A very special concert will take place on February 26th at ICE Congress Cen-ter. Legendary Zbigniew Wodecki - the titan of local venues scattered along the Vistula will be joined on stage by Mitch&Mitch exotic and contemporary Polish band. They are going to perform the soundtrack of „1976: A Space Odyssey”. http://bit.ly/1oAI6nY
MUFO Museum of Photography07-09-2023
MUFO in Kraków is the only museum in Poland that concentrates solely on photography. Currently until 17th of September you can see a unique exhibition that shows the projects of this year four finalists of Deutsche Bӧrse Photography Foundation 2023 contest - Bieke Depoorter, Samuel Fosso, Arthur Jafa i Frida Orupabo.
MATEJKO. THE PAINTER AND HISTORY01-09-2023
The National Museum in Kraków presents the work of one of the greatest polish painters of all time – Jan Matejko.
Manggha Museum show the mutual cultural relations between Poland and Japan, the East and the West.
WOMAI world of my all inspirations03-08-2023
WOMAI is the Center for Science and Senses, a unique place that combines two opposing worlds: light and darkness, which blind heroes and scientists perceive. The emotions and knowledge added to the exhibitions are authentic and personal.
Tauron Arena in Kraków21-07-2023
Tauron Arena in Kraków is biggest venue in town. Their schedule is full of interesting events such as concerts, sport and educational events, festivals and fairs.
28th Summer Jazz Festival in Kraków14-07-2023
Is the biggest jazz festiwal in Poland. This year there will be 130 concerts and over 500 artists from all over the world.
Vodka Factory Museum Fabryczna 1307-07-2023
This fascinating museum is located in the historic premises of Kraków's No. 11 brand vodka factory, which was built in the 1930s and later distilled by state-owned alcohol producer Polmos, eventually shutting down in 2010. Today the site has been revitalised and immaculately transformed into the Fabryczna City complex.
Charlotte Bistro special Set30-06-2023
Charlotte Bistro - located on the ground floor of our building has got a special sets of food for afternoon snack on sale now.
Zakrzówek Park & Swimming Pools22-06-2023
From 22nd of June Zakrzówek Park is officially open. It offers five swimming pools with a depth of 40 centimeters to two metres, that were created in the lagoon of the former quarry. Thanks to calcium deposit the water has a unique turquoise colour and it is surrounded by high cliffs – so it all creates a perfect place to relax and enjoy summer days.
III European Games Kraków15-06-2023
European Games Kraków - Małopolska 2023 will take place from 21st of June till 2nd of July 2023.
22. Great Dragon Parade01-06-2023
22nd edition of Great Kraków’s Dragon Parade will take place on the 3rd of June. On this evening at 10pm, beasts of different kinds and sizes can be seen flying over the Vistula river, next to the Wawel Castle. There will be lights show and music concert to compliment the event.
Lego Exhibition Bricks&Figs11-05-2023
New exhibition presenting over 12 thousand artefact has opened in Kraków. You can find some unigue pieces never before available for individual sale at shops.
Bottiglieria 1881 restaurant with 1 Michelin star05-05-2023
If you are lookig for an exceptional meal there is a restaurant in Kraków that has been awarded 1 Michelin star and that is Bottiglieria 1881.
the Mastercard OFF CAMERA 28.04 – 7.05.202327-04-2023
The 16th edition of the Mastercard OFF CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema is upon us. Throughout the years, the Festival has undergone changes and continued to evolve. From the outset, however, it has always provided information and commentary on the present state of the world. Addressing important current topics, the Festival has dared to go against the grain. It thus became one of the most recognizable events of this type in Central Europe.
Weekend special manu with prawns at Scandale Royal21-04-2023
This weekend visit Scandale Royal restaurant at the ground floor of our main building to enjoy special menu with prawns!
Book-a-Balance mobile SPA14-04-2023
Massage is a perfect way to relax and improve the mood. So we believe it is a great idea to treat yourself to one during your stay in Kraków. Especially that you can have Spa arriving to your apartment.
Easter Fair in Kraków06-04-2023
The Easter Fair is now on at Main Market Square and you can visit it untill 10th of April.
Saint Joseph fare at Small Market Square23-03-2023
From 17th till 26th of March you can visit Saint Joseph fare at Small Market Square (just behind Sain Mary’s Basilica). There is a fatastic selection of hand made items, ideal for gifts. There are also stalls with some local food to try. Traditional folk music bands will be performing daily as a part of this event, so it is definately worthwile to check it out.
"Some Were Neighbors" exhibition17-03-2023
Right next to Antique Apartments at Planty park there is an open air exhibition presented: "Some Were Neighbors".
80th anniversary of the liquidation of Kraków Ghetto10-03-2023
On March 13th and 14th, 1943, German Sonderdienst squad had undertake the brutal action of final liquidation of Kraków’s ghetto. This Year to comemorate this tragic events the March of Remembrance starts at noon on Sunday the12th from Plac Bohaterów Getta.
Helena Rubinstein. First lady of beauty – exhibition22-02-2023
The Galicia Jewish Museum presents an exhibition telling the story of incredible life of Helena Rubinstein.
Happy Valentaine's Day14-02-2023
Here’s to a Valentine’s Day filled with good wine, good food, good friends.
31st Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity26-01-2023
31st Grand Finale will play on 29 January 2023 under the theme: "We want to beat sepsis! We play for all – the little and the big ones!"
The exhibition of paintings by Tamara Łempicka19-01-2023
There is an exceptional opportunity to visit the exhibition by Tamara Łempicka presented by National Museum in Kraków.
Museum by Dominikanski Church13-01-2023
To comemorate the 800th anniversary of creation of Dominikan Order in Kraków the museum has been opened at the church at Stolarska 12 street.
Attractions in Kraków during the Festive Period22-12-2022
There is a lot to do in Kraków during the Festive period, as city has perfected the art of the Christmas spirit over the years.
Galician Advent Fair 202219-12-2022
This fair is situated right in front of Galeria Krakowska and is on until 24th of December.
80th Jubilee Competition of Krakow Nativity Scenes08-12-2022
On the 4th od Dcember the winners of this yaer’s jubilee competition of Krakow Nativity Scenes have been anounced. As tradition dictates, the nativity scenes will be now shown to the public from December 5, 2022 to February 27, 2023 at the post-competition exhibition at the Krzysztofory Palace.
Kraków Christmas Market 202225-11-2022
Kraków Christmas Market starting on the 25th of November will be open untill 1st of January 2023.
Kraków's Museums Open Day 202217-11-2022
This Sunday 20th of November 55 Kraków’s Museums will take part in the Open Day event. You will have an oportunity to see not only regular exhibitions but also places or art objects not usually available to the public. Most of museums will have only 1 zł addmission fee or will be free of charge.
11th of November National Independence Day in Poland10-11-2022
This year we are celebrating 104th anniversary of Poland regaining independence. It is celebrated on 11th of November as a nationwide holiday and there will be lots of events around the city to mark this special occasion.
25th International Book Fair in Kraków26-10-2022
25th International Book Fair in Kraków 29-30.10.2022 This year’s 25th International Book Fair in Kraków will draw inspiration from Polish Romanticism.
8th Cracovia Royal Half Marathon14-10-2022
This Sunday on October 16th another big sport event will take place in Kraków!
Patchlab Festival is taking place from 6th till 9th of October in Kraków. Patchlab Digital Art Festival is an annual internationally recognised event for art based on the latest technologies and creative coding. It tries to reflect the constantly changing influence of technology on society and the environment by means of art. It has been organised in Krakow, Poland since 2012.
Capella Cracoviensis: 6T Classical Music21-09-2022
Capella Cracoviensis is a chamber choir and orchestra which specializes in early music played on period instruments. They invite you to take part in the event called 6T, which is a series of classical music concerts.
Film Festival „Film confrontation 2022”16-09-2022
Untill 18th of September there will be an oportunity to see 14 excellent movies awarded at best film festivals.
20 th Sacrum Profanum Festival09-09-2022
Sacrum Profanum Festival has gained a reputation of one of the most intriguing cultural events in Poland. It’s main idea has always been to break boundaries and experiment creatively at the junction of classical and new music.
Scandale Royal new menu01-09-2022
Scandale Royal restaurant has just introduced new menu. Head Chef prepared interesting set of dishes for everyone's taste.
"See: Brytania" photo exhibition26-08-2022
Great exhibition showing history of Great Britain through the lenses of best photographers, documenting period from 1960 until 2020.
International Folk Art Fair18-08-2022
International Folk Art Fair in Kraków is taking place at Main Market Square from 06th till 21nd of August 2022.
20th Pierogi Festival at Little Market Square15-08-2022
This is a real celebration of polish traditional dish: pierogi. It is a little bit like Italian ravioli, but much better of course.
Book-a-Balance mobile SPA21-07-2022
Massage is a perfect way to relax and improve the mood. So we believe it is a great idea to treat yourself to one during your stay in Kraków. Especially that you can have spa arriving to your apartment.
27th Summer Jazz Festival Kraków15-07-2022
Summer Jazz Festival Kraków will take place from Saturday, June 25th 2022 untill Saturday, July 30th 2022. There will be about 130 concerts, and that is not including the Jazz Night! Main venues are: Piwnica Pod Baranami, Harris Piano Jazz Bar, Manggha Museum, Kijów Cinema and the Kraków Philharmonic.
Jacek Malczewski exchibition at National Museum in Krakow08-07-2022
Jacek Malczewski the Romantic Untill end of July 2022 National Museum in Krakow is hosting an exceptional exhibition dedicated to Romanticism in the works of Jacek Malczewski.
31st Jewish Culture Festival29-06-2022
31st Jewish Culture Festival is on untill July the 3rd, 2022. This is another edition dedicated to elements – and after earth and fire, this year’s leading theeme is water.
Wianki 2022 Celebration of Music22-06-2022
On the 25th of June city will be filled with music and flowers. This year’s edition will celebrate folk music. Exceptional lineup of artist will let you discover traditional music with the twist.
June Weekend 2022 Events17-06-2022
There will be a lot going on in Kraków during June long weekend 2022 16-19.06.2022. below there are just some suggestions on spending your time in Kraków this weekend!
Krakow Photomonth Festival 202210-06-2022
Krakow Photomonth Festival is one of the most important European photography festivals and one of the largest cyclical events in Poland devoted to the visual arts. This year, 2022, will mark the festival’s 20th edition. the festival will go on untill 26 th of June. A diverse programme of exhibitions—and not only photographic ones—enriched by meetings and various other events, will offer viewers a panoramic view of contemporary photography. For list of exhibition click the link below: https://bit.ly/3twBJWT
14th Birthday of Scandale Royal Restaurant31-05-2022
This Saturday Scandale Royal Restaurant will celebrate 14th Birthday and they will throw a bash with a exceptional food and legendary cocktails! Party will start at 8 pm and DJ MIKO will make sure you are having great fun! We are cooperating with Scandale Royal Restaurant for many years now - they not only serve breakfast for our guest, but also make sure our guests can enjoy best coctails in town. so very Happy Birthday to Scandale Royal !!!
Krakow Film Music Festival29-05-2022
The 15th edition of Krakow Film Music Festival runs untill 29th of May. Organised by the KBF and RMF Classic, is a captivating showcase of the highest quality musical interpretations of the moving image and one of the most important festivals in the world of film music. Performed by leading musicians and orchestras in Europe and the world, the festival provides a unique concert experience by setting it to live screenings of the world’s most spectacular films, well-known for their dazzling cinematography, top-class direction, enthralling plots, and emotive acting.
Museum Night in Kraków13-05-2022
After a two-year break, the 18th Museum Night in Kraków returns to its traditional formula of night-time visits and special events, held at dozens of museums and their branches throughout the city. For list of participating venues click on below link: https://bit.ly/3Mp9wbO
ENERGYLANDIA Amusement Park06-05-2022
ENERGYLANDIA is the biggest Amusement Park in Poland. On the huge area of 43 hectares you will find multitude of varied attractions. Located in Zator, only 45 minutes drive from Kraków is a fantastic idea for a day out for the whole family.
Festival MASTERCARD OFF CAMERA28-04-2022
The 15th edition of Mastercard OFF Camera will take place from 29th of April until 8th of May 2022. As always you can expect the most interesting films from around the world, global film stars, Polish and international premieres.
May you enjoy Easter surrounded by friends, family, and plenty of chocolate!
Festival Misteria Paschalia 202213-04-2022
19th eddition of Festival Misteria Paschalia 2022 will take place in Kraków - from 12th till 18th of April. One of the most important festivals of early music in Europe, Misteria Paschalia is held every year during Holy Week. First held in 2004 following the idea of Filip Berkowicz and organised by KBF, the event showcases the most fascinating music penned between the Middle Ages and the 18th century, performed by acclaimed interpreters of early music. The programme recalls Christian roots of European spirituality, presenting some of the most important works by early masters alongside forgotten pieces representing important compositional and performance traditions. The festival is the perfect opportunity for musical discoveries and hearing brand-new interpretations of classical music prepared through extensive studies and reconstruction. see website for more details: https://bit.ly/3rqr6Ea
Easter Market 202208-04-2022
Easter Market is on from the 7th untill 18th of April. There are 65 stalls selling handcrafted goods, Easter decorations as well as traditional polish food. There will also be live performances during the Fair.
States of Mind Festival01-04-2022
This weekend visit Tauron Arena Kraków for States of Mind Festival. There will be plenty Polish (but not only polish) brands catering for your body & soul. Festival is promoting sustainable, ecofriendly products, and celebrating slow life attitude.
Saint Józef's fair at Mały Rynek in Kraków19-03-2022
Visit Mały Rynek (Small Market Square adjecent to Main Market Square) from 18th untill 27th of March for Saint Józef's fair. There are lots of colorfull stalls with oryginal craft and traditional food to try. There will also be live music peformed daily by local bands.
Tours of Kraków and the surrounding area10-03-2022
Visiting Kraków is an opportunity to see some of worlds most beautiful sites as well as collect lifelong memories. We are always happy to help with arranging sightseeing and tours for you while you are in Kraków.
We stand with Ukraine25-02-2022
Now that the war is a fact, Kraków stands united for Ukraine - ready to help and support.
Kraków Vege Festival17-02-2022
This weekend we reccomend visiting Vege Festival, taking place at Kärcher Hala Cracovia in Kraków.
Traveller Review Award 2022 - Booking.com02-02-2022
We are very proud to receive Traveller Review Award 2022 from Booking.com.
Not Only Bruegel and Rubens: The Painting of the Southern Netherlands at Wawel Castle19-01-2022
Wawel Royal Castle presents a fascinating selection of artworks from Southern Netherlands from 16th and the first half of the 17th century, the time when this region was one of Europe’s most important artistic centres.
Ice Skating Rinks in Kraków11-01-2022
Ice skating is not only a great way to spend your free time during winter months but also it helps you to stay fit and keeps endorphine levels high.
New Years Eve party at Scandale Royal30-12-2021
Welcome the New Year at BLACK&GOLD theemed New Years Eve dinner taking place at Scandale Royal restaurant, located at Plac Szczepanski 2 (our main building).
Live Nativity Scene at Kraków’s ZOO23-12-2021
There will be a live Nativity Scene at Kraków’s ZOO from 25th till 27th of December from 12:00 till 14:00.
Nativity Scene Contest Exhibition15-12-2021
The 79th Nativity Scene Contest took place on the 2nd on December 2021 with over 100 structures entring the competition. The Cracovian tradition of making elaborate nativity scenes is excepnional and reached international acclaim as Poland’s first entry on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2018.
Kraków Christmas Fair26-11-2021
After one year break Kraków Christmas Fair is back on the Main Market Square. It starts on the 26th of November 2021 and lasts untill the 2nd of January 2022.
Snow White – Garden of Lights18-11-2021
We recommend visiting Snow White – Garden of Lights exhibition that will bo on from the 5th of November till 27 of February.
Krakow’s Museums Open Day 14.11.202112-11-2021
45 various museums and galleries will take part in 16th edition of Open Day on Sunday 14th of November.
Certificate of Good Customer Service19-10-2021
We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded a certificate of Good Customer Service by Polish Tourism Organisation.
24th International Book Fair in Krakow14-10-2021
24th International Book Fair in Krakow, October 14th to 17th, 2021 Starting from today you can visit the venue of International Book Fair in Krakowa at Expo Centre (ul. Galicyjska 9; Czyżyny)
American Weekend at Scandale Royal Restaurant08-10-2021
This weekend you can enjoy classic American dishes and drinks at Scandale Royal Restaurants at the groud floor of our main building at Plac Szczepański.
Festiwal Sacrum Profanum 202102-10-2021
W ten weekend polecamy wspaniałe koncerty w ramach 19. edycji festiwalu Sacrum Profanum, który trwa od 29 września do 3 października 2021.
20th Great Parade of Dragons 202110-09-2021
This Saturday - 11th of September - you will have an oportunity to see Great Parade of Dragons. Fabulous Dragons will be flying over Wsła river, some of them measuring up to 25 meters.
International Festival of Independent Cinema03-09-2021
International Festivalof Independent Cinema3-12 września 2021 Kraków
34th ULICA Festival31-08-2021
ULICA Festival – phenomenal shows, theatre performances, happenings, improvisations, and, last but not least, intimate as well as large-scale outdoor productions.
15th Summer Film Festival at Kino Pod Baranami17-08-2021
Summer Cinema Festival runs up untill 26th of August and it is haused at Kino Pod Baranami at Main Market Square.
Scandale Royal Plac Szczepański 229-07-2021
Restaurant and cocktail bar in one, located at the ground floor of our main building at Plac Szczepański 2.
The International Print Triennial 202116-07-2021
The International Print Triennial in Krakow (MTG) – one of the most important and longest-running events dedicated to visual arts in Poland – has been held in Kraków since 1966. This year’s flagship events are the international Main Exhibition, held under the banner “Dissonant Futures”, and the experimental "Transgraphia" exhibition.
