Must-see attractions in Podgórze

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    Schindler's Factory


    Despite the name, this museum covers more than the story of Oskar Schindler, the Nazi German industrialist who famously saved the lives of members of his…

  • Plac Bohaterów Getta


    Known as Plac Zgody during the German occupation of WWII, this public square marks the beginning of the purpose-built Jewish wartime ghetto that stretched…

  • Pharmacy Under the Eagle


    This former pharmacy, on the south side of Plac Bohaterów Getta, tells the story of owner Tadeusz Pankiewicz, who risked life and limb trying to help the…

  • Cricoteca



    This modern museum is dedicated to the life and work of avant-garde Polish dramaturge Tadeusz Kantor (1915–90) and his experimental theatre company,…

  • Exterior of MOCAK (Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków)

    Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków


    MOCAK is one of the city's most important venues for displaying contemporary art. The main draws here are high-quality rotating exhibitions, rather than…

  • Church of St Benedict


    Tucked into a wooded hillside above Podgórze, this mysterious little church is one of the oldest in Kraków. Historians are not certain of its origin,…

  • Floral tributes laid down beside the WWII Jewish Ghetto Wall

    Ghetto Wall


    Just south of Plac Bohaterów Getta are the remains of the wartime Jewish ghetto wall from WWII, with a plaque marking the site.

  • Bednarski Park


    Across the river in Podgórze, Bednarski Park may lack for picture-perfect quality but makes up for it with wild greenery fit for adventurous wanders…

  • Podgórze Museum


    More interesting than it looks at first glance, this museum tells the story of the district of Podgórze, which for centuries operated as an independent…

  • St Benedict's Fort


    This fortress was built by the Austrians in the 1850s to defend the city's strategic bridge over the Vistula. The interior is closed to visitors, but you…

  • Rynek Podgórski


    This broad square marks the heart of the Podgórze district. The most distinctive building here is the early-20th century, neo-Gothic Church of St Joseph.

  • Old Podgórze Cemetery


    This largely forgotten burial ground dates from the late 18th century and was once Podgórze's most prestigious cemetery. The Germans destroyed much of it…