Culture...

It's impossible to mention the word "Cracow" and not say "culture" the same sentence. In this city you are absolutely immersed in all of life's finer things. Cherubs and gargoyles look down from almost every ancient palace and townhouse - guarding the endless treasure troves of everything cultural. From famous paintings, like Da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine" to Egyptian artefacts, to catacombs which easily break the thousand-year marker, you'll find more culture and history here than in most cities on this planet. When you've satisfied your museum-hunger, move right along to Cracow's many galleries. Showcasing the best of the old as well as the brightest modern stars, you'll get more art than you can handle. And let's not forget about the city's own, unique Cracow Culture. There's not many places in the world where "nie kulturalny" (uncultured) survives as a powerful cut-down. We've prepared an easy to use directory of all of the city's finer things. Perfect for balancing out that "Drink" section!

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The Stained Glass Museum

The Stained Glass Museum

Museum Old Town

Museum in a legendary workshop

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Art Decorum

Art Decorum

Internet Gallery Internet

Setting new standards

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Cloth Hall Gallery

Cloth Hall Gallery

Museum Old Town

Longstanding gallery of 19th Century Polish Painting

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Space Gallery

Space Gallery

Gallery Old Town

Distinguished art gallery in central Cracow

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Otwarta Pracownia

Otwarta Pracownia

Gallery Kazimierz

Offbeat treasure trove of talent

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Dominican Church

Dominican Church

Church Old Town

An old timer with a youthful touch

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Museum of History of Photography

Museum of History of Photography

Museum City Centre West

Flashes of inspiration

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Jewish Community Center

Jewish Community Center

Cultural Centre Old Town

A beacon for Polish Jews

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St Catherine's Church

St Catherine's Church

Church Kazimierz

Sublime acoustics amidst gothic splendour

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Teatr Barakah

Teatr Barakah

Theatre Kazimierz

Independent artistic theatre company

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Mikro

Mikro

Cinema City Centre North

Cosy little cinema for lovers of fine films

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MOCAK

MOCAK

Museum Podgorze

Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow

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Auschwitz Jewish Center

Auschwitz Jewish Center

Museum Oswiecim

Centre of Jewish culture and learning in Oswiecim

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ICC

ICC

Institute Old Town

Exhibitions, conferences and much more

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The Aviation Museum

The Aviation Museum

Museum Further afield

Chocks Away!

