St. Mary's Basilica
Built in the 14th century, this brick church is one of the best examples of Polish Gothic architecture. The polychrome murals date from the 19th century and are the work of Jan Matejko and his students.
St. Mary's Basilica
St. Mary's Basilica
St. Mary's Basilica
St. Mary's Basilica
St. Mary's Basilica
St. Mary's Basilica
Collegium Novum
Design: Feliks Księżarski, built between 1873 and 1887; opened for the 500th anniversary of the Jagiellonian university's foundation.
Collegium Novum
Collegium Novum
Collegium Novum
Collegium Novum
Collegium Novum
Collegium Novum
Collegium Novum
Collegium Novum
Biblioteka Jagiellońska
Established in 1364, the Jagiellonka moved to its current building in 1939, which since then, had to be expanded twice.
AGH University of Science and Technology
While the University was opened in 1919 (then called the University of Mining and Metallurgy), the construction of the campus began only in 1923. The main building was designed by Sławomir Odrzywolski, in cooperation with Adam Bellenstedt and Wacław Krzyżanowski.
AGH University of Science and Technology
AGH University of Science and Technology
AGH University of Science and Technology
AGH University of Science and Technology
Cloth Hall
The Cloth Hall is an iconic building in the center of Krakow’s Old Town. Its history goes back to the 14th century and it’s even called Europe’s oldest shopping center ! After a fire destroyed the earliest Cloth Hall in the 16th century it was rebuilt in Renaissance style; then at the end of the 19th century, a major restoration project took place and the upstairs museum space was created.
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
Cloth Hall
Wyspiański Pavilion
Design: Krzysztof Ingarden, opened in June 2007
Inside you can find a City Information point and three stained-glass works conceived by Stanisław Wyspiański originally designed for the Wawel Cathedral but at the beginning of the 20th century deemed too grotesque and controversial to install.
The outside of the building consists of rows of moving bricks allowing the lighting of the interior to be adjusted.
Wyspiański Pavilion
Wyspiański Pavilion
Wyspiański Pavilion
Wyspiański Pavilion
Nova Huta Administrative buildings
Built in 1952-55 to the design of Janusz Ballenstadt and Janusz Ingarten, the twin buildings are among the best examples of socialist realism in Poland. They’ve seen famous visitors such as Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro.
Ice Conference Center
Design: Krzysztof Ingarden and Jacek Ewy, in collaboration with Arata Isozaki; opened in 2014
ICE Conference Center
ICE Conference Center
ICE Conference Center
ICE Conference Center
ICE Conference Center
ICE Conference Center
Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow
Design: Claudio Nardi Architetto, 2010
The MOCAK is housed in pavilions of the former Schindler's Factory. A modern glass structure encloses the renovated halls and its sawtooth roof corresponds with the industrial roof-lines of the historic buildings.
MOCAK
MOCAK
MOCAK
MOCAK
CRICOTEKA Museum of Tadeus Kantor, Kraków
Design: Biuro Architektoniczne Wizja and nsMoonStudio
CRICOTEKA
CRICOTEKA
CRICOTEKA
CRICOTEKA
CRICOTEKA
CRICOTEKA
PURO Hotel Kraków Kazimierz
Staircases
Hotel Francuski
Hotel Francuski
Palac Bonerowski
Palac Bonerowski
Kino Pod Baranami
Kino Pod Baranami
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Its tunnels have a length of over 300km and there are 3000 chambers spread across 9 floors at different depth up to 327m below the surface.
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Chapel of St. Kinga
Chapel of St. Kinga
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Interested in more architecture highlights in Poland ? Have a look at my lists for Warsaw, Gdansk and Poznan.
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