gravitational centre, and is the natural start and finish point for any tour of the city. Originally designed in 1257 - the year Kraków was awarded its charter – the grid-like layout of the Old Tow
Rynek Główny 1-3
Rynek Główny 1/3
Jan Matejko House
ul. Floriańska 41
Jan Matejko Monument