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Galicia Jewish Museum

Galicia Jewish Museum

Museum Kazimierz

A fresh look at Poland's Jewish heritage

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Ethnographic Museum

Ethnographic Museum

Museum Kazimierz

Magic encounter with folk art

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Hipolit Townhouse

Hipolit Townhouse

Museum Old Town

Nostalgic treasure just off the Square

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Groteska

Groteska

Theatre City Centre West

Vibrant theatre for all the family

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Pauza Gallery

Pauza Gallery

Gallery Old Town

Multi-purpose gallery above Pauza Club

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St Mary's Basilica

St Mary's Basilica

Church Old Town

Gothic great on the main square

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Zderzak

Zderzak

Gallery Old Town

Established contemporary art gallery on Florianska

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Philharmonic Hall

Philharmonic Hall

Music Venue City Centre West

Major classical venue just beyond the Planty

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Oskar Schindler's Factory

Oskar Schindler's Factory

Museum Podgorze

The famous factory of Oskar Schindler

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Bunkier Sztuki

Bunkier Sztuki

Gallery Old Town

Top centre of contemporary art

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Pharmacy Under The Eagle

Pharmacy Under The Eagle

Museum Podgorze

A gem of a museum chronicling the wartime ghetto

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Opera

Opera

Opera Old Town

A night at the opera

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Old Synagogue Museum

Old Synagogue Museum

Museum Kazimierz

A glimpse into Cracow's Jewish past

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BB Gallery

BB Gallery

Design City Centre North

Leading gallery of contemporary art

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The Jozef Mehoffer House

The Jozef Mehoffer House

Museum Old Town

Delightful museum about Cracovian artist

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National Museum

National Museum

Museum City Centre West

Must-see museum just beyond the Old Town

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Museum of Archaeology

Museum of Archaeology

Museum Old Town

Archaeological ace on Senacka

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Slowacki Theatre

Slowacki Theatre

Theatre Old Town

Opera and Theatre in Belle Epoque style

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Sanctuary of Divine Mercy

Sanctuary of Divine Mercy

Church Lagiewniki

Modern basilica and Catholic pilgrimage site

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Manggha Centre

Manggha Centre

Institute City Centre West

Krakow's centre for Japanese culture

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Wawel Royal Castle

Wawel Royal Castle

Museum Old Town

The Royal and State Apartments

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Capella Cracoviensis

Capella Cracoviensis

Music Old Town

Cracow's Musical Pride

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NOVA

NOVA

Gallery Old Town

Born in the bowels of boheme

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Archdiocesan Museum

Archdiocesan Museum

Museum Old Town

Catholic Glory at the foot of the Royal Castle

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Corpus Christi Church

Corpus Christi Church

Church Kazimierz

Mysterious marvel in Kazimierz

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Starmach Gallery

Starmach Gallery

Gallery Podgorze

Respected gallery of contemporary art

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Bagatela

Bagatela

Theatre City Centre West

Musicals and light drama just beyond the Planty

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Wawel Cathedral

Wawel Cathedral

Church Wawel

Cracow's spiritual home

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St Anne's Church

St Anne's Church

Church Old Town

Showpiece of Cracow Baroque

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Bishop Erazm Ciolek Palace

Bishop Erazm Ciolek Palace

Museum Old Town

Art of old Poland in a beautiful palace museum

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Rynek Underground

Rynek Underground

Museum Old Town

Traces of Krakow's European identity

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Szolayski House

Szolayski House

Museum

Krakow's temple of Art Nouveau

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Europeum

Europeum

Museum

From granary to gallery of European art

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Malopolski Ogrod Sztuki

Malopolski Ogrod Sztuki

Venue Old Town

Not so garden variety of arts

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Amber Museum

Amber Museum

Museum Old Town

Krakow's very own amber chamber

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Teatr Laznia Nowa

Teatr Laznia Nowa

Theatre Further afield

A new feather in Nowa Huta's Cap

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Olympia Gallery

Olympia Gallery

Gallery Kazimierz

Discerning gallery in Kazimierz

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Plac Bohaterow Getta

Plac Bohaterow Getta

Monument Podgorze

Monument to the heroes and victims of the Jewish Ghetto

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Stary Teatr

Stary Teatr

Theatre Old Town

Historic theatre in the heart of Cracow

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Teatr Ludowy

Teatr Ludowy

Theatre Further afield

Legendary Theatre in Nowa Huta

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AB Gallery

AB Gallery

Design Old Town

Alladin's Den of ceramics in the Cloth Hall

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KTO Theatre

KTO Theatre

Theatre City Centre West

Street theatre from a Cracow crew

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Pszczyna Palace Museum

Pszczyna Palace Museum

Museum Further afield

Glorious Palace Museum West of Cracow

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University Museum

University Museum

Museum Old Town

Discover the sumptuous halls of the university

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Nowy Wisnicz Castle

Nowy Wisnicz Castle

Museum Further afield

Princely residence east of Cracow

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Lost Wawel

Lost Wawel

Museum Old Town

Archaeological treats on Wawel Hill

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International Print Triennial Cracow

International Print Triennial Cracow

Gallery Old Town

Champions of Graphic Art

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Bielak Gallery

Bielak Gallery

Gallery Old Town

Photography and Jewellery duet

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Institute of Nuclear Physics

Institute of Nuclear Physics

Institute City Centre West

It's not rocket science...