Kraków in final 4 of competition for „Green Capital of Europe 2023”09-07-2021
Kraków is taking part in competition „Green Capital of Europe 2023”
30th Jewish Culture Festival24-06-2021
30th edition of the Jewish Culture Festival will be held between 25 June and 4 July in Krakow’s district of Kazimierz.
Forum Przestrzenie - riverside venue17-06-2021
With hot summer days ahead we would like to recommend a perfect spot where you can relax on the beach chair enjoying the wiev at the Wawel Castle.
Wiśniewski - new gastronomic concept at Plac Szczepański 231-05-2021
This weekend Wiśniewski has opened their bar at the ground floor of our buliding at Plac Szczepański 2.
If you are a fan of cultural events, you may want to book your stay in Kraków and enjoy unique program called Kraków's Nigths.
Kraków is opening tourist attractions13-05-2021
From the begining of May many museums and other attractions have open their doors back for visitors
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Emaus Tree at the Market Square01-04-2021
Right next to the Rathause at the Main market Square in Kraków the Emaus Tree has been erected.
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Festival Misteria Paschalia 1-5 April 202111-03-2021
During Easter Week - from 1st till 5th of April the 18th edition of Misteria Paschalia festival will be held in Kraków.
Safe holiday at Antique Apartments28-05-2020
Our number one priority at Antique Apartments is the well-being, health and safety of our guest and team members. In order to ensure that we have set up the following procedures, so that all our guests can feel safe when staying at our apartments https://bit.ly/2Xecd9n
We are missing you... that is why we are joining forces with all polish hospitality industry to make sure we implement procedures that will provide safe enviroment for tourists www.ighp.pl/wypocznijbezpiecznie we will make sure you are safe as at home at Antique Apartments!
Antique Apartments closed until further notice due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus17-03-2020
Poland has declared a state of "epidemic emergency" and has temporarily close its borders to non-citizens starting from Sunday the 15th of March 2020, in a move to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The government has decided to limit the operations of shopping malls and close all pubs, clubs, museums, schools etc. The Polish government have also issued a decree suspending operation of most of the accommodation providers. Therefore as of the 14th of March, 2020 Antique Apartments in Kraków will stop providing accommodation until further notice. The well being of our guests and our associates is of paramount importance. In these challenging times we will work together with our guests as well as the rest of the industry to find the best solutions in regards to refunds and the rescheduling of trips that have been booked. Please contact us by email should you have any further questions, but bear in mind our operation capacity will be severely limited during the forthcoming weeks. We will try to respond as soon as possible. We wish you the best of health and hope that we will see you here in Krakow soon enough. Antique Apartments Team
Kościuszko Mound - sightseeing13-03-2020
A place of remembrance devoted to a Polish and US freedom fighter, a popular destination for walks, and a marvellous vantage point. When the weather is good, it commands a view of the Tatras, some 100 km (60 miles) away!
Stained Glass Workshop and Museum04-03-2020
In the Stained Glass Museum, exhibition spaces intertwine with the old stained glass workshop, functioning since 1902. The visitors can observe the process of stained glass creation, in the warm atmosphere of the historic workshop, directly above the heads of artists and craftsmen. For this reason visits can only be made by joining a guided tour. Guided tours in English: TUESDAY – SATURDAY every hour from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. (last tour at 5:00 p.m.) TICKET PRICES PER PERSON INCLUDING A GUIDE: adults 37 PLN, student 31 PLN, family (2+2) 124 PLN Workshop and Stained Glass Museum al. Krasinskiego 23, 31–111 Krakow tel.: +48 512 937 979, firstname.lastname@example.org https://bit.ly/2x5bjRD
Fat Thursday - 20th of February - the sweetest Polish tradition18-02-2020
Fat Thursday is a real feast for the those with a sweet tooth. This Thursday Poland will go nuts for donuts! It is a traditional Christian feast marking the last Thursday before Lent and was also a celebration marking welcoming the arrival of the spring. On that day you can eat as many donuts as you like – the more the better! First donuts were said to be fried in ancient Rome, but Poles began their love affair with donuts back in the 16th century. Polish donut is called „Pączek”. Pączek is a large fried donut filled with marmalades and glazed with sugar, and depending on the bakery you go to, it might be topped with candied orange peel. It is absolutelly delicious – trying it is a must! Statistically, every Pole eats two and a half donut on fat Thursday. We will have tons of donuts waiting for our guests at our reception. Although one donut is 240 calories we will definatelly going to eat as much as we can and beat the statistics…
Photobloc. Central Europe in Photobooks 22.11.2019-01.03.2020 The history of the 20th century narrated through photobooks is amazing and intriguing. The dreams of Central European artists, utopian visions of the future, struggle for independence, and documents of everyday life mix with propaganda, tragedy, and war. Viewed through the prism of photobooks, Central Europe is both beautiful and brutal, touching and shocking. The new exhibition organised by the International Cultural Centre, Photobloc. Central Europe in Photobooks, is the first comprehensive display of photobooks from Central Europe that covers over a hundred years of their history focusing on the most ground-breaking, most interesting and beautiful pieces. International Cultural Centre Rynek Główny 25 Kraków https://bit.ly/2uhLvkd
Breakfast Buffet at Scandale Royal Restaurant24-01-2020
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We offer breakfast buffet for our guests and it is served at Scandale Royal Restaurant at the ground floor of our main building at Plac Szczepański 2. There's a selection of hot and cold dishes, all made using fresh, local products. Delicious and also nutritious at the same time is a guarantee of good mood and energy throughout the day. It is served daily from 7:30 till 11:00, you can buy it at our reception or while booking your apartment at our website.
Opera Rara Festival 202013-01-2020
The Opera Rara Festival presents again works rarely heard in theatres and at festivals, works usually (and unjustly!) left out of the opera canon and/or mainstream. The 2020 edition will be no different. We begin with Gioacchino Rossini’s bel canto opera Sigismondo, followed by Antonín Dvořák’s romantic Vanda, Claudio Monteverdi’s Baroque Il ballo delle Ingrate complemented by modern compositions by Teoniki Rożynek, and Enoch Arden based on a poem by Alfred Tennyson with music by Richard Strauss. The programme will be rounded off by two contemporary operas: Udo Zimmermann’s Weiße Rose and a joint work by dramatist Krystian Lada and composer Katarzyna Głowicka Unknown, I Live With You. The festival will be held between 23 January and 14 February 2020 at the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre, pl. Świętego Ducha 1
LULU LIVING Concept Store12-12-2019
If you are looking for some special gifts or decorations for Christmass visit Lulu Living Concept Store - just next to our reception at Plac Szczepański 2. They have lots of unique items suitable for presents for both adults and children. Not to mention some of the most beautiful home deco elements, such as lamps, picture frames and also Xmas Tree drop ornaments.
77th Kraków Nativity Scenes Contest06-12-2019
77th Kraków Nativity Scene Contest is held on the first Thursday of December. Cribs are presented on the Main Market Square by Adam Mickiewicz monument and after taken to Historical Museum of the City of Kraków where they are assessed by a jury selecting winners in several categories. Those wonderful hand-made works of art are inspired by history of Kraków and its architecture. Winning cribs will be presented in various locations of the Old Town.
Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci - Czartoryski Museum29-11-2019
Following the end of renovation works, after nine years, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece Lady with an Ermine finally returns to the Princes Czartoryski Museum We will be able to admire this masterpiece there from 20th of December. Museum is definitely worth visiting. With it’s stunning art collection, including Rembrandt’s Landscape with the Good Samaritan, there are also around 300,000 beautiful artworks such as paintings, mediaeval enamels, ivory, amber and coral carvings, ceramics, Venetian glass, Augsburg silver, Persian rugs, textiles and Polish and Oriental military items tell a complex, fascinating story about Polish and global art, culture and history. There will be guided tours in Polish and English on the 20-22 and 27-29 of December 2019, as well as evening concert in the courtyard on the 21st and 22nd of December. Czartoryski Museum Sw. Jana Street 19
26th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima22-11-2019
For this weekend we recommend the International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, taking place at Kino Kijów, al. Krasińskiego 34. The festiwal promotes art animation and short films, made by professionals as well as newcomers. The programme is full of various events starting with competition screenings and going through special features, meetings with artists and other accompanying events. The two international competitions are the central point of the festival’s program. The Etiuda section features 29 short films from Finland, Belgium, Germany, Thailand and Mexico competing for Gold, Silver and Bronze Dinosaur statuettes. Poland is also represented by Klaudia Folga’s The Turtle Cave, Michał Piotrowski’s Lolo and Helena Oborska’s Bitten starring Mary Komasa.
Krakow Art Salon 201915-11-2019
Krakow Art Salon 2019 15-24 November noo till 8 pm, free admission Pałac Sztuki, Plac Szczepański 4 – oposite Antique Apartments building
For everyone visiting Kraków visiting Wawel Castle is an absolute must. One of the most iconic historic landmark in Poland, beutifully sutuated on the bank of Wisła river is an absolute gem. In 1978 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Historic Centre of Kraków. For centuries the residence of the kings of Poland and the symbol of Polish statehood, the Castle is now one of the country's premier art museums. for more visit: https://bit.ly/2CCwMRL
23rd Book Fair in Krakow25-10-2019
Between 24 and 27 October, during the 23rd International Book Fair in Kraków, the EXPO Kraków Conference Centre turns into a giant bookshop and venue for meetings with acclaimed authors and industry discussions. Marc Elsberg, Brandon Mull, Jonathan Carroll, Jacek Dukaj, Marek Krajewski, Szczepan Twardoch and Adam Zagajewski are just some of the guests attending this year’s events. The International Book Fair in Krakow is an iconic event in the city, a promotion zone for good books, a venue for encounters, exchanges of thoughts and discussion. In 2013 Krakow was awarded the prestigious UNESCO City of Literature title as one of seven such cities in the world and only the second one located in a non-English speaking country. This makes Krakow the perfect location for an international publishing and readership event. The International Book Fair in Krakow works to consolidate the image of Krakow and Malopolska as a region that for centuries has set the course of development for Polish culture, fuelled change, influenced tastes and created literary trends. This years program includes the cycle of events titled German Stories is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the culture of our Western neighbours. The special guests of this year’s fair present literature from Germany’s finest publishing houses. Goethe-Institut Krakau has prepared an exhibition dedicated to Michael Ende, a lecture by Dr. Thomas Becker on libraries of the future and literary tours of Kraków. We will also find the latest releases: Jonathan Carroll, Katarzyna Bonda and Goran Vojnović meet readers during launches of their new books. And there’s plenty for children and young adults, including Anita Głowińska’s brand-new stories, Katherine Marsh’s Nowhere Boy and Reeli Reinaus’ How My Dad Got a New Wife. The Comic Book Salon presents authors of graphic novels, with Jérémie Royer, Arne Jysch, Guilherme Petreca, Reed Tucker, Tomasz Kontny and Marek Turek talking about their work as writers and artists. https://bit.ly/2pQcJvO
Lasek Wolski – perfect forest walk17-10-2019
„Lasek Wolski” is an ideal place for a walk in beautiful and peaceful forrest. You can find plenty of walking trails in breathtaking scenery allowing you to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Hard to believe it is only 6 km from Kraków’s Main Market Square. Trails are clearly marked although they are not suitable for prams, however it is fantastic place for walking your dog. There i salso The Krakow ZOO located right in the heart of the Lasek Wolski. How to get there? You can take bus numer 134 (stops right outside the ZZOO’s main entrance and it is great starting point for walks). There i salso paid car park if you are travelling with a car (Kukułcza/Leśna Street)
Unsound 2019 Contemporary Music Festival09-10-2019
Unsound 2019 01 – 13.10.2019 Biuro Festiwalowe - Pałac Krzysztofory
Sacrum Profanum 201920-09-2019
Sacrum Profanum 2019 27.09 – 04.10.2019 Cricoteka Ośrodek Dokumentacji Sztuki Tadeusza Kantora , ul. Nadwiślańska 2 Motywem przewodnim tegorocznej edycji imprezy (27 września – 4 października) jest sąsiedztwo. W ramach eksplorowania tej idei nadstawimy uszu w kierunku Litwy. Dźwięki z bałtyckiego kraju, który obchodził stulecie niepodległości równocześnie z nami, wybrzmią podczas sześciu koncertów cyklu LT (w następnych latach przyjrzymy się również muzyce z innych państw Europy Wschodniej). W paśmie Single Player ponownie zaprezentują się natomiast oryginalni solowi wykonawcy. W sumie artyści (wśród których kobiety i mężczyźni są reprezentowani w równych proporcjach) przedstawią w ciągu ośmiu dni 15 koncertów, 14 prapremier oraz 29 premier polskich.
Molam - Thai restaurant in Kraków16-09-2019
Molam is Thai restaurant, that will let you discover something of a less know Thai flavours and dishes. We reccomend this place for its nice interior having the feel of a Bangkok canteen, but most of all for fabulous food that is served here. Molam lives by sharing food concept – so each guest have a chance to try many different flavours and textures. It has an open kitchen where you can see the chefs preparing the dishes from scratch. Everything is made on spot. Located at Rajska 3 street http://molam.pl/en/about-us/
Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory – permanent exhibition - Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939–194510-09-2019
Exhibition Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945 is located in the former administrative building of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory at 4 Lipowa Street. The exhibition is primarily a story about Kraków and its inhabitants, both Polish and Jewish, during World War Two. It is also a story about Nazi Germans – the occupiers who arrived here on 6 September 1939, brutally disrupting Kraków’s centuries-long history of Polish-Jewish relations. The great history of World War Two intersects here with everyday life, and the personal dramas of individual people overlap with the tragedy which affected the whole world. For more information visit: https://bit.ly/2ke5MlU
GoodLood - fantastic Ice Cream - worth trying28-08-2019
Summer is here, temperatures are soaring – this week in Kraków up to 30 centigrades. It is a perfect weather to have some delicious Polish ice cream. There are plenty spots in Kraków where you can try some, but we want to reccommend Good Lood. They have 4 basic flavours: cream, dark chocolate, polish strawberry and salty caramel. Apart from that there are 2 specials – changed daily – so you can have some of the most amazing and surprising flavours such as Oreo, Green tea & Lichi or blueberry muffin for example. The ice cream are 100% natural – with no coconut oil or preservatives. Ice cream are made from local milk and cream from Dairy Cooperative in village of Skała near Kraków. Closest to Antique Apartments spot is at Basztowa Street. https://goodlood.com/ Enjoy!
Main Market Square underground museum22-08-2019
We reccomend seeing rynek underground permanent exhibition. Cracow's Main Square is an unusual place. Delineated in the middle of the XIII century, it became the principal public area of the city. Unchanged through centuries, today it is the heart of Cracow. But in order to see how it looked like in the late Middle Ages, in the time when Mikolaj Kopernik was walking about - one needs to go underground. nderneath Cracow Main Square is an odyssey into past, brought to life centuries later by a group of archeologists. It is a sanctuary full of construction and architecture relics and stone paths. Main entrance is in Cloth Hall (Sukiennice). All information on tours and tickets - click on the link below. http://www.podziemiarynku.com/index.php?lang=eng
17th Pierogi Festival13-08-2019
17th Pierogi Festival at Mały Runek will take place from wednesday 14 th of August till Sunday 18th of August You cannot miss it. Time to go crazy for pierogi and try one of the most famous polish dishes!
43rd International Folk Art Fair01-08-2019
43rd International Folk Art Fair THURSDAY - SUNDAY, AUGUST 8th till 25th 2019 Main Market Square
Kraków Picnic 201922-07-2019
Summer is here, and there is no other way to spend time than outdoors. In many Parks in Kraków you can enjoy summer picnics, where apart from delicious food there are additional events for both adults and kids, such as culinary demonstrations, acrobatic exercises, bike polo tournaments, activities for expecting mums and yoga on the grass. And you’ll be able to hire free picnic blankets! See below the list of coming events: 6, 13, 20, 27.07 – Bednarski Park 7, 14, 21, 28.07 – Krakowski Park 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.08 – Bednarski Park 4, 11, 18, 25.08 – Krakowski Park 1.09 – Krakowski Park – retro picnic
EtnoKraków / Crossroads 201905-07-2019
EtnoKraków / Crossroads 2019 TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2019 - SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2019 Till 7th of July you can take part in events of EtnoKraków/Crossroads
3rd International Jarek Śmietana Jazz Guitar Competition26-06-2019
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019 Piwnica Pod Baranami / The Cellars under the Rams, Rynek Główny 27 Jarek Śmietana has become the legend of the Polish scene. His guitar music resounded with blues tinged with expressiveness borrowed from rock. But he mainly dedicated himself to jazz. During the competition, we will hear fourteen talented guitarists from Poland, the US, Canada, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Switzerland.
29th Jewish Culture Festival19-06-2019
29th Jewish Culture Festival FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019 - SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2019 As the Israelites travelled through the desert to their Promised Land, they spent forty years dwelling in tents. This year, the Jewish Culture Festival builds a Meeting Tent in the Kazimierz district to recall the seven centuries of Jewish presence in this corner of Poland.
St John Fair 201914-06-2019
St John Fair 2019 FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019 - SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019 The Vistula Embankments The tenth anniversary St. John’s Fair visits the Czerwieński Boulevard between 14 and 16 June. Events traditionally include myriad workshops, demonstrations and attractions re-enacting former customs and traditions, and this year we have a special leading theme: we will take a look at the 16th-century city and its residents, paying particularly close attention to students and the city guards who had the misfortune to have to deal with them.
