Art of the Orient. Ottoman Turkish Tents

  Wawel 5 ,   Old Town         27 Oct 2023

This exhibit in the western wing of the castle comprises decorative art from the Near East which was highly prized and fashionable amongst the Polish nobility as it entered the kingdom via military and trade contact with Turkey, Iran, the Caucasus and Crimea. Visitors will see carpets, banners, ceramics, arms and armour, exhibited over two floors. The most important part of the exhibit are the trophies, banners, weapons and other artefacts captured during King Jan Sobieski III's famous victory over the Turkish army at Vienna in 1683, including Ottoman tents and Ottoman commander Kara Mustapha Para's sabre.

Average visiting time: 50mins.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 20/15zł.


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