City Defence Walls
This small museum includes entry to both the Florian Gate (Brama Floriańska) and Barbican (Barbakan), among the few surviving remnants...
This attractive stone gateway is the only one of the city’s original eight gates that was not dismantled during the 19th-century...
Cracow City Tours
A decent range of city walking and bus tours, including a popular four-hour bus tour, as well as longer day excursions to the Wieliczka...
The enormous ‘Shadow’ attracts a perfect (as in perfectly tanned) crowd with house sounds, produced by DJs fresh in from Ibiza, and...
We don't often advise ordering seafood so far inland, but let Farina be the exception to that rule. Your server will bring over a cart...
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Czartoryski Museum information
The Czartoryski Museum boasts the city's richest art collection, including Kraków's most valuable painting: Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine . Among other important works is Rembrandt’s Landscape with the Good Samaritan . Other exhibitions include Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Etruscan art as well as Turkish weaponry. At the time of research, the museum was closed for renovation but expected to reopen in 2015. During renovation, the Lady with an Ermine was being exhibited at Wawel Castle.
Apart from the paintings, the museum itself has had its own exciting history. Secretly moved to Paris in 1830, the collection shifted to Kraków in the 1870s. During WWII, Nazi occupiers seized many valuable paintings and took them to Germany. Some items were never recovered. The Lady with an Ermine was among the works seized but was found and returned by American soldiers after the war.