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. Sat 10:00 - 18:00, Sun 10:00 - 16:00, Closed Mon.
Price/Additional InfoAdmission 20/15zł, family ticket 40zł, kids 7-16 and students under 26 (with valid ID) 1zł, kids under 7 free; Sun free.
Rynek Główny 1-3
Rynek Główny 1/3
Jan Matejko House
ul. Floriańska 41
Jan Matejko Monument