Krakow

Park Decjusza

  ul. Królowej Jadwigi     16 Oct 2018
This 10 hectare park in Wola Justowska is one of the oldest in Kraków. Dating back to 1535, the park was established at the same time as the Villa Decius (Willa Decjusza) - which was originally a manor house built for Justus Ludwik Decjusz, the secretary to King Zygmunt I Stary (Sigismund I the Old). Decjusz owned the entire area of Wola Justowska, and his mansion was updated many times over the centuries as it changed hands. Today it is a keen example of Renaissance architecture, hosts a fine restaurant and can be found in the far southern side of the park. Despite the park's history, unfortunately most of the original 16th century trees were destroyed during World War I. Today the park features only trees, benches, a very small playground (seriously, an upgrade is needed here) and numerous monuments by Bronisław Chromy, whose art gallery occupies the park's former communist-era band shell. You might recognise Chromy's work - he designed the Wawel Dragon and many other monuments in the centre, and here you'll find monuments dedicated to Piwnica Pod Baranami, Chopin, Wyspiański and more.

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