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
John Paul II lived here, twice. Once as Karol Wojtyła, the young priest with a penchant for skiing (his skis are on show), and later as a bishop, in grander, adjacent rooms. T
This early 14th century palace is one of the most outstanding buildings in Kraków; in fact, at the time it was built, the palace was second in splendour to only Wawel itself. Thoroughly restored, today it is one of the most modern and impressive branc
Located in a 17th century granary on formerly-forgotten Sikorski Square, this branch of the National Museum was opened in 2013 and houses the city's large collection of European painting and sculpture, in addition to hosting lectures, concerts and oth
Built in 1250 by Dominican friars from Bologna, the church lost many of its treasures when it was gutted by fire back in 1850. Rebuilt in 1872 this huge structure is now an important evangelical centre. The image of Our Lady of the Rosary, found inside t
The National Museum has 11 branches in Kraków, with this monolithic structure - apparently built over the course of half a century from 1935 to 1989 - being the main administrative branch and landing spot for the institution's most ambitious exhibits.
Kraków’s oldest church sits not unlike a lost orphan at the southeast corner of the m
Consisting of two separate exhibits, Ulica Pomorska offers the most chilling museum experience in Kraków (which is saying something). Located in the Dom Śląski, or ‘Silesian House,’ this infamous building became the Kraków headquarters of the Gestapo