The palace at the corner of the Rynek Główny is the headquarters of the History of Kraków Museum . Once an aristocratic town house, the...
Historical Museum of Kraków
At the northern corner of the square, the collection within the 17th-century Krzysztofory Palace relates the story of Kraków from 1257...
Palace of Fine Arts
The centrepiece of the Art Nouveau Plac Szczepański is this elaborate edifice on its west side. An incredible frieze circles the...
This is the city’s best-known theatre company and has attracted the cream of its actors. To overcome the language barrier, pick a...
This place has more atmosphere than your typical milk bar, thanks to the Gothic vaulted ceiling, but the food is still straightforward...
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Wyspiański Museum information
One of Kraków’s most beloved and talented sons is the focus of this museum. A key figure of the Młoda Polska (Young Poland) movement, Stanisław Wyspiański was an impressively multitalented creative type who explored many branches of art. A painter, poet and playwright, he was also a designer renowned for his stained-glass designs, some of which are in the exhibition. Among his never-realised projects was Acropolis, a political, religious and cultural centre to be built on Wawel Hill. There’s a model made according to his design – an amazing mix of epochs and styles, including a Greek amphitheatre and a Roman circus.