Krakow

Jan Matejko Manor House

  ul. Wańkowicza 25 ,   Nowa Huta          (+48) 511 51 43 55     05 Jul 2021

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 are taken on a short but informative tour, during which you'll see reproductions of Matejko’s famous ‘Gallery of Polish Kings,’ as well as many illustrations, everyday items and period furniture.

Next door is the wooden Church of St. John the Baptist - also worth seeing.

Open

Open 11:00-19:00. Closed Tue, Wed, Thu.
Open Mon by prior arrangement only.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 15/10/5zł.

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21.09.2009
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Though most tourist maps show Jan Matejko's house accessed by a wooded trail behind the playground at Nowa Huta Lake, this path has been blocked by a locked gate which the locals react by easily climbing over. When we did as well we were instantly stopped by the police who, admitting the gate's presence was mindless, didn't give us much of a hard time.
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