Miłosz Festival 6-9.06.201907-06-2019
The Miłosz Festival is the largest celebration of poetry in Poland and in Central Europe. The biggest names of world literature attend every edition. The festival emerged from Meetings of Poets of the East and the West, organised by Wisława Szymborska and Czesław Miłosz in 1997 and 2000 in Kraków. Five years after Czesław Miłosz died, the Polish Book Institute organised first edition of the festival entitled “The Captivated Mind”. http://miloszfestival.pl/en/
19th Great Dragon Parade28-05-2019
This year’s 19th Great Dragon Parade, held under the motto “Around the World in Forty Dragons”, welcomes beasts from all over the globe. Vistula Boulevards 1.06, 10am-9:30pm | 2.06, 10am-7pm Dragon Family Picnic Vistula Boulevards 1.06, 10pm Great Outdoor Spectacle on the Vistula Main Market Square 2.06, noon-3pm 19th Great Dragon Parade
Museum Night FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019 The programme of the 16th Museum Night in Kraków focuses on the natural world. Opening in MOCAK’s courtyard, presenting a chill-out zone inspired by the exhibition Nature in Art (until midnight).
Krakow Film Music Festival10-05-2019
Krakow Film Music Festival 14 – 21 May 2019 The Krakow Film Music Festival (FMF), organised by the Krakow Festival Office and RMF Classic, is a captivating showcase of the highest quality musical interpretations of the moving image and one of the most important festivals in the world of film music. Performed by leading musicians and orchestras in Europe and the world, the festival provides a unique concert experience by setting it to live screenings of the world’s most spectacular films, well-known for their dazzling cinematography, top-class direction, enthralling plots, and emotive acting.
International Festival of Independent Cinema OFF CAMERA26-04-2019
International Festivalof Independent Cinema OFF CAMERA26.04 - 05.05.2019, Kraków
Easter Fair 201915-04-2019
Easter Fair 2019 11 - 22 April at Main Market Square.
Misteria Paschalia 2019 Festival09-04-2019
Misteria Paschalia 2019 MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019 - MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019
ICE Classic: Isabelle Faust & Philippe Herreweghe25-03-2019
ICE Classic: Isabelle Faust & Philippe Herreweghe Muzyka klasyczna CZWARTEK, 28 MARCA 2019, 19:30 ICE Classic to cykl łączący nazwiska gwiazd muzyki klasycznej z przestrzenią Centrum Kongresowego ICE Kraków.
"Penelopa 2019-2020" Quality Certificate in Accommodation Services18-03-2019
Antique Apartments proudly presents "Penelopa 2019-2020" Quality Certificate in Accommodation Services!
16. Cracow’s „Marzanna’s” Half Marathon14-03-2019
Kraków is starting it’s running season with 16. Cracow’s „Marzanna’s” Half Marathon on the 24th of March 2019.
Cracow Fashion Week 201911-03-2019
Cracow Fashion Week 2019 9 -17 March 2019 ICE Kraków Congress Centre, ul. Konopnickiej 17
Materia Prima International Festival of the Form Theatre19-02-2019
Materia Prima. International Festival of the Form Theatre is a unique event on a global scale. Materia Prima presents surprising and revealing performances, in which the theater combines with a new circus and dance theater, dance intermingles with multimedia, as well as forms of puppet theater, masks and shadows, where actors’ acting often contradicts the principles of physics and where the imagination has no limits. The Festival program consists of attractive, phenomenal performances and perfectly performed performances. http://materiaprima.pl/en/festiwal/
The Illusionists Live in Poland12-02-2019
The Illusionists Live in Poland! You can now enjoy that magical sold-out show in Tauron Arena Kraków 15, 16 i 17 February 2019. The line-up includes talented illusionist: (The Master Magician) Luis de Matos, (The Deceptionist) James More; (The Manipulator), Yu Ho-Jim; Sos & Victoria Petrosyan (The World Best Quick Change Act); Enzo Weyne (The Unforgettable); Andrew Basso (The Escapologist); Kevin James (The Inventor) https://bit.ly/2DvO6I2
Restaurants - reccomentadion06-02-2019
We recommend Projekt Strzelnica restaurant for everybody who is looking for the highest quality of service and excellent cousine based only on fresh produce delivered by local suppliers. It is located in a historic building of a former military shooting range and has the Museum of History of Photography as a neighbour. Its spacious interior, that can accomodate big families and groups, is also beautiful and cozy so all the guests feel comfortable and it makes one wanting to return. Projekt Strzelnica Restaurant Kraków ul. Królowej Jadwigi 220, Kraków tel. 12 307 70 90
Opera Rara Festival28-01-2019
Opera Rara Festival 31 January – 17 February Opera Rara Festival is a presentation over four centuries, and shows this field of art in its fullest form. The event does not give up on the presentation of what has previously been the brand of the festival and was the heart of the series – the greatest works of opera, reconstructed in accordance with the spirit of the age by the most eminent representatives of historical performance.
Film – Oskar Nominations 201923-01-2019
„Cold War” the white-and-black drama, has been nominated for 3 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film, Cinematography for Łukasz Żal and Best Director for Paweł Pawlikowski. https://bit.ly/2rY7dWm
ICE Classic: Simon Rattle - Classical music15-01-2019
Simon Rattle - Classical music THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019, 7:30 PM; ICE Kraków Congress Centre, ul. Konopnickiej 17 The latest instalment of the ICE Classic cycle kicks off in January. It starts on the17 January, traditionally at the Krzysztof Penderecki Auditorium Hall, with Sir Simon Rattle and his London Symphony Orchestra. Sir Simon is one of the finest and most charismatic conductors working today, using his baton like a magic wand to transform sounds into pure musical gold. Sir Simon has been in charge of London’s longest-running orchestra since September 2017; the iconic musicians famously select their own conductors, with past maestros including André Previn, Claudio Abbado and Valery Gergiev. Led by the conductor, the London Symphony Orchestra has been universally acclaimed and their second season together features influences from contemporary music, folk inspirations and unexpected combinations. The concert at ICE Kraków will be the perfect illustration: we will hear Béla Bartók’s unsettling Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (used as part of the soundtrack to the cult horror The Shining), and Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6; rooted in Romanticism, parts of the piece feature unmistakeable elements of Expressionism.
Open air event - Cortege of the Three Wise Men 201902-01-2019
Cortege of the Three Wise Men 2019 SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2019, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Main Market Square On Sunday 6 January, at noon, the Main Market Square fills with crowned heads flocking to pay homage to Baby Jesus and join the Cortege of the Three Wise Men to sing carols. A crowd of thousands, wearing paper crowns and led by a bearer of the Star of Bethlehem, walks from Matejko Square, the foot of Wawel Hill and Konfederacka Street to come together in a dazzling pageant and express their gratitude to the Lord. The spectacle recalling the pilgrimage of the Biblical Magi – Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar – to the manger in Bethlehem is now an indelible part of the festive season in Kraków.
Christmas Party - Antique Apartments Team19-12-2018
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All Around Nativity Scenes11-12-2018
Once upon a time they provided entertainment for wealthy Cracovians – today they usher in the festive spirit throughout the city. The annual contest and exhibition of Cracovian nativity scenes has been an important part of the rhythm of Christmas celebrations for decades. The tradition dates back to the 19th century, when craftsmen living in suburbs and villages on the outskirts of Kraków found themselves short of work in winter and took to carolling and performing nativity plays at homes of wealthy Cracovians. The first contest for the most beautiful nativity scenewas held in 1937 and takes place yearly ever since. The campaign All Around Nativity Scenes (6 December – 31 January) brings the dazzling constructions beyond museum walls to be displayed in the city space. This year we can admire 26 archival nativity scenes awarded prizes and distinctions during past contests. As in previous years, the campaign has commissioned several brand new, large double-sided nativity scenes presented in illuminated cases throughout the city, bringing the total of new constructions up to 15.
Krakow Christmas Market03-12-2018
Krakow Christmas Market is one of the top ten Christmas markets in Europe. It cannot surprise when you can enjoy Chrismas ambience In the beautifull setting of Main Market Square with the Mariacki Basilica as a background. We expect some snow during the festive season, making Krakow Christmas Market even more charming for visitors.. The Christmas Market runs from 30 November until 26th December, with the official opening on Saturday 1st December. Following the Christmas Market is the New Year’s Fair which opens on 27th December and runs through to 6th January 2019.
16th Kraków Mountain Festival27-11-2018
16th Kraków Mountain Festival WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2018, 12:01 AM - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 Cracow University of Economics, ul. Rakowicka 27 Between 28 November and 32December, the University of Economics hosts the 16th Kraków Mountain Festival 5 days of mountain adventure in the centre of Kraków. There will be many famous alpinists amongst the guests such as Dani Arnold, Fred Degoulet, Piotrek Schab, Adam Bielecki, Aleksandra Rudzińska – those people continue to rise the bar in alpinism. The programme also features presentations, meetings with trail runners, climbers and alpinists who discuss their achievements and roads to success. And of course there will be numerous workshops, training courses, books, equipment and outdoor kit fair.
The International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima16-11-2018
The International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima 20–25 November 2018 Kijów Centrum, al. Krasińskiego 34 The International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, organized in Kraków since 1994, is the oldest film festival in Poland which juxtaposes the achievements of students of film and art schools from all over the world, as well as works of fine-art animation films creators: professionals, students, as well as independent producers. The main events of every annual festival are the two contests which give the festival its name, and during which the following prizes are awarded: in the student competition, comprising feature and documentary etudes, the Golden, Silver and Bronze Dinosaurs, as well as the Special Golden Dinosaur Award for the best film school of the festival; in the anima contest, Golden, Silver and Bronze Jabberwocky, as well as the Special Golden Jabberwocky for the student creating the best animated etude of the festival. The annual Special Golden Dinosaur is also awarded to an outstanding pedagogue who is at the same time a successful, active artist. http://etiudaandanima.pl/en/
Today Poland is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of regaining independence. After 123 yeras divided amongst 3 neighbouing powers Poland regained the independence on 11 of November 1918
Best for Autumn Stroll07-11-2018
The weather is still great here in Kraków and Planty (the park around the Old Town) is the greatest place to stroll with lots of historical attractions along the way.
Krzysztof Penderecki's Te Deum at St Catherine's Church TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018, 7:30 PM On 30 October, the Church of St Catherine resounds with Krzysztof Penderecki’s Te Deum performed by Sinfonietta Cracovia under the baton of Jurek Dybał with soloists, the Cracow Singers choir and the Hover Chamber Choir from Armenia. The event forms a part of myriad celebrations of important Polish anniversaries commemorated throughout the year, culminating this autumn: the centenary of Poland’s independence (11 November), the liberation of Kraków from Austrian control (31 October), and the 85th birthday of Krzysztof Penderecki.
22 nd International Book Fair in Kraków22-10-2018
22nd International Book Fair in Kraków 25 – 28 of October at Expo Kraków It is the largest publishing trade show in Poland. The annual trade fair is an important cultural event and brings together publishers, authors, booksellers, translators, librarians and literary enthusiasts. As many as 615 exhibitors from 20 countries and nearly 700 authors will present here the largest selection of books and literature to visitors. https://bit.ly/2xHBWs2
13th Krakow Jazz Autumn15-10-2018
Krakow Jazz Autumn is a festival that is international in character. It has been organised since 2006 in the Kraków district of Kazimierz by theAlchemia Cultural Centre Foundation and the Alchemia club, in cooperation with Not Two Records. It aims to present the wonders of the contemporary improvised music scene. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018, 8:00 PM - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2018 Alchemia, ul. Estery 5 https://bit.ly/2NHTVoK
4th Kraków Accordion Festival10-10-2018
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018 Academy of Music in Kraków, ul. św. Tomasza 43 Don’t get taken in with mean names and the badge of a somewhat convivial instrument. The accordion is an extraordinary, fascinating, multidimensional instrument, and it can be found in a variety of genres and styles, so find out more during the 4th Kraków Accordion Festival.
Unsound 2018 Music Festival01-10-2018
The 16th edition of Unsound Kraków starts this week, on Sunday 7th October, with the theme Presence. Facebook, memes, fake news, bots, algorithms – reality (and not just virtual!) has become rather complicated of late. So how do we keep our heads among it all? New York, London, Adelaide, Toronto… but it all started in Kraków. Unsound has grown immeasurably since 2003, but the flagship festival is still held here in the capital of Małopolska. This year (7-14 October), we are joined by artists from all corners of the globe to ponder the meaning of presence. In addition to already-announced music shows, film screenings and workshops, an extensive discourse program has now been added to the schedule on the unsound.pl website.
History of Kraków25-09-2018
„Wawel” beach by Wisła river overlooking castle hill – photograph taken in 1960’ There was a Villa of family Rożnowski in that very place earlier. The beach vanished when „Dąbie” dam had been build further down the river.
52nd Organ Music Days21-09-2018
52nd Organ Music Days Music festivals SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018 Cricoteka Centre for Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor, ul. Nadwiślańska 2 Church organ and Hammond organ, chamber pieces and monumental sound, solo in duets and with an orchestra – the 52nd Organ Music Days prove that no instrument can equal with the king of instruments. See list of https://bit.ly/2xhwVrd
Conrad Festival 2018 | POP Literary festivals MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018 Czeczotka Palace, ul. św. Anny 2 Meetings with authors, debates, discussions, reading lessons and a reading school, presentation of the Conrad Award for the best debut of the last year – this is the short summary of the main programme of the 10th edition of the Conrad Festival. One of the most important literary events in the world will begin in Krakow on the 22nd of October and will run for a week (until Sunday, the 28th of October). This year’s theme of the festival is “POP.”
Temporary exhibitions - Wyspiański; The Main Building, al. 3 Maja 111-09-2018
A complete artist: painter, printmaker, poet, dramatist, stage designer, reformer of theatre, uncompromising visionary. The National Museum in Krakow holds close to 900 works by Stanisław Wyspiański (1869-1907). The entire collection goes on show at the exhibition at the Main Building of the National Museum in Krakow, entitled simply Wyspiański, held to commemorate the anniversary of his passing. We will see a vast collection of drawings including sketches dating back to Wyspiański’s school days, stage designs, typographic design, portraits and landscapes, as well as designs of decorations for the Franciscan Church in Kraków, Wawel Cathedral and the residence of the Medical Association. There will also be crafts, sculptures, prints and art books.
Wedding in Kraków05-09-2018
Planning your wedding in Kraków? We can accommodate your guests and you will stay in our honeymoon suite with goergous wiev over Szczepański Square.
FINE DINING WEEK from 29.08 till 09.09 finest restaurants in Kraków will prepare 5 course menu for set price of 119 pln - another reason to visit Kraków ✨
42d International Folk Art Fair THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 - SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018 Folk arts and crafts, artistic handicrafts, ethno design. The Main Market Square hosts practitioners of ancient industries such as pottery, lacemaking, weaving, sculpting and embroidery, presenting and selling their wares. The fair is accompanied by performances by over 700 artists including 170 folklore ensembles from Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Cyprus, Italy and Spain.
Plac Szczepański in 1977 - there was a parking lot where we now have a beautiful square with the fountain. Antique Apartments building in the background.
Review Score on Booking.com10-08-2018
We are delighted to inform, that thanks to our guests feedback we manage to maintain a very high review score on Booking.com .
It is great idea to see more of Kraków's sights cycling around the town. You can rent a bike at our reception!
Underneath Cracow Main Square is an odyssey into past, brought to life centuries later by a group of archeologists. It is a sanctuary full of construction and architecture relics, it is a place where the magic atmosphere is created by modern technology offering a visitor a different perspective on the confrontation with history and monuments. https://bit.ly/2LGoMWF
Looking for a nice place to have a great seafood - we reccommend Farina at sw. Marka 16 st (sw. Jana st corner). Fish is the base of Farina's menu as well as the flour. Simplicity, freshness and feminine temper are the essence of our their meals. http://www.farina.com.pl/en/
Kraków 1900 The Feliks Jasieński Szołayski House, pl. Szczepański 9 The exhibition Kraków 1900 at Szołayski House takes us back in time to when the city aspired to the title of Poland’s Athens and the country’s spiritual capital. We will see paintings and sculptures from the collections of the National Museum in Krakow, as well as posters, prints, ceramics, clothes and textiles, everyday objects and archival photos. The exhibition includes works by the most important Polish artists from the turn of the 20th century.
MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow09-07-2018
About the Museum The programme of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK, which has been active since 1st February 2010, encompasses presentation of the latest international art, education as well as research and publication projects. MOCAK’s two most important aims are presenting the art of the two last decades in the context of the post-war avant-garde and conceptual art as well as clarifying the rationale of creating art by highlighting its cognitive and ethical value and its relationship with everyday reality. All the projects will be undertaken by the Museum with diverse audiences in mind. The publications produced will provide information bringing closer the origin and significance of the works and events presented and placing them in contexts. The institution considers it an important challenge to reduce prejudice against very recent art. https://en.mocak.pl/
EtnoKraków / Crossroads 2018 WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018 - SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018 Currents and Flows One hundred artists from ten countries and four continents – the tenth anniversary festival celebrating world music is looking impressive! The EtnoKraków/Crossroads 2018 festival (4-7 July) is one of the most important events presenting traditional, ethno, folk and roots music. http://www.etnokrakow.pl/en/
23. Summer Jazz Festival Kraków29-06-2018
Jazz Like Gold We all know which is Kraków’s greatest jazz event of the year: it lasts well over a month, and each time it brings together hundreds of performers. The Summer Jazz Festival at Piwnica Pod Baranami attracts an international audience to concerts by some of the greatest stars of the genre, as well as hosting daily club nights at several venues. But this year’s festival, held for the 23rd time, is special for two reasons. Firstly, it is held under a brand-new banner of Summer Jazz Festival Kraków. Secondly, it also features an accompanying programme Golden Centenary of Polish Jazz showcasing leading Polish jazz soloists and ensembles as part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Polish independence. We will hear a total of 200 concerts featuring around 500 musicians. https://bit.ly/2Mn2PZd
28th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow: Zion25-06-2018
28th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow: Zion The 28th edition of the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow will be held between June 22nd and July 1st, 2018. 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, the 100th anniversary of Polish independence, the 50th anniversary of March 1968 events in Poland and … exactly the 30th year since the first edition of the Jewish Culture Festival in 1988. The upcoming edition of the Festival is dedicated to Zion - the real one as well as to the Zion of dreams. Because Zion is both solid and eternal. https://bit.ly/2yFSs09
Wianki – Fête de la Musique 2018 SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018, 4:00 PM Main Market Square In days gone by, the pagan rituals of Kupała Night were bound by no rules or inhibitions. Today, this elemental evening of magic rites and love becomes a dazzling celebration of music! We’ll be taken over by a musical frenzy during the Wianki – Fête de la Musique (23 June), based on the formula of the French music festival and bringing music to all corners of the city. https://bit.ly/2sjqK3o
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International Film Festival for Children and Youth KINOLUB18-06-2018
4th International Film Festival for Children and Youth KINOLUB MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018 - THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2018 The KINOLUB Film Festival is about bringing what is best in cinema to the young audiences (4-18 years of age). The Festival is held in Kraków, at Paradox Cinema. The program is built on the conviction that film is an excellent tool that conveys both emotions and knowledge - about unexpected situations, relationships and the world. Recognizing that due to the current cinema and tv programming, children have limited access to diverse, beautiful and challenging motion pictures - the festival Competition has an important international focus. Apart from film screenings, the audiences have a chance to participate in festival workshops, Q&As and special events. The professional part of the event includes industry meetings and events organized with the help of Krakow Film Commission - for all guests (Polish and foreign) to meet and discuss most important issues in children’s cinema today. https://bit.ly/2K1Yj40
St John Fair 210815-06-2018
St John Fair 2108 Open air events and happenings FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 - SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018 The Vistula Embankments Theatre and comedia dell’arte will be the main themes of the 9th St John’s Fair – the festival filled with workshops, demonstrations, pageants and fragrant delicacies held at the Czerwieński Boulevard between 15 and 17 June. The Komedianty Troupe brings laughter galore with their rapid topsy-turvy performances. There will also be plenty of dance spectacles and displays. https://bit.ly/2Kx0hpS
13th Garden Festival One of the Cracow’s most interesting summer festivals is the Garden Feast Festival. From the 25th May to the 17th June, garden lovers and professionals will be able to attend concerts, exhibitions, garden shows, theatre performances and more, all held with, and in honour of the city’s most beautiful green spots. Thanks to the festiwal you can visitmost beautiful gardens: Botanical Garden, DPS im. L.A. Helclów garden, Salezjan Biblical Garden and many more. https://bit.ly/2sU2zJt
Wodecki Twist Festival08-06-2018
A double gala featuring stars of Poland’s music scene, a children’s twist, a jam session, meetings and plenty of surprises: Kraków hosts the first ever Wodecki Twist Festival, dedicated to the artist who passed away last year. 8 – 9. 06. 2018 https://bit.ly/2JlcjXb
Krakow Photo Fringe 201805-06-2018
In May and June, Kraków celebrates professional and amateur photographers, gathering in the city for Krakow Photomonth Festival and events held as part of the Krakow Photo Fringe. Fringe initiatives are held all over Małopolska; in Kraków, the programme includes dozens of exhibitions, slide shows, meetings and workshops. The authors are acclaimed artists and amateurs presenting their ideas to the public for the first time. Head to galleries, cafés and pubs to discover the latest trends in photography. https://bit.ly/2xxjMwR
The 16th Photomonth Festival is a confrontation of various aspects of the hectic contemporary world we usually try to push out of our minds. Iris Sikking, curator of the Main Programme of Krakow Photomonth Festival 2018, focuses on the concept of space of flows formulated by Manuel Castells in 1996. During the last twenty years, the vision described in the Spanish author’s seminal work The Rise of the Network Society has slowly become a reality. The rapid development of communications and information transfer has resulted in the creation of a new social group: open, stripped of borders and constantly changing, in which we are all becoming elements of an invisible network spanning the entire globe. We are constantly bombarded by imagery from all corners of the globe, shifting our perception of geographical and national borders, and altering our concept of localness: the traditional “space of places” has been replaced by a “space of flows”. On the flip side, globalisation has created new social inequalities and exclusions, and new means of manipulation. Given the rate of change, rapid movement of people and objects and the deluge of information, it is increasingly difficult to see what hides beneath the surface. Contemporary media overwhelms us with information but don’t help us make sense of the events and https://bit.ly/2J2bzWS
On May 27, Sunday, starts the 58th edition of Krakow Film Festival, one of the oldest and the most recognisable events dedicated to documentary, animated and short films. During the 8 festival days, the audience will have a chance to see around 250 films from Poland and the whole world, presented in 4 competitions and 12 non-competing sections, often shown in Poland for the very first time. The screenings will be complemented with Q&As, workshops and exhibitions, concerts and KFF Industry events for the film industry, including presentations of new Polish documentary and animated projects. https://bit.ly/2GWAO7b
Sport Event - Volleyball24-05-2018
FIVB VOLLEYBALL NATIONS LEAGUE 26-27 MAY, 2018 TAURON ARENA KRAKÓW; Poland, Russia, Korea, Canada Volleyball Nations League – a joint project between the FIVB, IMG and 21 national federations. It will present volleyball in a way that has never been experienced before, building on the innovative sports presentation on display at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In both the men’s and women’s leagues, 12 core teams and 4 challenger teams will battle to become Volleyball Nations League champion by playing in a round robin format. With a total of 130 matches throughout the league season, every team will play a minimum of 15 matches and each core nation will host at least one pool, bringing the action closer to fans around the world. https://bit.ly/2IKs1qC
Chopin concert at the legendary Wierzynek Restaurant is a great experience and good idea to spend your evening. Wierzynek restaurant is one of the best know restaurants in Kraków. Presidents, Royalty and Noble prize winners have dined here. It’s a perfect setting for beautiful Chopin music performed by Paweł Wróbel and Ireneusz Boczek. The concerts are held Friday through to Sunday at 7pm. https://bit.ly/2IUJboS
Copernicus Festival 201818-05-2018
The significance of chance in science, culture and existence in general is the leading theme of this year’s Copernicus Festival. As well as Daniel Gilbert, guests include the economist Robert H. Frank, the astronomer Jean-Pierre Lasota, the author of Philosophy of Chance Michał Heller, and the authors Olga Tokarczuk and Adam Zagajewski. The programme includes lectures, debates, informal talks, presentations of electronic art, exhibitions (including informels by Tadeusz Kantor) and concerts. TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 - SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018 The Main Building National Museum in Krakow https://bit.ly/2rRxG7J
This year Museum Night takes place on the 18th of May. Kraków, Wieliczka and Niepołomice are homes to dozens of modern museum with a wide range of profiles. They all open their doors on Museum Night and host numerous additional attractions; all events are free, but some require prior booking. Free tickets and commemorative tokens also entitle users to free public transport. In 2018, Museum Night joins the celebrations of the centenary of Polish independence. The theme of the 15th Museum Night in Kraków, “Museums in Independent Poland”, recalls the anniversary of Poland’s return to the map of Europe https://bit.ly/2HDvuGF
A Musical Journey from the Baroque to Modern Times The Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary resounds with works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjelio and other composers. Schola Cantorum Leipzig Mädchen- und Frauenchor der Stadt Leipzig Aya Kugele – piano Marcus Friedrich – conductor https://bit.ly/2wAFLT8
Weeklong 13th Felix Mendelssohn Music Days start this Friday. It opens with a concert of works by the German Romanticist performed by piano duo Konstanze Hollitzer and Christian Hornef. We will also hear compositions by Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny, an accomplished musician herself but prevented from having a career simply because of being a woman. Works by the siblings are also presented by Das Diplomatische Streichquartett, which specialises in performing music by composers of Jewish origins. During the festival, we will also hear Piotr Sałajczyk and Piotr Alexewicz on piano, the talented trio of Marcin Koziak (piano), Aleksandra Kuls (violin) and Bartosz Koziak (cello), and the Polish Cello Quartet focused on the repertoire composed originally for four cellos. https://bit.ly/2jKOvN5
6th International Contemporary Dance Festival KRoki starts this Friday. The stages at the Małopolska Garden of Arts and the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre welcome audiences and dancers conversing through various languages of movement. A tangible symbol of dialogue is a table appearing during dance spectacles and film screenings – a space which divides and brings us together, as explained in the performance “Tabula” by Compagnie Linga opening this year’s KRoki. The programme includes performances and installations by artists from Poland, Lithuania and Israel. There will also be a special spectacle for kids: “Colourful Games” by the Lithuanian Dansema Dance Theatre. https://bit.ly/2HYoO6o
Over six hundred items from Wojciech Jama’s collection dating from 1871 until the present day, meetings with authors and publishers, lectures, film screenings, workshops, conferences – the Main Building of the National Museum in Krakow hosts the exhibition Comics Now!. The gallery of cartoon characters which have accompanied generations of Polish fans is opened by the now-forgotten protagonist of pre-war newspaper comic strips Jobless Froncek and the immortal Koziołek Matołek. Professor Filutek and his dog Filuś step down from the back cover of “Przekrój”, and we’ll be taking a peek into the studio of Papcio Chmiel where the story of Tytus, Romek and A’Tomek started sixty years ago. We’ll also visit the Slavic village of Mirmiłowo, home of Kajko and Kokosz, and join Jonek, Jonka and Kleks on a quest for a dragon’s egg and Alaskan gold, while Kudłaczek and Bąbelek take us to the soda water spring. More recent characters include the skateboarding Jeż Jerzy and Wilq battling neighbourhood crime. This is the first time Polish comics step into the usually more serious museum salons. And it’s not just an opportunity to meet your favourite characters – you can also see how culture evolved during the last century through the prism of the medium. The exhibition opening coincides with the Kraków Comic Book Festival. (dd) https://bit.ly/2CPaaLf
Museum of the Contemporary Art MOCAK invites to their new exhibitions, one of them is called Motherland in Art. The key concept of ‘motherland’ has been undergoing a great and at times painful modernisation in today’s world. The old take was that the motherland was where one grew up, belonged, and which one defended against others even at the cost of laying down one’s life. Today, a profound transformation, above all in our perceptions, is required to get our minds round the concept of motherland – otherwise we shall be doomed to be strangers in someone else’s motherland, or to accept strangers in ours. Artists have long adopted the model of a global motherland. They communicate in the global language of images and move between living in different countries with ease, in each finding fodder for their imagination. Thus, in our own search for an answer to the question ‘What does motherland mean to us?’ it is worth while reading the answers that artists give. The exhibition Motherland in Art intends to compile and present the most striking proposals. https://bit.ly/2FBTBDU
Kraków’s seven synagogues open their doors to visitors for the eighth time on the night of 26th May. During 7@nite. Synagogues by Night, we can visit Kraków’s oldest (Old), smallest (Remuh) and most imposing (Isaac) synagogue. They also reveal gems of the arts, crafts and architecture. We can admire a polychrome depicting a table for twelve showbreads symbolising the twelve tribes of Israel (Kupa), 36 stained glass windows (Tempel) and Poland’s oldest and largest Renaissance aron hakodesh (High). The Wolf Popper Synagogue is now home to a youth cultural centre, hosting artistic workshops and exhibitions introducing visitors to the history and culture of Jewish Kazimierz. Each synagogue has prepared events for the special night, including exhibitions, workshops, lectures, spectacles, tours and concerts. http://7atnite.pl/en/
This weekend we reccommend going to one of the concerts of International Jazz Festival „Old and Young”. Including performences by head jazzmen from around the world as well as premieres by young polish jazz musicians. The festival is ran under UNESCO's auspices. https://bit.ly/2KjphS1
Have you heard about Eataway? Beeing sort of couchsurfing for food lovers, Eataway is a new idea to bring home cooks and guests together. Cooks throughout Krakow invite you to their homes, where in addition to eating a great home meal, you have the chance to meet local people and learn more about life in Krakow from a resident's perspective. It's an excellent way to make new friends and get the low-down on all the best places to visit and things to do in Krakow, from the very best source - a local! https://www.eataway.com/
Celebrating independent cinema, the 11th Netia Off Camera festival brings ten days of cinematic exuberance: premieres, competitions, prizes, acclaimed and debuting filmmakers and five new sections. Starting this Friday the festival introduces audiences to original, intriguing, frequently challenging films awarded at festivals the world over. The Krakow Film Award is fought for by young and emerging artists from around the globe. One of the ten voices of independent filmmakers will be Piotr Domalewski’s Silent Night, film of the year at the Gdynia Film Festival in 2017. The 11th festival is also a panorama of independent cinema. http://offcamera.pl/en
National Museum in Cracow invites to their new exhibition The Other Side of Things. Polish Design After 1989. The exhibition at the Main Building of the National Museum in Krakow is the first ever wide-reaching presentation of how design has changed in Poland over the last 30 years. We will discover challenges faced by designers in the years after the political breakthrough, driven by the collapse of former ties with industry and under the newly forming capitalist system. The exhibition reveals how Polish designers entered the international arena at the turn of the 21st century and how Polish brands became increasingly noticeable in international markets, until they became equal to the competition. Designing things tends to be associated with mass production and utility, but the exhibition also draws attention to less commercial aspects to contemporary design. We will discover niche trends, technologies which can be difficult to accept by the majority of users, and experiments in aestheticism. https://bit.ly/2J9Sldq
After all these attractions you might get hungry. Amarylis restaurant offers a real fine dining experience. https://bit.ly/2p9um6E
This Friday Kraków Philharmonic invites to the concert Between West and East. Between Rome and Moscow, between a church and a sobor, Between the West and the East concert will resound with sacral music of two traditions, originating from the same Christian source. The Kraków Philharmonic Choir accompanied by Marek Stefański on organ will sing works by Gabriel Fauré, Francis Poulenc, Gustav Adolf Merkel, Pavel Chesnokov and Alexander Gretchaninov. https://bit.ly/2JFcj0K
After all these attractions you might get hungry. Zalipianki showcases seasonal products and regional dishes. https://bit.ly/2qtEzM3 Po tych wszystkich atrakcjach warto coś zjeść. Kultowe Zalipianki wzięła pod swoje skrzydła znana chef kuchni Ewa Wachowicz. Zjecie tam dziś dania przygotowane z sezonowych i lokalnych produktów. http://zalipianki.pl/
30th International Kraków Composer Festival, held under the banner Music and Words starts on Saturday April 14th. Works by composers with links with Kraków, Korean music, guests from all corners of the globe and premieres (28 world premieres and a further 18 Polish premieres!) all form part of the celebrations. The programme is bursting at the seams with the latest music from Kraków, including compositions by Franciszek Araszkiewicz, Wojciech Widłak, Zbigniew Bargielski, Aleksander Lasoń and students from the Academy of Music. And let’s not forget works by this year’s special guests: Gabriela Ortiz from Mexico and Ivan Buffa, Slovakian composer and conductor appearing in Kraków with his Quasars Ensemble. https://bit.ly/2H7V8X2
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Easter Fair starts this Friday. Colourful Easter eggs, table decorations and handmade regional arts and crafts fill market stalls at the Main Market Square between 23 March and 2 April. The Easter Fair is accompanied by plenty of other events, such as the Palm Sunday palm competition and the blessing of produce on Holy Saturday. http://bit.ly/2DK9pn8