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Pieskowa Skala Castle

Pieskowa Skala Castle

Museum Further afield

Branch of the National Museum outside Cracow

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Wyspianski 2000 Pavilion

Wyspianski 2000 Pavilion

Cultural Centre Old Town

Exhibition and information hall in a unique style

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Krakow Historical Museum

Krakow Historical Museum

Museum Old Town

The History of Cracow

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Palac Sztuki

Palac Sztuki

Institute Old Town

The Friends of Fine Arts Society

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Tischner European University

Tischner European University

University Old Town

A university for all

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Galeria AG

Galeria AG

Gallery Old Town

Vibrant gallery just off the square

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Cricoteka

Cricoteka

Cultural Centre Old Town

Tribute to a Legend of World Theatre: Tadeusz Kantor

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Siwek-Front Gallery

Siwek-Front Gallery

Gallery Old Town

Eponymous gallery of Cracow artist

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Transport Museum

Transport Museum

Museum Kazimierz

Great kids option in Kazimierz

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Bialy Pradnik Manor

Bialy Pradnik Manor

Institute City Centre North

Culture Centre in a beautiful historical manor

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The Jan Matejko House

The Jan Matejko House

Museum Old Town

Tribute to a towering figure in the arts

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Jan Fejkiel Gallery

Jan Fejkiel Gallery

Gallery Old Town

Prints, drawings and more

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The Florianka Hall

The Florianka Hall

Music Venue City Centre North

Palatial Concert Hall in the City Centre

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Scena pod Ratuszem

Scena pod Ratuszem

Theatre Old Town

Little theatre on the Market Square

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Niepolomice Museum Of Art

Niepolomice Museum Of Art

Museum Further afield

Historical interiors and art exhibition outside Krakow

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Slaski Theatre

Slaski Theatre

Theatre Further afield

Theatre and Opera in the Silesian capital

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Slaskie Museum

Slaskie Museum

Museum Further afield

Main museum of the Silesian region

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Mumerus

Mumerus

Theatre Old Town

Originality... creativity... Mumerus!

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Ardente Sole Foundation

Ardente Sole Foundation

Institute City Centre West

Poland's finest court dance ensemble

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Goethe Institute

Goethe Institute

Institute Old Town

Germania in Cracovia

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Rydlowka Museum

Rydlowka Museum

Museum Further afield

Birthplace of a masterpiece

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Centre For Jewish Culture

Centre For Jewish Culture

Institute Kazimierz

Cultural foundation in a former synagogue

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Cervantes Institute

Cervantes Institute

Institute Old Town

Don Quixote comes to Cracow

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Gallery Kawaleria

Gallery Kawaleria

Gallery Old Town

Attractive gallery attached to restaurant

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Scena przy pompie

Scena przy pompie

Theatre Old Town

Summer stage of the Slowacki Theatre

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The House Under The Cross

The House Under The Cross

Museum Old Town

The Heady World of Cracovian Theatre

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Market Square

Market Square

Landmark Old Town

You can't miss it, really

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Church on the Rock

Church on the Rock

Church Kazimierz

Fabled church on the Vistula

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Franciscan Basilica

Franciscan Basilica

Church Old Town

Flaming floral wonder

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Bernardine Church

Bernardine Church

Church Old Town

Baroque belter below the castle

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St Adalbert's Church

St Adalbert's Church

Church Old Town

Small is beautiful

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Crypt of Honour on the Rock

Crypt of Honour on the Rock

Crypt Kazimierz

Pantheon of Polish Greats

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Cracow University of Technology

Cracow University of Technology

University City Centre

Cracow University of Technology

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MOHO Gallery

MOHO Gallery

Gallery Kazimierz

Hip modern art gallery and independent music club

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French Institute

French Institute

Institute Old Town

Promoting French Culture in Cracow

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2 Swiaty Gallery

2 Swiaty Gallery

Gallery Kazimierz

Popular Kazimierz Gallery

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