Krzysztofory Palace

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Rynek Główny 35
  • The impressive exhibition "Cyberteka" - urban development of Krakow since the pre-location times
  • Exhibits, models, multimedia elements, a movie about old Krakow
  • Christmas Cribs Exhibition

Opening hours

  • Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30
  • Free entry every Tuesday

About

Especially for lovers of... Krakow and its urban development. In the beautiful Krzysztofory Palace (one of the tenement houses on the Main Square), the National Museum arranged an unusual exhibition called "Cyberteka", which combines the effects of many years of research on the organization of Krakow. In one place you are able to see the city's development from pre-location to today. 

The combination of three-dimensional projections with the interior of a historic palace decorated with polychromes from the 18th century gives an amazing effect. Eclecticity at its best! Do you want to see what Wawel looked like 1000 years ago in 3D? If you do - feel invited!

Sections of the exhibition:

  • Cracovia Origo's - tells about the most ancient pre-building times
  •  Oppidum - history of the creation of Krakow
  • Civitas - tells about the location of the city by the King Bolesław Wstydliwy
  • Forum - development of the city through the prism of the Main Market Square
  • Agglomeration - the phenomenon of the Tri-City: Krakow - Kazimierz - Kleparz
  • Great Krakow - a project of urban development of Krakow, started in 1909 and lasting until today

Interesting Facts

Krzysztofory? What does it even mean?

The name comes from the figure of Saint Krzysztof on the facade of the Palace.
It had an interesting history - built in the thirteenth century was the residence of wealthy, middle-class families.

The Swedish Deluge seriously destroyed the building, but it was beautifully restored, it was given a Baroque character. The walls were decorated with polychromes, and the furnishings were even more deluxe than Wawel's ones (from Krzysztofory Palace, these beautiful pieces of furniture were borrowed to decorate the Wawel during the coronation ceremonies of the King Augustus II).

The building changed owners very often. At one point, it fell into the hands of a company that wanted to dismantle the palace in order to erect a tenement house in its place. Fortunately, the public protested and this devastation did not happen. Today, the Palace serves as a branch of the National Museum and it is finally safe.

Important info

  •  You can get to the Museum by public transport - tram stop: Teatr Bagatela
  • Exchange your printed voucher for a ticket at the Museum ticket office
  • The last entrance to the Museum is possible 45 minutes before closing
  • To get a discount, you must show a document confirming the age (students should present a valid student ID)
  • The ticket is non refundable

Faq

Can the Museum be visited on a different day than the date on the voucher?

Sure, you can use the voucher any day after the purchase date.

Does the voucher have to be printed?

Yes, it is necessary. You will not receive a ticket without a printed voucher. If you need help printing it out, please visit our Tourist Information Point. Our consultants will print it out for you.