Ballet Romeo and Juliet will take place this Wednesday at ICE Kraków. The Moscow City Ballet returns to Kraków with the best known love story of all time! Feuding families, the balcony scene, exchanges of secret messages, clandestine meetings and a tragic misunderstanding resulting in the lovers’ death – all the elements we know so well from Shakespeare’s tragedy have been set to music by Sergei Prokofiev. Although we won’t hear “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo”, the ballet version of the story, filled with arabesques, leaps and pirouettes, is as moving and enchanting as its literary original. Romeo and Juliet comes to ICE Kraków Congress Centre on 21 March. http://bit.ly/2u1i31c
Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Małopolski Wagon Smaków to bistro działające przy sklepie z lokalnymi i naturalnymi produktami. After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Małopolski Wagon Smaków is a little bistro at a store with local and organic food. http://bit.ly/2pgbZfm
Film buffs may want to watch Beyond Words directed by Ursula Antoniak. It premiered at International Film Festival in Toronto. On Thursday, Michael, a career oriented young German lawyer, refuses to take the case of an African refugee. He wants to know why Franz, his boss and friend, gives the case to him. On Friday, Michael, a Polish immigrant, greets his father Stanislaw in Polish. It’s the first time the two men see each other and they will spend a weekend together. These few days will become Michael's journey in search of himself. The film is screened with English subtitles. http://bit.ly/2BxA6hq
On Monday Anne-Sophie Mutter will give a performance at ICE Kraków Congress Centre. She first picked up the violin when she was just five years old. When she was 13, she was invited to perform alongside the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra by none other than Herbert von Karajan. Before she even turned 20, she had already performed with legendary conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Seiji Ozawa, Riccardo Muti and Zubin Mehta and released several albums for Deutsche Grammophon and EMI Classics. She is a highly versatile artist, known also for her passion for contemporary music. She has had works dedicated to her by Henri Dutilleux, Witold Lutosławski, Sophia Gubaidulina and John Williams. http://bit.ly/2HqHivr
Kraków Opera invites to their staging of Don Pasquale directed by Jerzy Stuhr, wellknown Polish actor and director. It is considered the most outstanding opera of all Donizetti’s 70 coperatic works and the best Italian comic opera ever. It has been called “a jewel of charm, lightness and joyful humour”. This musical treasure is based on a bravado plot, getting the characters involved in risky adventures. As usual money, and of course love, are at stake, though in this case love comes second. This work of unique beauty represents the genre at its best. Jerzy Stuhr plays with the genre, the convention of comic opera, so the production is sheer fun, the very essence of humour and the stage magic. Participation of one of the most acclaimed comic actors in his staging is a brand mark of his theatrical art. http://bit.ly/2tq19sw
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Kiepura Forever concert will take place this Thursday at ICE Kraków. Difficult beginnings, first successes (his talent wasn’t recognised until he moved abroad), great operatic stages, finally a romance with television which earned him the adoration of millions… We will be taken on a journey through the life of Jan Kiepura by Wiesław Ochman, Jacek Wójcicki, Leszek Świdziński, Beata Rybotycka, Iwona Tober and the Obligato Strauss Orchestra under the baton of Jerzy Sobeńko. The concert Kiepura Forever is hosted by Jacek Cygan. http://bit.ly/2H4WJcE
Cracow Fashion Week will start on March 10. Clothes design and manufacture needs to follow sustainable development and fair trade practices, as advocated by the latest Cracow Fashion Week, held under the banner “Fashion & Ecology” and hosted by the Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design (SAPU) and the Krakow Festival Office. The event kicks off with the Cracow Fashion Awards gala at ICE Kraków (10 March) where the best graduation collections are assessed by an international jury. The evening also features displays of designs by Jiefei Wang and Wenwen Howu, and Monika Ptaszek, graduate of the School. http://cracowfashionweek.com/
National Museum in Cracow invites to their new exhibition Comics Now! This is the first time Polish comics step into the usually more serious museum salons. The gallery of cartoon characters which have accompanied generations of Polish fans is opened by the nowforgotten protagonist of prewar newspaper comic strips Jobless Froncek and the immortal Koziołek Matołek. Professor Filutek and his dog Filuś step down from the back cover of “Przekrój”, and we’ll be taking a peek into the studio of Papcio Chmiel where the story of Tytus, Romek and A’Tomek started sixty years ago. We’ll also visit the Slavic village of Mirmiłowo, home of Kajko and Kokosz, and join Jonek, Jonka and Kleks on a quest for a dragon’s egg and Alaskan gold, while Kudłaczek and Bąbelek take us to the soda water spring. More recent characters include the skateboarding Jeż Jerzy and Wilq battling neighbourhood crime. It opens on March 2. http://bit.ly/2CPaaLf
Iconic band Toto will perform at Tauron Kraków Arena this Wednesday (2/28). The first track played on RMF FM when it launched in 1990 was Toto’s Africa. And it’s hardly a surprise; their complex, expansive songs overflow with rock energy and make you want to sing along. But the group’s style reaches beyond traditional rock, featuring elements of pop, soul, funk, blues, R&B and even jazz. Toto’s strength is not just their music, but also the excellent lineup: the group’s four members are all great singers. They’ve been playing for over forty years, and they’ve sold forty million albums, received six Grammies and released megahits including Hold the Line, Rosanna and Stop Loving You. And although they are rich and famous, they never forget about those less fortunate by supporting war veterans and activities of the UN. http://bit.ly/2CnnYRt
After all these attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Da Timo serves authentic Italian cuisine prepared by chef Umberto Le Pera. https://www.facebook.com/RistorantedaTimo/
Arturo Sandoval will perform at ICE Kraków on Thursday. During the World of Great Music tour last year, the legendary Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval made his first appearance in Kraków. He captivated the audience with his joyful, unpretentious music. The artist must have enjoyed our city, because he returns almost a year to the day since the first concert. Sandoval’s music resounds with Caribbean passion, but his fans love him for his technical prowess. Sandoval is a true master of extracting the most extreme registers from his instrument. He was hailed as a worthy successor to Dizzy Gillespie, but his career truly took off after he moved to the US in the 1990s. He has performed on the world’s greatest stages and played alongside Frank Sinatra, Woody Herman, Herbie Hancock and Tony Bennett. http://bit.ly/2EkQiBt
After all attractions in Kraków you might get hungry. Czarna Kaczka serves traditional Polish cuisine with a big emphasis on duck. http://bit.ly/2nW0KrN
Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate 120th birth anniversary of George Gershwin with concerts on Friday and Saturday. He believed that “true music must reflect the thought and aspirations of the people and time. My people are Americans. My time is today.” Rumour has it he tried to get lessons from all the composers he’d met, such was his low regard of his own talent and skills. But when he approached Maurice Ravel, the Frenchman replied, “Why become a second-rate Ravel when you're already a first-rate Gershwin?” In his orchestral works such as Rhapsody in Blue, operas such as Porgy and Bess, songs and Broadway musicals, George Gershwin combined classical, jazz and popular music like no other composer. His Cuban Overture and Catfish Row (the instrumental suite from Porgy and Bess) will resound at the Kraków Philharmonic on 9 and 10 February. http://bit.ly/2ErtAuG
Red Bull 3Style World Finals VIII starts this Wednesday. For the first time ever, the World Final of the legendary DJ competition Red Bull 3Style will take place in Poland! The title fight will feature DJs from 24 countries. The best clubs of Krakow will provide the stage for the DJ battles that will energize the first week of February. All that action will be highlighted by the grand finale in the Slowacki Theatre. The final will see DJs who will present the highest level of skills over the 4 qualifying nights. The jury is composed of true legends of the international scene: DJ Jazzy Jeff, Nina Las Vegas, Skratch Bastid, DJ CRAZE, DJ Nu-Mark. http://bit.ly/2GqJTpv
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Euskadi serves delicious Basque cuisine. Po tych wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Euskadi serwuje znakomitą kuchnię baskijską. http://bit.ly/2s2j8EQ
Titanic The Exhibition will be on view in Forum Przestrzenie starting from February 9. Journey into the heart of the Titanic and experience the world’s largest and most comprehensive touring exhibition about this iconic ship. Immerse yourself in the moving tale of Titanic’s first and final voyage and experience the sights, sounds and stories as if you were on the ship. The Exhibition has been designed with a focus on the legendary RMS Titanic’s compelling human stories as best told through au-thentic artifacts recovered from the wreck site of Titanic and extensive room recrea-tions. Perfume from a maker who was traveling to New York, china etched with the logo of the elite White Star Line, pieces of the Ship itself - these and many other authentic objects offer haunting, emotional connections to lives abruptly ended or forever altered. http://bit.ly/2E3xkCs https://www.wystawatitanic.pl/
The next edition of culinary festival "Najedzeni Fest!" will take place on Sunday 4 February. It's traditionally in February for Shrovetide edition. This time it will take place in a new but well known place, 10 Dolne Młyny Street. It's the former Tobacco Industry, known as Tytatno today. It's the amazing place, Mecca for a hungry traveler and thirsty for fun. This Sunday will be full of sweetness, fatness and all sinful and innocent goodness. Indeed, it's Shrovetide! http://bit.ly/2niUhIe
The National Museum invites to their new exhibition Wyspiański. He was a complete artist: painter, printmaker, poet, dramatist, stage designer, reformer of theatre, un-compromising visionary. His ideas were sometimes controversial – he proposed converting Wawel Hill into Poland’s answer to the Acropolis – and as such not all were implemented; however, the spirit of his art and personality permeates Kraków until today. Around 500 pieces from the collection will be displayed as part of the largest exhibition of the artist’s works in Poland for 50 years. While still alive, Wyspiański donated some masterpieces to the Museum: the stained glass window designs for the Kraków Cathedral. http://bit.ly/2ia4XcH
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David Guetta will perform in Tauron Kraków Arena on January 27. He started his career in the 1980s, playing classic house in underground clubs in Paris. Today David Guetta sets trends as one of the most popular DJs around the globe – in fact he is the main reason why club music is a mainstay of radio playlists the world over. http://bit.ly/2F3CHOB
SUMMER IN THE CITY - book directly on our website and enjoy additional benefits - free bike ( 2 hours ), bottle of PROSECCO and best available rate valid for stay from 1th of June till 30th September – with 13% discount on accommodation. http://bit.ly/29qGJF5
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. At Olive Tree you can try Mediterranean cuisine. http://bit.ly/2mHcn5p
On 19 and 20 January, the Orchestra and Choir of the Kraków Philharmonic is led by Łukasz Borowicz – one of the leading conductors of his generation and winner of numerous awards, including the Paszport Polityki in 2007, who stands out in his craft with his fascination with little known and rarely performed repertoire. We will hear Aleksander Tansman’s suite Four Polish Dances, Nikolai Tcherepnin’s Narcisse et Echo, and Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the soloist Maria Sławek – this year’s Philharmonic’s artist-in-residence. http://bit.ly/2D4HAXn http://bit.ly/2FCA3k7
While you’re not in Kraków listen to some klezmer music. Although it originates in the tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Southeastern Europe, the genre was mostly influenced by Romanian, Greek, Ukrainian, Polish, and Turkish music. The repertoire consists of instrumental pieces, connected with the folklore of Reform Judaism, and of songs performed in Yiddish, belonging to the tradition of Orthodox Judaism. Concerts take place every Thursday and Saturday. http://bit.ly/2ARFo3D
Pod Baranami movie theater invites to 17th New Horizons International Film Festi-val (12-17 January). This year’s touring Wrocław-based festival focuses on directori-al debuts awarded on the international stage. Throughout the 5-day review 7 films from the festival are going to be screened. The programme includes Kantemir Balagov’s powerful, at times brutal Closeness. Hailed as a triumph at the Cannes Festival, the debut by the young Russian director takes us on a journey to the Northern Caucasus of the 1990s, ravaged by ethnic conflict. http://bit.ly/2CxfiYl
Concert Christmas Carols of the World will take place today - on Monday January 8 at Kraków Opera House. Carols, noëls, villancicos, Weihnachtslieder, joululauluja, colinde, julesang, kolyadki – what other names can you think of for Christmas songs? Kraków Opera presents Christmas Carols of the World performed by the TGD choir and stars including Kasia Cerekwicka, Kuba Badach and Piotr Cugowski. We will hear songs from the latest choir’s album Christmas Carols of the World 2. “The material features flavours of ethno music, and we blend everything into our very own pop-gospel style,” promises the ensemble’s leader Piotr Nazaruk. It will be colourful and joyful! http://bit.ly/2D6M2FL
Opera Rara festival starts on January 18. A huge variety of styles, forms and eras are all joined by the leading motif: opera. Detachment from everyday life, fun, creative expression, partici-pation and giving a voice to the echoes of the bygone noble times, when opera was a fashionable and pleasant way to spend time, and an important element of social and cultural life – that is the important heritage that the Opera Rara Festival will refer to, building the opera brand as a centre of social life, the source of aesthetic elation and a pretext to build a community based on beauty and the unity of experiences. Opera Rara as a way of life, a festival that affects all the senses and meets the needs of the audiences. Concerts are held between 18 January and 13 February, in a truly Carnival atmosphere of joy, celebration and artistic expression. http://www.operarara.pl/en
The Cortege of the Three Wise Men will take place on Saturday January 6. It walks through the streets of Kraków joined by Cracovians of all ages. As usual, Caspar, Melchior and Bal-thazar set off from different places in the city to meet at the Main Market Square at midday to adore Baby Jesus. The Red Cortege – symbolising Europe – walks from Wawel Castle along Grodzka Street to the Main Market Square (start around 11am). The Blue Cortege – symbolising Africa – gathers at Matejko Square after Holy Mass at St Florian’s Church and around 11:30am walks along Floriańska Street. The final Green Cortege – symbolising Asia – leaves the Dębnicki Square around 11am. http://bit.ly/2CFSS4P
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Kraków invites to their New Year’s Eve Celebration. Repertoires for all ages, great dance music, atmospheric locations – Cracovians welcome the new year in wonderful mood! This time, New Year’s Eve in Kraków is held on four stages at four separate locations. Each party kicks off at 9pm. Popular female artists: Kasia Moś, Natalia Nykiel, Bovska will rule at The Main Market Square. Tauron Kraków Arena will host a big hip-hop concert. Music will bring together generations on Podgórski Market Square. The centre of Nowa Huta will be filled with swing and dance. http://sylwester.krakow.pl/en
Film buffs should catch Silent Night - one of the best Polish movies of the year. Ad-am, who lives and works abroad, visits his family home in the Polish countryside on Christmas Eve. At first, he keeps the real reason for his visit to himself, but it isn’t long before he starts letting one relative after another in on his plans. Things get even more complicated when, in line with time-honoured Polish tradition, alcohol appears on the table. Pod Barnami and Ars movie theaters offer screenings with English subtitles. http://bit.ly/2BjNenh
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The Museum of Municipal Engineering invites to the new temporary exhibition they are hosting: The Gallery of Steel Figures. In the extraordinary space of the old tram depot there are over 50 recycled steel figures inspired by cartoons, sci-fi movies, fantasy world characters to comic book characters. There are also amazing inspirations based on world celebrities, animals and last but not least the most powerful and luxury cars in the history. In the postindustrial surroundings awaits the adventure with the giant steel figures – detailed sculptured art pieces handmade out of thousands of scrap parts. http://bit.ly/2BDHLLG
After all these attractions you might get hungry. Bottiglieria 1881 is a wine bar and a restaurant that showcases local and seasonal ingredients. https://www.facebook.com/Bottiglieria1881/
Najnowszy film Łukasza Palkowskiego „Najlepszy” jest już w kinach. Głównym bohaterem filmu „Najlepszy” jest sportowiec, który zachwycił świat, a który w Polsce, do dziś, pozostaje osobą praktycznie nieznaną. To fascynująca, pełna morderczego wysiłku, spektakularnych upadków i niezwykłej siły, historia inspirowana życiem Jerzego Górskiego, który ukończył bieg śmierci oraz ustanowił rekord świata w triathlonowych mis-trzostwach świata, zdobywając tytuł mistrza na dystansie Double Ironman z czasem 24h:47min:46sek. http://bit.ly/2nWFllD, http://bit.ly/2ARmivQ
Wawel Hill under the snow, the buzz od voices coming from the Christmas Fair on the Main Market Square, colourful lights adorning the streets of Kraków… The Royal Chamber Orchestra presents Krakow Christmas Music Concert in a festive mood. The programme features the most beautiful Christmas songs and melodies (Let It Snow, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, We Wish You a Merry Christmas), as well as charming classical music, such as Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Corelli’s Christmas Concerto. The Christmas in Kraków will charm you like nowhere and never before! The concerts take place from 18 November 2017 to 9 January 2018, every day at 5pm. http://bit.ly/2kluYCR
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Mięta Restobar showcases Mediterranean and Polish cuisine. https://www.facebook.com/RestobarMieta/
10th Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival starts on 9 December. It gives viewers a chance to see, in a matter of just one week, some of the most intriguing plays of the season from theatres throughout the country. Divine Comedy is a theatre holiday where the best Polish shows are presented in the true Polish showcase. Apart from Polish shows, competing for the best show of the year title and the Divine Comedian prize, there are also foreign theatre groups, and meetings with philosophers, theatre theoreticians, and critics that accompany the festival. This year’s motto is “Theatre in ruins”? In defiance of it we will discover that Polish theatre is not simply surviving but thriving!https://en.boskakomedia.pl/
8th Kraków Festival of Advent and Christmas Songs starts this Friday. It’s a great opportunity to listen to Carols and Christmas songs performed by choirs from all across Europe. The concerts will take place at three Kraków churches: St. Catherine’s, St. Peter and Paul’s and the Basilica of St. Mary between 8 and 10 December. The best ensembles will be awarded Golden Angel statuettes. http://krakow.christmasfestival.pl/
Kraków Christman Market has just started on the Main Market Square. The vendors sell a wide range of varied Christmas decorations (good old-fashioned handpainted colorful glass baubles remain the Polish specialty), gifts, toys, sweets and other foods, cards, etc. Besides shopping one can savor hot, nutritious dishes alfresco and/or help oneself to mulled wine. Another attraction is the occasional free entertainment, usually provided by children ensembles and village artists performing carols. Also local artisans, such as blacksmiths and carvers, present their crafts. The concerts take place Thursday through Sunday. http://bit.ly/2zFWaTp
