Festival locations

FESTIVAL CENTRE:

THE BISHOP ERAZM CIOŁEK PALACE

Kanonicza 17 Street

The fascinating sculpture of Madonna from Krużlowa from the early 15th century is but one of the fine examples of art of bygone Poland that can be admired in the beautiful mansion (often referred to as a palace) at the foot of the Hill.

Situated in the vicinity of Wawel Castle, the Gothic-Renaissance mansion was built early in the 16th century from the funds of a diplomat and patron of arts, Bishop Erazm Ciołek. It boasts two permanent exhibitions presenting the art of bygone Poland from the 12th to the 18th centuries, and also the art of the Orthodox Church from the territory of the bygone Commonwealth of Poland–Lithuania. One of the most important exhibits is Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, a depiction hewn from stone by Wit Stwosz (Veit Stoss), the artist of the magnificent high altar at St Mary’s Church, transferred from the cemetery that once surrounded the church. One of the most captivating pieces of this exhibition, which brings together a great deal of works of sacred art from the churches, monasteries, and convents in Małopolska, is the sculpture of Our Lady with Infant Jesus from Krużlowa. dating back to the early 15th century. One room is devoted to ancient Polish funerary customs and traditions: unique portraits fixed to coffins, a griffin-shaped catafalque, mourning banners, and liturgical vestments are a fascinating testimony to Sarmatian rituals and customs. In turn, the collection of icons presented in the museum is one of the most ancient and precious collections of Orthodox paintings in Central and Eastern Europe. The warehouse in the vaults is where copies of precious architectural sculptures from all over Poland, notably Wawel Cathedral and Kraków’s Church of St Mary’s, are stored.

 


 

FESTIVAL CLUB:

METAFORMA CAFE

Powiśle 11 Street

 


 

FESTIVAL BOOKSTORE:

BONA – BOOKS AND COFFEE

Kanonicza 11 Street

 


 

KRAKOW BOOK FAIR:

St MARY MAGDALENE SQUARE

 


 

LITERACKA BOOKSTORE
Krakowska 41 Street

POD GLOBUSEM BOOKSTORE
Długa 1 Street

MASSOLIT BOOKS
Felicjanek 4/2 Street

BIBLIOTEKA KRAKÓW
filia No. 49, Tysiąclecia 42

ICE KRAKÓW CONGRESS CENTRE
Marii Konopnickiej 17 Street

ZETPETE
Dolnych Młynów 10 Street

CAFE SZAFE
Felicjanek 10 Street

KOLANKO No6
Józefa 17 Street

LOKATOR
Mostowa 3 Street

SPÓŁDZIELNIA OGNIWO
Paulińska 28 Street

TEATR NOWY THEATRE
Krakowska 41 Street

C.K. NORWID CULTURE CENTRE
Górali 5

ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM IN KRAKÓW
Poselska 3 Street

„MANGGHA” MUSEUM OF JAPANESE ART AND TECHNOLOGY
Marii Konopnickiej 26 Street

THE MUSEUM OF MUNICIPAL ENGINEERING
św. Wawrzyńca 15 Street

THE ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSUEM IN KRAKÓW
Wolnica 1 Square

 

 

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