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.

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1. Bednarski Park

0.18 MILES

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…

2. Cricoteka

0.21 MILES

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

3. Pharmacy Under the Eagle

0.26 MILES

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…

4. Plac Bohaterów Getta

0.29 MILES

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…

5. Ghetto Wall

0.34 MILES

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

6. Museum of Municipal Engineering

0.39 MILES

Trams and trucks fill the yard of this former tram depot, while inside there's a fun collection of cars and motorbikes. A room of hands-on magnetic and…

7. Ethnographic Museum


The permanent exhibition here features the reconstructed interiors of traditional Polish peasant cottages and workshops, folk costumes, craft and trade…

8. St Benedict's Fort

0.41 MILES

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…