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Open Your Eyes Festival, taking place this week in Kraków, is a showcase of Polish artists. On Monday Polish jazzman Wojciech Mazolewski will give a concert at Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury. During the performance Chopin Without Piano, director Michał Zadara brings together theatre and a symphonic concert, while actress Barbara Wysocka performs a literary transcription of the piano parts of both of Chopin’s concertos accompanied by the Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra. Space for Art is filled with presentations of paintings, prints and drawings by Leszek Misiak and his students from the Academy of Fine Art in Kraków. http://bit.ly/2iRniHP
Andrea Bocelli will give a concert in Kraków on Saturday November 11 at Tauron Kraków Arena. Italian classical crossover tenor is a true audience favourite! He has recorded fifteen solo studio albums, of both pop and classical music, three greatest hits albums, and nine complete operas, selling over 80 million records worldwide. During the concert he will perform operatic hits and repertoire from his album Cinema featuring some of the most beautiful songs from film soundtracks, in-cluding Maria, Moon River and Por una cabeza. http://bit.ly/2zvcMjY
November 11 is Polish Independent Day, but it’s also Saint Martin’s Day. This is when we celebrate young wine and goose. Head over to Start Zajezdania for 5th Cracovian Festival of Young Wine. The programme features many culinary attractions under the banner of slow food including goose and wine tasting, as well as ethno, world music and mashups. http://festiwalmlodegowina.pl/ http://bit.ly/2ynCQxN http://bit.ly/2ipd8xN
62nd Kraków All Souls “Zaduszki” Jazz Festival takes place between 3 and 9 No-vember and will be headlined by Simon Phillips and Trombone Shorty. Phillips is one of the best percussionists working today, and he is equally at home with rock, fusion and jazz. Trombone Shorty is the alias of Troy Michael Andrews – a young vocalist, trombonist and trumpeter from New Orleans. He performs at ICE Kraków with his energetic band Orleans Avenue. http://bit.ly/2yX8LV5
After all these attractions you might get hungry. Filipa 18 showcases dishes prepared from local ingredients. http://bit.ly/2yPNLiW
Patchlab festival will run between Tuesday and Sunday. Patchlab is an international event dedicated to interdisciplinary (post)digital art forms, created at the intersection of art, new technologies and creative programming. During the 6th edition this year main focus will be at the Data Art and AI. Patchlab consists of exhibitions, workshops and two AV Nights with selection of electronic music producers. http://patchlab.pl/
After all these attractions you might get hungry. The best falafel place Mazaya has opened their second restaurant. Now, the delicious food is available in the city center, on Starowiślna street. http://bit.ly/2obS93s
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Fall edition of Restaurant Week kicks off this Friday. 45 top Kraków restaurants are set to take part, presenting three signature courses of distinctive culinary specialties to thousands of Guests. Meals are priced at a festival-friendly 49 zł and the reservations are now available. http://bit.ly/2yoZjqV
After all these attractions you might get hungry. Nota Resto showcases Polish and international cuisine presented by chef Tomasz Leśniak who feeds Polish national football team. http://bit.ly/2ylFUIV
Great new exhibition started at Museum of Municipal Engineering: „P for Paradox. A Tale of Fiat 125p”. In the grey reality of the 1970s, there were not many things that were as desirable as your own car. It was the symbol of luxury during Poland’s communist-era: the Italian-style Fiat 125p! Initially, only the services and privileged individuals had the luck to sit at the wheel of the modern Fiat 125p which was a sign of high social status. However, as time went by and the dream came true, more and more people began to notice that Fiat 125p did not stand for luxury and prestige only, but it also meant day-to-day hardships which stemmed from socialist economy. How much was the 125p model? How could it be obtained? Who drove it? How was it used in the party’s propaganda? What were holidays on four wheels like? We’ll learn answers to those and other questions at the exhibition. http://bit.ly/2wNhMfd
„Loving Vincent” has just hit the theatres. The tragic story of the life and death of Vincent van Gogh, one of the world’s most acclaimed painters, is the world’s first fully painted animated film. „Loving Vincent” is an international coproduction, made with Polish participation. http://bit.ly/2fW4Eh7
Conrad Festival starts on October 23. It’s one of the most important literature events in Poland. The theme for this year’s festival is „Unrest”. How should we talk about the contemporary world? About people, their weaknesses and the all-encompassing sense of unrest, ubiquitous in today’s world? To help us understand and soothe contemporary fears, Kraków welcomes artists who move in different cultural circles and who have work in literature, film, theatre, music and visual arts. The Bible, but not as you know it: 35 tales, 528 pages and 1500 illustrations. A book for all generations. The artist Serge Bloch reveals the secrets of how he worked on the remarkable book of words and images In the Beginning: Illustrated Stories from the Old Testament. Catherine Anyango, co-author (with designer Tom Tirabosco) of the graphic novel Congo – a brand new version of Heart of Darkness – talk about how they approached their adaptation. For full programme check the website. http://conradfestival.pl/
12th Kraków Jazz Autumn starts on October 9. The event kicks off with a three-day residency by Per-Åke Holmlander. The Swedish tuba virtuoso performs alongside Scandinavian mu-sicians under the banner Carliot – It’s Never Too Late Orchestra. They are accompanied by the saxophonist and clarinettist Mikołaj Trzaska, the Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva and the American percussionist Tim Daisy. During the first two evenings (9-10 October), they appear at Alchemia in small groups, with the final, eleven-strong orchestra coming together for the finale concert at Hevre on 11 October. https://kjj-festiwal.pl/
Kino Pod Baranami theatre invites to the screenings of „Birds are singing in Kigali” - the latest film from Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze. The awarded Polish film tells a heart-breaking story about friendship and forgiveness. In 1994 Rwanda a Polish woman ornithologist saves Tutsi girl from certain death. After a few years they both revisit Africa on an emotional journey full of painful memories. The film is screened with English subtitles. Do Kina Pod Baranami trafił właśnie najnowszy, nagradzany na festiwalach filmowych film Joanny Kos-Krauze i Krzysztofa Krauze „Ptaki śpiewają w Kigali”. To wstrząsająca opowieść o przyjaźni i przebaczeniu. W 1994 roku polska ornitolog przebywa w Rwandzie podczas ludobójstwa dokonanego na plemieniu Tutsi. Ratuje młodą dziewczynę i pomaga jej uciec do Polski. Po latach kobiety udają się w emocjonalną podróż do Rwandy. http://bit.ly/2x0zf85
After all these attractions you might get hungry. Kufle i Widelce has just opened! This new place serves delicious creative dishes together with Polish craft beer. Po tych wszystkich atrakcjach warto coś zjeść. Kufle i Widelce to nowe miejsce na kulinarnej mapie Krakowa, które stawia na znakomite jedzenie oraz świetny wybór piwa z małych browarów. https://www.facebook.com/KufleiWidelce/
Sacrum Profanum starts September 26. It explores, breaks down barriers and changes perceptions of contemporary music. The festival presents newest music and is aimed at blurring the line between contemporary music, often treated as difficult and incomprehensible, and the developments of ambitious entertainment and the experimental scene. The inaugural concert features four distinct tales told by four duos. On 26 September, the Nowa Huta Cultural Centre hosts Lubomyr Melnyk and Melvyn Poore. The former is the founder of the continuous music piano technique, and he’s been described as the fastest pianist in the world. The latter is the acclaimed tuba player with Ensemble Musikfabrik from Germany. They join forces to perform the hourlong composition The Voice of Trees. Timely! They are followed by Murcof (Fernando Corona) and Vanessa Wagner: the Mexican sound artist and the French pianist have prepared their own versions of compositions by artists including John Cage, Aphex Twin, John Adams and Philip Glass. http://sacrumprofanum.com/
The Krakow Philharmonic opens its new artistic season this Friday with what is recognized as the greatest work by Gustav Mahler and one of the most powerful pieces ever composed. In the Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection” we will hear so-prano Anna Mikołajczyk-Niewiedział and mezzosoprano Jadwiga Rappé. The Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir performs under the baton of Charles Olivieri-Munroe. http://bit.ly/2fiecq0
Genius Loci festival is taking place at the Słowacki Theatre. The Genius Loci Festival, featuring premiere spectacles and installations, follows the ideas of Stanisław Wyspiański, patron of 2017 in Poland, whose works created during the Young Po-land era boldly intertwined European culture with the local flavour of Kraków and Małopolska. What kinds of journeys – both in the geographical and symbolic sense – will Poland’s young directors take us on? Krzysztof Garbaczewski’s The Heart of the Bold comes to the Kościuszko Mound to tell the story of the freedom fighter Tadeusz Kościuszko told through the perspective of Booker T. Washington, leader of the African American community at the turn of the 20th century. http://bit.ly/2y8AhLn
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Trattoria Degusti serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Trattoria Degusti serwuje wyśmienitą kuchnię śródziemnomorską. https://www.facebook.com/TrattoriaDegusti/
Genius Loci festival has just started at the Słowacki Theatre. The Genius Loci Festi-val, featuring premiere spectacles and installations, follows the ideas of Stanisław Wyspiański, patron of 2017 in Poland, whose works created during the Young Po-land era boldly intertwined European culture with the local flavour of Kraków and Małopolska. What kinds of journeys – both in the geographical and symbolic sense – will Poland’s young directors take us on? Krzysztof Garbaczewski’s The Heart of the Bold comes to the Kościuszko Mound to tell the story of the freedom fighter Tadeusz Kościuszko told through the perspective of Booker T. Washington, leader of the African American community at the turn of the 20th century. http://bit.ly/2xfy2II
After all these attractions you might get hungry. Ka Udon Bar serves delicious Japanese udon soup. There’s great coffee too!. Po tych wszystkich atrakcjach warto coś zjeść. Ka Udon Bar serwuje znakomity japoński makaron udon w bulionie. Mają też świetną kawę. http://bit.ly/2wNjEI5
On the weekend of September 16 and 17 head over to Kiermash. This exceptional event is all about fashion, style, heritage, quality and beyond. Museum of Municipal Engineering has been chosen by organisers to held this KIERMASH edition. Its amazing interior will comple-ment displays of many independent Polish fashion designers. The contrast of tradition meet-ing young and independent creative sprits is worth to experience. During those 2 days our guests will be able to browse, try on and purchase one of a kind pieces, created by upcoming fashion designers. Altogether there will be over 60 stands offering handpicked, handmade and beautiful clothes, jewellery and accessories. There's going to be great food as well! http://bit.ly/2eE2GB3
Classic Moto Show takes place on a weekend of 8-10 September at the Museum of Municipal Engineering. It’s the only automotive exhibition on the south side of Poland, where there are presented historical cars from different ages – beginning with the twenties and ending with modern days, i.e. youngtimers. Two wheels representatives and special pieces, like American LaFrance, won’t be missed too. Attractions include road safety workshops for kids and an exhibition of chocolate car models – perfect not just for motorheads! http://bit.ly/2bbMart
After all these attractions you might get hungry. Pinakoteka is not only a great p[lace for a bite to eat and a glass of wine, it’s also an exhibition space and event venue. http://bit.ly/2woZxPg
Beergeeks rejoice! This weekend Kraków is hosting One More Beer Festival. It’s the first festival of this kind in Poland - following a format, that’s getting common abroad - pay once and enjoy unlimited tastings. The festival is divided into 3 sessions, each one showcases 60 unique beers from 10 Polish breweries and 20 top-notch breweries from all over the world. A it’s a great chance to have a little taste of craft beer revolution.http://ombf.pl/ http://bit.ly/2wmWy8t
Poland is famous for its honey and this weekend you’ll be able to discover the secrets of bee-keeping during the 24th Kraków Honey Harvest. Between 1 and 3 September, the Wolnica Square hosts producers of delicious honeys and other apiary products, and we will learn about their medicinal and cosmetic properties. The exhibition Bees Speak to Us introduces the lives and behavior of these fascinating insects and the threats they face, while at noon on 2 September a Bee Parade sets off from the Main Market Square to Kazimierz, accompanied by an orchestra. https://goo.gl/43Ggsc
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Cargo Grill & Deli would satisfy every steak and BBQ lovers.http://bit.ly/2wEckOo
42nd Music in Old Cracow Festival is on. The festival hosts many great stars, and they love coming back year after year. One of the festival’s greatest friends, Jordi Savall – whose ap-pearances date back to the 1980s – performs on 25 August at the Church of St Catherine. He is joined by Dimitri Psonis to present a Dialogue of Souls between the Orient and the Occi-dent, written for instruments including vièle à archet, rebec, rebab, oud, santur and saz. Łukasz Długosz, one of the best young flautists working today, started his career with prestigious music competitions. On 27 August at the Tempel Synagogue, he presents Mercadante’s virtuoso Concerto in E minor; the accompanying Amadeus orchestra, under the baton of Anna Duczmal-Mróz, also performs Mozart’s chamber Divertimento in F major KV 138 and Dvořák’s “American” String Quartet in F major Op. 96. http://bit.ly/2vh6Zs9
On Saturday head over to the Wawel castle, where 10th Wawel at Dusk Festival is taking place. The event once again captivates audiences with fabulous music at the beautiful setting, resounding at the courtyards of Wawel Castle on Saturdays throughout the summer holi-days. This Saturday the concert will take place on the smaller Stefan Batory courtyard, where the audience will hear compositions by Wieniawski and Szymanowski. http://bit.ly/2fyqo5L http://www.castellogt.pl/
There’s a new interesting exhibition in Kraków: „Two neighbors”. It’s dedicated to the mounds of Kraków: Kościuszko’s and Piłsudski’s. It showcases how dedicated people of Kraków were to their mounds. The exhibition is on view in from of Pawilon Wyspiańskiego, on Place Wszystkich Świętych 2. http://bit.ly/2wt7Yad
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Bombonierka is a cosy little restaurant serving traditional Polish cuisine. https://goo.gl/6aXRFN
One of the tastiest event in Kraków: Pierogi Festival is just around the corner. “The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity than the discovery of a new star.” It’s hard to disagree with the sentiment published by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in The Physiology of Taste almost two centuries ago. Pierogi are undoubtedly one of the crowning dishes of Polish cuisine. They were made by our great-grandmothers, grandmothers and mothers, and now we make them ourselves. It could also be said that pierogi are going through a revival – and during the annual Pierogi Festival at the Main Market Square, restaurateurs continue to surprise us with new flavours and combinations, creating unique feasts for the senses. It’s no accident that the date of the festival (11-15 August) coincides with the Feast of Assumption of Mary and its tradition of blessing of herbs and making – you guessed it! – pierogi.https://goo.gl/1RESk7
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5th Summer Music and Dance Festival will take place of 5 and 6 August 2017 and it will be filled with melodies and dances from Hungary and Transylvania. On 5 August, the stage at the Podgórski Market Square hosts folk ensembles from Estonia, Latvia, Serbia, Greece and Lithuania; the day also features choral concerts at the Franciscan Church and the Church of St. Catherine. The finale concert on 6 Au-gust at Stara Zajezdnia brings together all guests for a grand joint performance. https://goo.gl/obMSyC
On Saturday head over to the Wawel castle, where 10th Wawel at Dusk Festival is taking place. The event once again captivates audiences with fabulous music at the beautiful setting, resounding at the courtyards of Wawel Castle on Saturdays throughout the summer holidays. This Saturday the concert will take place on the smaller Stefan Batory courtyard, where the audience will hear Chopin, arias and duets from operas, operettas and musicals. https://goo.gl/awt4QQ
St. Mary’s Basilica on The Main Market Square invites to St Mary's Organ Festival. The event brings many concerts to the Gothic basilica and reveals the potential of the church’s three instruments. On 18 July, the Italian organist Eugenio Maria Fagiani is joined by Wacław Turek on accordion. https://goo.gl/KbdRkD
26th International Festival Summer Organ Concerts showcases antique instruments and interiors, on seven evenings climatic music is performed by guests from Poland and abroad. The programme features organ classics by Buxtehude, Pachelbel, Bach and Franck alongside a wide panorama of music from the days long before Maestro Johann Sebastian. The event traditionally intertwines the beauty of music and architecture, this Wednesday and Friday festival events take the audiences to the Baroque Carmelite church and the Pauline Church rising above the Vistula river. https://goo.gl/AEzYzW
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Lipowa 6F/ Krakow Slow Wines serves great Georgian cuisine and they’re a wine bar too! https://www.facebook.com/lipowa6f/
Between 5 and 8 July the EtnoKraków / Crossroads 2017 festival will be held. In July, Kraków hosts one of the most important world music festivals in this part of Europe. Over 100 musicians perform during 20 concerts at special locations including the Church of St. Catherine, Galicia Jewish Museum, Eth-nographic Museum, Kraków’s clubs such as Alchemia and Strefa, and on an outdoor stage at Wolnica Square. And there will be plenty of accompanying events, including dance meetings and workshops of music and traditional arts and crafts. Kraków welcomes stars such as Kayhan Kalhor, virtuoso of the kamancheh – traditional Persian bowed string instrument. We will hear three distinctive voices of Europe with the Finnish singer Outi Pulkkinenand her collaborative project with Mariana Sadovska (Ukraine) and Nadja Räss (Switzerland). http://www.etnokrakow.pl/en/
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Sąsiedzi restaurant invites to try their traditional Polish dishes. https://goo.gl/ybTs2d
Summer Cinema Harvest starts this Friday at Kino Pod Baranami. Summer Cinema Harvest is a 9 week long ‚film-tasting’ extravaganza. Featuring the most interesting films made in recent years plus cinema classics. The theme for this week is „To live is to love”. On screen we will see Ryan Gosling, Marion Cotillard, Audrey Hepburn, Tom Hardy and many others. https://goo.gl/yykzYV
22nd Piwnica pod Baranami Summer Jazz Festival is on! On of the stars of the festival is the queen of smooth jazz: Ive Mendes. The Brazilian vocalist performs on 25 June at ICE Kraków under the banner ICE Jazz, presenting material from her latest album Bossa Romantica. On 21 June, the Kraków Philharmonic hosts the pianist and composer Alan Broadbent. The New Zealander, winner of two Grammy awards and acclaimed for his work with artists including Charlie Haden, Chet Baker and Natalie Cole, appears alongside one of the most original British jazz vocalists Georgia Mancio to present material from the album Songbook. Apart from that daily jazz shows take place at Picnic Pod Baranami. Every year festival presents about 60 concerts with ap-prox. 300 artists from Poland and abroad. http://www.cracjazz.com/en
Wianki – Fête de la Musique 2017 makes the whole Kraków sing on Saturday June 24. Four main stages, melodies reaching us from unconventional places, a day filled with concerts – this year’s Wianki – Fête de la Musique in a nutshell. The major events are held in Kraków’s Old Town, with the loudest stage (Hard Rock Cafe Kraków) located in the very heart of the city. The floral compositions, symbolising maidenhood, will be made in the afternoon at the Czerwieński Boulevard. In the late evening, they sky over the river explodes into a cacophony of colour during a 20-minute pyrotechnic display. http://www.wianki.krakow.pl/en
