View down plac Jana Matejki towards the Grunwald Monument

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Grunwald Monument


This imposing monument celebrates the epic 1410 Battle of Grunwald, when a joint army of Poles and Lithuanians defeated the Teutonic Knights. This statue is a copy from the mid-1970s, based on an original from 1910 that was destroyed by the Nazis during WWII.

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Nearby Kraków attractions

1. Barbican

0.05 MILES

The most intriguing remnant of Kraków's medieval fortifications, the Barbican is a powerful, circular bastion adorned with seven turrets. There are 130…

2. Planty Park

0.08 MILES

Tracing the path of the medieval city's moat, wrapping around the Old Town from Wawel Castle, the Planty Park is an everyday piece of people's lives in…

3. Florian Gate

0.09 MILES

This attractive stone gateway is the only one of the city’s original eight gates that was not dismantled during the 19th-century modernisation. It was…

4. City Defence Walls


This small museum includes entry to both the Florian Gate and Barbican, among the few surviving remnants of the city's medieval defence walls. The Florian…

5. St Florian’s Church

0.11 MILES

This 12th-century church’s location was chosen by the oxen that carried the remains of St Florian from Rome. When the beasts would go no further, it was…

6. Czartoryski Museum

0.14 MILES

The Czartoryski boasts the city's richest art collection, including Leonardo Da Vinci's 15th-century masterpiece, Lady with an Ermine (1489–90). Other…

7. Museum of Pharmacy

0.22 MILES

The name of this museum doesn’t sound that exciting, but the Jagiellonian University Medical School’s Museum of Pharmacy is one of the largest museums of…

8. HistoryLand

0.24 MILES

Modern, kid-oriented historical exhibition that uses both LEGO building blocks and virtual-reality technology to tell key stories of Poland's national…