21st Małopolska Days of Cultural Heritage
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - Sunday, May 19, 2019
If you’re not afraid of dark cellars and basements and tenement houses filled with mazes of rooms, if you revel in dark tales and mysterious ruins, if you love tracing stories painted on church walls and solving crime puzzles, then the 21st Małopolska Days of Cultural Heritage are just for you!
Become a thoroughbred detective! You will enter places filled with history, usually inaccessible to the public, so don’t hesitate to ask incisive questions. What were the Cracovian Archconfraternity of Mercy and the Pious Bank? What did Jan Matejko have to do with the Convent of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and the Church of Holy Spirit? Which living and dead personalities visited the salon of the Potocki noble family at 20 Main Market Square? Why did Zygmunt Pusłowski, owner of a small palace by the Planty Garden Ring, keep a skeleton dressed in knight’s robes? You’ll find even more puzzles on trails throughout Małopolska. Why did Hasior’s Organ at the Snozka Pass never play? Why is there a Turk’s face on a wall of the fortress in Rożnów on the Dunajec River? What was Franciszek Lismanin, confessor of Queen Bona and later an ardent supporter of Reformation, doing in Czchów? Is there a grain of truth in local legends of an undertaker, witches and Slavic deities? What are the secrets of paintings in the Church of St Bartholomew in Niedzica? Finally, why is the village of Kacwin known as a “cat’s corner”?
Answers to these and myriad other questions come from hosts of sites featured on the trail, experts and tour guides. As usual, their stories are accompanied by exhibitions, games, workshops, film screenings and concerts. The secrets of Małopolska await! (Barbara Skowrońska)
Booksellers by the Vistula 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Sunday, September 29, 2019
Kraków Days 2019
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - Sunday, June 30, 2019
23th Kraków Opera Summer Festival
Friday, June 7, 2019 - Saturday, June 29, 2019
120/120: Presentation of Museum Artefacts
Friday, June 7, 2019 - Saturday, August 31, 2019
St Mary’s Church
Rynek Główny 5A history spanning over eight centuries, a high altar by Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz), a bugle call, the...
Wawel HillA limestone rock rising above the Vistula in the centre of Kraków, an ancient centre of...
ICE Kraków Congress Centre
ul. Konopnickiej 17A modern venue hosting concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, congresses, conferences, and...
Rynek Główny 1-3One of the symbols of city, a pearl of renaissance architecture, Kraków’s oldest...
Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory
ul. Lipowa 4Where the tumultuous history of a world war meets everyday life, and private lives – a...
WawelThe cave that the legendary dragon inhabited leads down from Wawel Hill to the bank of the Vistula....