15th edition of Krakow Photomonth Festival is on. This year’s motto “From the Outside, Looking In” defines the role of photographers as investigators and observers, keeping somewhat beyond the events they document with their cameras. This allows a degree of manipulation: artificially created situations can be given the illusion of reality, while the credibility of all images is called into question. Each exhibition is a different point of view, a subjective message from the author that corresponds with other and invites the viewer to join the discussion. Not only was Photomonth founded to present high-quality photographs, but, first of all, to inspire, provoke some thought, stimulate, and integrate the Krakow community. http://photomonth.com/en
Jarmark Świętojański (St. John’s Fair) starts this Friday. We’ll be taken on a journey back in time to the golden age of the Polish Republic with this year’s St John’s Fair. Throughout the weekend the Czerwieński Boulevard by Wawel Hill will be filled with traders, cooks, travelling musicians and lords and ladies from near and far. On the first day, we are invited to a royal ball thrown by Henry de Valois for his fiancée Anna Jagiellon. Perhaps the king will reveal why the pair never married – was the age difference frowned upon back in the 16th century? The nation which made the greatest mark on 16th-century Poland, in particular Kraków, was Italy, thanks to Sigismund the Old’s love of all things Italian – his wife Bona Sforza, Italian art and even vegeta-bles. Between 9 and 18 June, many Cracovian restaurants – from Albertina to Wierzynek – present dishes inspired by the queen. https://goo.gl/mBTXB9 https://goo.gl/eGpKuf
The next edition of "Najedzeni Fest!" will take place on Sunday June 11th at Forum Przestrzenie. Najedzeni Fest! is a food festival organized in Kraków. The theme for this edition is Picnic! Local restaurants and farmers will treat you to some delicious snacks. https://goo.gl/sw7Sev
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Ranny ptaszek is famous for its lavish breakfasts. https://goo.gl/ATRzAq
21st Kraków Opera Summer Festival starts this Friday and will bring longawaited performances, gala concerts in the castle courtyard and a dazzling premiere. To start with, we will be enchanted by The Tales of Hoffmann, featuring apparitions, mechanical dolls, troubled love stories and melancholy – but don’t worry, the mood is strictly buffo! Offenbach’s masterpiece has a long and complicated history and many variants, so this latest interpretation is a perfect opportunity for its director Michał Znaniecki to create his very own vision, working alongside the conductor Tomasz Tokarczyk. Premiere at the Kraków Opera on June 9th. https://goo.gl/4qswmh
Kraków Film Festival has just started. It’s one of the oldest events in Europe dedicated to documentary, animated and short feature films. During the eight festival days, the viewers have a chance to watch about 250 films from Poland and from around the world. They are shown in competition sections and in special screenings. The festival is accompanied by exhibitions, concerts, openair shows and meetings with artists. The festival ends on Sunday June 4th. http://www.krakowfilmfestival.pl/en/
This Saturday an extraordinary event will take place in Kazimierz: 7@nite. Night of the Synagogues 2017: Generations. The doors to the seven unique synagogues of Kazimierz will be wide open. The visitors will learn all kinds of stories and histories, things that are not immediately apparent, and some that require individual reflections. There will be discontinuity and many stories will remain unfinished, but they will move you and leave you with a renewed spirit. Each synagogue offers different kind of program - exhibitions, workshops, multimedia performances and a DJ marathon all await. https://goo.gl/t0MHdM https://goo.gl/T4RNH2
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. Planning it is a joyous occasion, but it also can be stressful. It is very important to find the right accommodation for you and your guests. If you have decided to hold a destination wedding in Krakow, Antique Apartments is the right choice. http://www.antiqueapartments.com/weddings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3OUYJgRYVk&feature=youtu.be
André Rieu, known as king of the waltz and his Johann Strauss Orchestra will perform in Kraków this Thursday, filling the Tauron Arena Kraków with compositions by Strauss, traditional pieces from all over the globe and cinematic hits. André Rieu has his own orchestra, a 300-year-old Stradivari violin, a full-size replica of the Viennese Schönbrunn as a backdrop to his concerts, and a perfect formula for bringing happiness to millions of listeners, from his hometown of Maastricht to faraway Australia. https://goo.gl/R9dvpB https://goo.gl/7j5egh
15th edition of Krakow Photomonth Festival kicks off this Friday (19th of May). This year’s motto “From the Outside, Looking In” defines the role of photographers as investigators and observers, keeping somewhat beyond the events they document with their cameras. This allows a degree of manipulation: artificially created situations can be given the illusion of reality, while the credibility of all images is called into question. Each exhibition is a different point of view, a subjective message from the author that corresponds with other and invites the viewer to join the discussion. Not only was Photomonth founded to present highquality photographs, but, first of all, to inspire, provoke some thought, stimulate, and integrate the Krakow community. http://photomonth.com/en
After all attractionsin Kraków you might get hungry. Miodowy Piecyk serves wonderful Neapolitan pizza and great pastas. https://goo.gl/OYJk4x https://goo.gl/sGxmmB
Want to realise your American dream, take a maiden cruise across the Atlantic or perhaps return to your childhood on the back of a dragon? The 10th anniversary Film Music Festival (17-23 May) will make your dreams come true - it’s a captivating showcase of the highest quality musical interpretations of the moving image and one of the most important festivals in the world of film music. One of the highlights of this year’s edition is the concert „The Music of Abel Korzeniowski”, where you will hear brand new arrangements of soundtracks to instantly recognised, highly rewarded and lucrative films composed by Korzeniowski, performed by the Beethoven Academy Orchestra with the composer himself stepping up to the conductor’s pulpit. Legendary producer Giorgio Morodor will also be performing. http://fmf.fm/
Museum of Contemporary Art MOCAK invites to their new exhibitions. Art in Art is another exhibition in the series that confronts important areas of life with their perception by artists. Art is there to provide reflection and both stimulate and provide depth to our critical perception of everything that existence entails. Such is the role of art, and this is the kind of art that MOCAK endeavours to show in all its activities. But art also has another, more ‘arty’ face – as one big conglomeration of familiar images of acclaimed pedigree, works with their own idiosyncratic context, in which they have thrilled and enraptured many. Another exhibition, ”The Artist and the Trace: Materials from the MOCAK Collection Artists' Archive” is a valuable source of information about Polish and international contemporary art. https://goo.gl/zXBU5N
12th Felix Mendelssohn Music Days start this Friday. He was a genius with many varied talents. As a child of a wealthy family of Jewish intellectuals he spoke several languages, painted and he was a violin and piano virtuoso. He rose to fame as a composer whose acclaimed march resounds during wedding ceremonies around the globe. The 12th festival features nine chamber concerts at the Center for Jewish Culture and an organ recital at the Dominican Church. The diverse programme of the event held between 12 and 21 May includes perfor-mances by musicians from Europe and the US. https://goo.gl/pEfnRn
After all attractions in Kraków you might get hungry. Nota Resto is a new restaurant that offers happiness on the plate. It’s run by Tomasz Leśniak, chef for the Polish national team in football. https://www.facebook.com/notaresto/
Culinary festival Restaurant Week is on and 26 restaurants in Kraków are participat-ing. 3-course festival experience including a starter, main course and dessert has a spacial price - 39 zloty. The theme of the spring edition of Restaurant Week is emotions. https://goo.gl/ZPEFwh
Netia Off Camera, a major event devoted to Polish and international independent cinema kicks off this Friday. The festival presents bold, independent cinema unafraid to go against the current. Let it sweep us away for the tenth time! What fascinates and worries filmmakers? What are the hottest titles around the globe right now? We seek answers to these questions during the 10th Netia Off Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema. http://www.offcamera.pl/en/
The 29th International Festival of Kraków Composers kicks off this Sunday (April 23rd) at Kraków Philharmonic Hall. Its goal is to showcase music by composers with ties to our city. This year it hosts visitors from Nordic countries of Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Denmark, as well as those from Estonia and the Netherlands. The event’s special guest is Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho; she talks about com-bining nature and science in her music, from concepts of water lilies and the aurora to advanced computer technologies used to synthesise sound. The concerts will be held throughout the week.
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Studio Qulinarne is an innovative culinary concept in Kraków’s Kazimierz. https://goo.gl/8rznNN
Jewish Museum Galicja invites to their great exhibition "Traces of Memory: A Contemporary Look at the Jewish Past in Poland”. It offers a contemporary and thought-provoking look at Jewish Poland, reflecting a great deal of issues and processes rooted in the past, but influencing the future. The museum is open daily through the whole year, from 10:00 till 18:00. https://goo.gl/CEDnZe
Kroke w jidysz znaczy Kraków, Kroke to też nazwa jednego z najciekawszych krakowskich zespołów. Początkowo zespół kojarzony był z muzyką klezmerską z silnymi wpływami bałkańskimi. Aktualnie w swej twórczości balansuje pomiędzy gatunkami, czerpiąc inspiracje z muzyki etnicznej, brzmienia orientu, a także jazzu tworząc swój własny, charakterystyczny styl. Na koncercie w Operze Krakowskiej zespół będzie świętował 25-lecie istnienia, a także wydaną w marcu nową płytę „Traveller”. Towarzyszami muzycznych wojaży będą tym razem perkusjonista Sławomir Berny oraz kwartet smyczkowy Dafô. https://goo.gl/puc8to
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. "Zielonym do góry" is a new place on culinary map of Cracow. They put an emphasis on clean eating and from farm to table approach. https://goo.gl/gQzSnE
Colourful Easter eggs, table decorations and handmade regional arts and crafts fill market stalls at the Main Market Square between 7 and 17 April. The Easter Fair is accompanied by plenty of other events, such as the Palm Sunday palm competition and the blessing of produce on Holy Saturday. What’s more there’s going to be plenty of traditional Polish food to try like sour rye soup „żurek”, traditional pierogi or smoked meats. You’ll also be able to buy crafts from local artisans. https://goo.gl/kUyFNK
The Misteria Paschalia festival, a trademark of Kraków as a city of early music, is one of Europe’s most important events focusing on Renaissance and Baroque music. It has earned a great reputation thanks to its carefully developed image, integrated concept and carefully selected programme. It presents a wide repertoire featuring new projects prepared especially for Misteria Paschalia. The formula is based on presenting music linked to the Holy Week and Easter, performed by masters and outstanding interpreters of early music. This year’s Misteria Paschalia Festival (10-17 April) brings many exciting changes: France as a reference point, staged opera sacra, two programme strands, premieres, international collaborations and new concert venue. https://goo.gl/LqDPGO, https://goo.gl/lrDbFs
This weekend Variete Theatre invites to their Revue Night. Olga Szomańska and Rising Stars Revue star in the project especially created for the Krakow Variété Theatre. Revue is a show dominated by our attractive dancers and their performances, incredible revue costumes, as well as songs and acrobatics. The performance is complemented by the fantastic voice of Olga Szomańska, who is the diva of the night, known for her daring performance of Paulette in Legally Blonde. We will take you into the unique ambience of vaudeville, variete, and burlesque as well as present the revue feathers and robes. Topnotch acrobatics performed by the participants of such programs as “Poland’s got talent” will add up to the excitement of the evening. “Revue Night” is an epitome of dance, songs, beauty and charm. https://goo.gl/7Oxtde
SUMMER IN THE CITY - book directly on our website and enjoy additional benefits - free bike ( 2 hours ), bottle of PROSECCO and best available rate valid for stay from 1th of June till 30th September – with 15% discount on accommodation. https://goo.gl/Zc88KP
Fryderyk Chopin, Bill Evans, Ray Manzarek... even though they inhabit completely different musical worlds, they are joined by the fact that they were all masters of the piano. The first Cracovian Piano Day has just started and it lasts... four days, from 26 to 29 March. It starts with two club recitals at BAL in the Zabłocie district: the jazzman Kuba Płużek performs with three keyboards (piano alongside the electroacoustic Wurlitzer and Fender Rhodes), while Vitaliy Ivanov combines piano performance with the saxophone, sketching improvised musical portraits of random audience members. http://www.pianoday.org/
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Tbilisuri is a small restaurant serving traditional Georgian dishes. https://goo.gl/7rQ9mG
Cracow Fashion Week is on! At the threshold of spring, Kraków hosts a week of sustainable fashion. Presentations of environmentally-friendly collections are accompanied by exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, workshops and a debate on the fashion industry’s social responsibility. Organised by the Cra-cow School of Art and Fashion Design, the Cracow Fashion Week (18-26 March) is held under the banner “Fashion & Ecology”. https://goo.gl/yxpPNh , https://goo.gl/zVVxcV
Moscow City Ballet will perform „The Sleeping Beauty” this Wednesday at ICE Kraków. The enchanting and romantic story of The Sleeping Beauty in-spired Tchaikovsky to write some of his most glorious music, and the ballet has captivated the imaginations of people for well over a hundred years. Featuring the delicate Princess Aurora, her gallant Prince, the beautiful Lilac Fairy and a host of fairytale characters, this magical production is a fine dis-play of all the dramatic and lyrical talents of Moscow City Ballet. https://goo.gl/9rc1MT https://goo.gl/3UVtoC
The present day can be insufferable, but there is a solution. We can immerse ourselves in the aesthetic and spirituality of past centuries, such as the universe painstakingly created by artists specialising in historical performances. Organised by the Academy of Music in Kraków, the Bach Days are an invitation to discover German Baroque. The 22nd edition of the festival starts this Monday. Throughout the week it will explore the inspirations of Lutheran cho-rales which were a formative experience in Johann Sebastian’s artistic path. Daily concerts take place at Florianka Recitall Hall. https://goo.gl/dqYKDE
After all these attractions you might get hungry. Miodova restaurant is a bold combination of tradition and modernity in the center of Kazimierz. http://miodova.pl/
„Star Wars” geeks may be interested in seeing „Star Wars in concert” - multimedia spectacle taking place at ICE Kraków this Sunday. The struggle between noble Jedi knights and the Empire and the Dark Side of the Force wouldn’t have been the same had it not been for John Williams’ epic sound-track. We’ll be taken on a journey to the distant galaxy by the Hollyłódź Film Orchestra, the Alla Vienna orchestra and the Vivid Singers choir under the baton of Adam Klocek, with multimedia visualisations and a light display. https://goo.gl/ZMbW1W https://goo.gl/gfvmYw
Film buffs should head over to Pod Baranami Theatre. This week you can watch the latest critically acclaimed movie by Agnieszka Holland: „Spoor”. It tells the story of the retired engineer Janina Duszejko who has been living close to nature in the Sudeten Mountains for many years. One winter night she finds the body of her neighbour – a poacher. The only trails visible in the snow near his house are those left by deer. The film is based on the novel Drive Your Plough Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk, who also cowrote the screenplay. The movie won a prize at Berlinale 2017. The screening are with English subtitles. https://goo.gl/ebDVeA
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Pimiento is a very meatcentric restaurant. They specialize in Argentinian beef. Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść.Restauracja Pimiento specjalizuje się w mięsie oraz argentyńskich stekach. http://www.pimiento.pl
Very interesting exhibition opens this Friday at the Szołayski House of National Museum in Krakow: The Power of the Avant-Garde. features works which have not been shown to the Polish public before, works by great artists, re-garded already as classics in art history, such as Fernand Léger, Edvard Munch, Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian and Alexander Archipenko. Works produced in the first decades of the 20th century are accompanied by the contemporary ones, dialoguing with historical objects. https://goo.gl/iBc44E
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Anatomia is a new addition to the culinary map of Kraków. They serve modern Polish cuisine and they put emphasis on meat. Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Anatomia to nowa restauracja na kulinarnej mapie Krakowa. Specjalizują się w polskiej kuchni w mięsnym wydaniu. http://www.anatomia.rest/
At the threshold of spring, Kraków hosts a week of sustainable fashion. Presentations of environmentally-friendly collections are accompanied by exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, workshops and a debate on the fashion industry’s social responsibility. Organised by the Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design, the Cracow Fashion Week (18-26 March) is held under the banner “Fashion & Ecology”. https://goo.gl/mr70Dz , https://goo.gl/knWQt1
Classical music concerts are taking place every Monday and Tuesday at the Church of Saints Peter and Paul. Kraków City Orchestra is performing. The Orchestra was founded by the alumni of the Kraków Musical Academy. The share real passion for baroque music. Church of Saints Peter and Paul is the first structure in Kraków designed entirely in the Baroque style, and perhaps the first Baroque building in presentday Poland. It was funded by the King Zygmunt III Waza for the Jesuit order. The plan of the church as a cruciform basilica was drafted by an Italian architect Giovanni de Rossi. http://www.newculture.pl/en/#27022017
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Euskadi is a new addition to the culinary map of Kraków. They serve authentic Basque cuisine. Po tych wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Euskadi to nowa restauracja na kulinarnej mapie Krakowa. Specjalizują się w kuchni baskijskiej. https://goo.gl/sgniYE
Najedzeni Fest food festival will take place on Sunday February 26th at Forum Przestrzenie. This the theme is Ostatki - the end of Polish carnival. The vendors will serve us delicious, sweet, rich and fatty dishes connected with Fat Thursday - traditional holiday, when Poles eat large quantities of sweets, cakes, pastries. https://goo.gl/rRMaoD
This Sunday The Polish Radio Choir presents its first concert in 2017 in Kraków! Its main theme will be German contemporary choral music. The monographic concert will be led by an excellent German conductor Matthias Beckert. Uder his baton, the choir will perform Splendor paterne glorie for choire and violin, Almáttigr Guð, hymn Veni Creator and Magnificat – all composed by Wolfram Buchenberg. Wolfram Buchenberg (b. 1962) is one of the most celebrated living composers in Germany and he continues to add to an already rich and extensive choral output. https://goo.gl/VEeTgU
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While you’re not in Kraków listen to some klezmer music. Although it originates in the tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Southeastern Europe, the genre was mostly influenced by Romanian, Greek, Ukrainian, Polish, and Turkish music. The repertoire consists of instrumental pieces, connected with the folklore of Reform Judaism, and of songs performed in Yiddish, belonging to the tradition of Orthodox Judaism. Concerts take place every Thursday and Saturday. https://goo.gl/UfP5ji
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Pinakoteka serves great food in a modern industrial place and it’s an art gallery! Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Pinakoteka to kameralna, industrialna restauracja, w której oprócz smacznego jedzenia spotkamy się ze sztuką. https://goo.gl/M1fbYw
This Friday ”Swan Lake. Classics and Ice” will be held at ICE Kraków. Odette turned into a swan, her beloved prince Siegfried, evil Odile disguised as a black swan, and the demonic Van Rothbart whose magic is only interrupted by the tragic death of the two lovers… The story of the power of eternal love and the battle between good and evil, with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, has been told in many ways. But this is a brandnew performance: classical ballet and figure skating come together on a single stage for the first time. https://goo.gl/EPu8im
Today, Kraków hosts Ennio Morricone and his great film music. It’s part of the new tour „The 60 Years of Music Tour”. Maestro Mor-ricone takes the pulpit to conduct soloists, choir and the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra – a total of almost 200 performers! His international career started with a collaboration with an old school friend – the director Sergio Leone. His soundtracks to the Dollars Trilogy of westerns from 1964-1966 (For a Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the latter with a distinctive fivenote motif recalling the howl of a coyote) – with Ennio Morricone incorporating electric guitars, mouth harps, background noises and whistling – revolutionised our thinking about film music, and they remain a trademark of both the films and the composer himself. https://goo.gl/ANPZcB
Enjoy classical music at st. Martin’s church. Concerts of early music in St Martin's Church, organised by the Polish Bach Society, are held once a month – on the last Sunday of the month. The performers playing at St Mar-tin's are renowned artists as well as outstanding students of the Academy of Music in Kraków. https://goo.gl/IPbWLP
1 s Kino Pod Baranami screens two great Polish film: „Afterimages” directed by Andrzej Wajda and „Convoy directed by Maciej Żak. „Afterimagaes” was Polish candidate for the Academy Awards 2016 It’s a film about Polish artist Władysław Strzemiński, a pioneer of Polish avantgarde, who refused to succumb to socialist realism and suffered the consequences of his artistic choices. „Convoy” - An inmate is murdered at one of the largest prisons. An investigation ensues. Having been part of the convoy two years earlier, sergeant Berg is now interrogated as someone who might be implicated in the crime. Both films are screened with English subtitles. https://goo.gl/vS3wYq https://goo.gl/FvMnfk
Opera Rara, a festival showing various faces of the opera and highlighting its important social and artistic role, is on! This week you can see 2 vocal recitals: Austriaborn talented mezzosoprano, Michaela Selinger will perform on Thursday and Peter Harvey on Sunday. He is a baritone specialized in oratorios of late Baroque, the artist doesn't shy away from contemporary, romantic or early Baroque works. Also, the staging of an opera „Germanico in Germania" by Nicola Porpora will take place on Friday. Tickets are still available. https://goo.gl/4zTxgF
Carnival concert takes place this Saturday at The Kraków Opera, which has long cultivated its own Carnival traditions. In January, the traditional Carnival concert features a diverse repertoire and an impressive lineup of artists including soloists, choir and orchestra under the baton of Tomasz Tokarczyk. This year’s special guest is the bard and leader of Pod Budą Andrzej Sikorowski. The artists perform arias, duets and choral excerpts from favourite operas, operettas and musicals: Don Pasquale resounds alongside Carmen, The Merry Widow and Fiddler On The Roof. https://goo.gl/KsDQH6
After all attractions in Kraków you might get hungry. Fans of Asian cuisine should try Umami. It’s a new sushi place in Kraków. Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Fani orientalnych smaków powinni udać się do Umami. To nowa restauracja specjalizująca się w sushi. https://goo.gl/FJt3mt
This Sunday Variete Theater invites to VARIETE FILM SHOW. We do seem to appreciate the tunes we have known forever – the show is a great opportunity to go back and once again enjoy the hit music from the greatest film classics in new and engaging orchestration. The show is a truly impressive perfor-mance, presenting daring singing interpretations and amazing choreography, all placed in the surrounding of top-notch visualizations. “Diamonds are a girl’s best friends” (from the movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”), “Pretty Woman” (from the film of the same name) and many more great songs will be performed. https://goo.gl/nUve1h https://goo.gl/JXEyrf
Chopin concert at the legendary Wierzynek Restaurant is a great choice for the evening. Wierzynek restaurant is one of the best know restaurants in Kraków. Presidents, Royalty and Noble prize winners have dined there. It’s a perfect setting for beautiful Chopin music performed by Paweł Motyczyński. The concerts are held Friday through Sunday at 7pm. https://goo.gl/iO0Su9
Learn about the history of Kraków by visiting Rynek Underground Museum. The exhibition presents not only Kraków’s rich history, but also the connec-tions between the city and mediaeval Europe’s chief centres of trade and cul-ture. Moreover, it portrays the significance of the capital of Poland in the op-eration of the Hanseatic League. The real historical objects on display, just to mention 14th-century coins, decorations, and pottery, are proof of the Euro-pean cultural and trade exchange that continued here incessantly for hun-dreds of years. The tourist route under the Main Market Square leads be-tween the stone and brick walls of the cellars of former trading sites, includ-ing the Kramy Bolesławowe Stalls, Kramy Bogate Stalls, the Great Scales, and the Cloth Hall. Additionally, this January the museum holds a series of lectures. https://goo.gl/wkp2rY
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Kogel Mogel, a restaurant in the heart of Kraków, is the place where a fine Polish menu is at its very best. Po tych wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Kogel Mogel to kulinarna ambasada tradycji w nowym wydaniu w samym sercu Krakowa. http://kogel-mogel.pl/en
If you in Kraków participate in Cortege of the Three Wise Men. The Three Kings and their pageants take to Kraków’s streets for the seventh time (the Kings driving by in classic cars), and at high noon on 6 January meet at the Main Market Square. The annual Cortege of the Three Wise Men is watched by around 30,000 people, mainly kids and families. The Red Cortege – symbolising Europe – walks from Wawel Castle along Grodzka Street to the Main Market Square (start around 11am). The Blue Cortege – symbolising Africa – gathers at Matejko Square after Holy Mass at St Florian’s Church and around 11:30am walks along Floriańska Street. The final Green Cortege – symbolising Asia – leaves the Sikorski Square around 11am. http://bit.ly/2iZBYHg
NEW YEAR'S EVE30-12-2016
„Boogying Kraków” is a theme of this year’s New Year’s Eve party organized by the city of Kraków. The event kicks off in three locations at 10.30pm, and finishes just after midnight. We’ll dance into 2017 in Nowa Huta, Podgórze and – of course – at the Main Market Square. Repertoires for all ages, universal dance music, atmospheric locations – Cracovians welcome in the new year in a champagne mood! http://bit.ly/2iLZMdE
Wawel Hill under the snow, the buzz od voices coming from the Christmas Fair on the Main Market Square, colourful lights adorning the streets of Kraków… The Royal Chamber Orchestra presents Krakow Christmas Music Concert in a festive mood. In programme features the most beautiful Christmas songs and melodies, as well as charming classical music, such as Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Corelli’s Christmas Concerto. The Christmas in Kraków will charm you like nowhere and never before! The concerts take place from 26 November 2016 to 7 January 2017, every day at 5pm. http://cracowconcerts.com/
An interesting exhibition opens on Saturday at International Cultural Centre. „The Logic of the Local. Norwegian and Polish Contemporary Design” presents contem-porary design, which has become one of the top areas of culture, playing an im-portant role in the foreign promotion of the two countries. The exhibition, including over 100 designs from the last 15 years, shows how in the era of globalisation, state-of-the-art technologies and destruction of the environment young designers source inspiration from the heritage of regional arts and crafts, use traditional styles and materials and seek inspiration from landscapes and history. http://bit.ly/2hwtFPV
Enrique Iglesias will perform on Friday 16 December at Tauron Arena Kraków. The artist promotes his latest record „Sex and Love”. The album features plenty of duets (guests include Flo Rida, Pitbull and Sean Paul), with hits such as Loco, Heart Attack, I’m a Freak and the hugely popular Bailando. Known as the “prince of Latino sounds”, Enrique Iglesias surely needs to introduction. Over the course of twenty years, the Spanish artist has sold over a 100 million albums. http://bit.ly/2hlpVD6
The theme of the 9th Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival (8-17 December) is “Poland has not yet perished so long as theatre still lives”! It’s a reminder that a country’s position and power aren’t as much about political declarations as they are about independent thoughts and ideas. The Polish Inferno Competition features ten of the hottest and most widely discussed premieres of the last season. This year’s entrants include brand new names, reflecting the ongoing evolution of Polish theatre and the constant flux of various stage trends. The temperature of Inferno will be equalled by this year’s Paradiso section, held as a competition for the first time. The programme also features performances from abroad created alongside Polish artists and cultural institutions. The Institute of Memory (TIMe) was prepared to commemo-rate the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Tadeusz Kantor with the dramaturgy by Anna R. Burzyńska. https://en.boskakomedia.pl//www.boskakomedia.pl/
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. If you want to take a short break from delicious pierogi, Taste of India - an authentic Indian restaurant, is a good idea. Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Jeśli na moment chcesz odpocząć od pierogów, dobrym pomysłem jest Taste of India - autentyczna hinduska restauracja. https://www.facebook.com/tasteofindiakrakow/
On Thursday 1 December, participants in the 74th Kraków Nativity Scene Contest gather at 10am at the Adam Mickiewicz statue to present intricate, dazzling constructions inspired by Cracovian architecture. After the midday hejnał bugle call, the colourful pageant strolls to the Krzysztofory Palace where the jury assesses their works in a range of categories including age of artist and size. Points are awarded depending on references to tradition, as well as innovation, colours, architecture and figurines, and of course the overall impression. https://goo.gl/U1Ks6e
Wawel Hill under the snow, the buzz od voices coming from the Christmas Fair on the Main Market Square, colourful lights adorning the streets of Kraków… The Royal Chamber Orchestra presents Krakow Christmas Music Concert in a festive mood. In programme features the most beautiful Christmas songs and melodies, as well as charming classical music, such as Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Corelli’s Christmas Concerto. The Christmas in Kraków will charm you like nowhere and never before! The concerts take place from 26 November 2016 to 7 January 2017, every day at 5pm. http://bit.ly/2fsx7xc
On Sunday, 27 November, the banquet halls of the former Forum Hotel will turn into the most diverse restaurant in Kraków. Hostinf the culinary fair will be Kraków restaurants, local food producers, shops with goof food, bakeries etc. The next edition of the Najedzeni Fest! – the most delicious culinary fair in Kraków – will be titled Ethnic Food. Mmmmm, yummie! http://bit.ly/2fg9S9b
“Tribute to Michael Jackson Symfonicznie” is a symphonic concert that will take place this Thursday at ICE Kraków. As always, the immortal hits created by the king of pop will be performed in special arrangements by Natalia Kukulska, Kuba Badach, Ania Dąbrowska, Riffertone, Kasia Rościńska, Aleksandra Nowak and Maciej Starnawski. They will be accompanied by the Adam Mickiewicz University Academic Choir, l’Autunno Symphonic Orchestra and a band led by Jacek Piskorz, who supervises the entire event as a musical director. Michael Jackson is an artist whose greatness is clearly indisputable. A vocalist, composer, dancer, multi-instrumentalist, an unquestionable king of pop, a pop-culture icon and one of the most important figures in the history of popular music. http://bit.ly/2f5XRTQ
Unique exhibition is on view at Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury. In October, the permanent Zdzisław Beksiński Gallery opened in Kraków. Paintings, drawings and photos by the artist who passed away in 2005 from the private collection of Anna and Piotr Dmochowski. The exhibition mainly includes paintings from the 1980s – Beksiński’s fantastical period when he created his best known iconic works. You will also see artworks from the last few years of his life, revealing the artist’s return to ascetic forms of expression; additionally, the gallery will occasionally show drawings and photos. http://bit.ly/2fnXu3j
Kraków Jazz Autumn in on! It’s a festival that aims to present the wonders of the contemporary improvised music scene. The 10th edition of one of Europe’s most riveting festivals of improvised music is showcasing both masters of jazz and budding artists who fearlessly push the boundaries of musical experimentation. This Tuesday and Thursday there are two show with Polish improvised music: Wójciński / Szmańda quartet and Gerard Lebik / Emilio Gordoa Duo. Gerard Lebik is a composer, experimental musician, creator of sound installations and urban interventions. http://en.kjj-festiwal.pl/
Terra Madre Slow Food Festival 2016 takes place on 12th and 13th of November at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre. It’s a perfect opportunity to pay homage to Mother Earth and learn the best ways to make the most of her offerings. It’s an essence of the slow food movement formed three decades ago in Italy in response to the inva-sion of fast food restaurants, dwindling biodiversity and fading culinary traditions. Almost 150 exhibitors, over 30 demonstrations, dinners with Poland’s finest chefs, tastings for adults and attractions for kids, debates and discussions will be waiting for the visitors. http://bit.ly/2eU0V1d
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Makaroniarnia is a restaurant dedicated to Italian pasta dishes. http://bit.ly/2eWSjHX
The Conrad Festival, which is one of Europe's most important literary events, opens on Monday October 24th. It will be held this year under the banner of Intensity. Each day of the festival week (24-30 October) will be dedicated to a different group of issues. These will be, in turn: languages, be-liefs/disbeliefs, emotions, landscapes, tensions, senses, and maps. We'll be meeting authors not only at the Czeczotka Palace, but also in the city's bookstores and at the Book Fair. As part of the film screenings at the Pod Ba-ranami Cinema we'll see videos related to the theme of this year's festival. http://bit.ly/2dCCsw6
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. ALBERTINA Restaurant & Wine is a fine dining with a wide selection of wines. Albertina’s delicious menu is curated by chef Grzegorz Fic. http://albertinarestaurant.pl/
Unsound festival will last until the end of this week. The festival showcases the most interesting things in contemporary music. For Unsound, 2016 is a year of journeys around the world as part of the Dislocation project, which is also the leading motif of the Kraków festival. In accordance with the theme, the festival is hosting artists from far away places like Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Dushanbe or Vladivostok in Russia. http://karnet.krakow.pl/17491-krakow-unsound-festival-2016
Another edition of popular food festival Najedzeni Fest! will take place next week-end (Saturday - Sunday). This time it’s going to showcase our region Małopolska (Lesser Poland). You will meet local farmers and producers, buy local ingredients and delicious dishes and sample craft beer and ciders. https://www.facebook.com/events/337427499941576/
Book now for min. 2 nights between November 1th and December 24th and take a 15% discount offer. Offer valid to availability. http://bit.ly/1PwQJIi
After all attractions you might get hungry. Zazie is a French style bistro in Kazi-mierz. Chef Daniel Myśliwiec is responsible for modern and delicious menu. Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Zazie to francuskie bistro na krakowskim Kazimierzu. Za nowoczesne i przepyszne menu odpowiada szef kuchni Daniel Myśliwiec. http://www.zaziebistro.pl
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After all these attractions you might get hungry. Kogel Mogel is a really nice and cosy place showcasing traditional Polish cuisine with a modern twist. http://kogel-mogel.pl
This Tuesday Edita Gruberová – operatic diva, queen of bel canto, prima donna assoluta – will be the star of the third part of the ICE Classic cycle. There aren’t many singers who – like Edita Gruberová – attain international acclaim immediately after debuting and remain at the top for almost half a century! Edita Gruberová performs arias from Linda di Chamounix, Lucia di Lammermoor and Roberto Deveraux by Donizetti, excerpts from Norma, and in the grand finale she sings the “mad scene” from Bellini’s I Pu-ritani. http://karnet.krakow.pl/en/17198-krakow-ice-classic-edita-gruberova
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Catch the last days of Summer with some ice-cream! Good Lood is a new artisanal ice cream shop with new flavors every day. Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Złap ostatnie dni lata i spróbuj znakomitych lodów. Lodziarnia Good Lood to przebój sezonu. Codziennie czekają nowe smaki lodów, robionych z naturalnych składników od lokalnych dostawców. http://bit.ly/2cy9IYR
On Saturday you can participate in Krakow Street Art Route which offers a great opportunity to explore new, unusual works of Krakow street art. Two alternative tours (in golf carts and a coach) present several dozen murals by Polish, Dutch, Israeli or Italian artists painted in various parts of Krakow: within the Old Town, Kazimierz or Nowa Huta. Just like last year, the route of the golf cart tour starts at the winning mural of the Mall Wall Art competition. It then leads along the streets of the Old Town, Kazimierz, Zabłocie and Podgórze, to return to the vicinity of Galeria Krakowska. https://szlakmurali.pl/en/
European Heritage Days 2016 that take place this September will take you to different and interesting locations in Kraków and Małapolska region. During two weekends in September, we will look for traces of lost heritage in Mało-polska. You will have a chance to visit couple of museums for free: Polish Aviation Museum, Cricoteca - Centre for Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor, Museum of the Home Army. On Sundays (11th and 18th September) St. Bartholomew's Church is going to be open for visitors. This little church is counted among the most precious examples of wooden architecture in Po-land! http://bit.ly/2ck2A1Y
Kings of Leon will perform on Thursday at Tauron Arena Kraków. They don’t just look good in group photos: they’re a very close family. The Kings of Leon, formed of three brothers Followill (Caleb, Nathan and Jared) and their cousin Matthew, have been playing together as one of the most popular rock groups since 2000. The Followills have come a long way from playing in their basement to filling huge concert venues. Their breakthrough was their 2008 album Only By The Night, featuring the singles Sex On Fire and Use Somebody, which earned the quartet a huge popularity. http://bit.ly/2bYoHsH
After all attractions in Kraków you might get hungry. Nolio is a new Italian restaurant in Kazimierz. They serve delicious sourdough pizza, pasta and tasty des-serts. Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Nolio to nowa włoska restauracja na krakowskim Kazimierzu. Zjecie tam przepyszną pizzę na zakwasie, smaczne makarony i wspaniałe desery. https://www.facebook.com/RestauracjaNolio/?fref=ts
Check out „Beethoven Extreme” concert at ICE Kraków. The Kraków ensemble doesn’t shy away from unusual, bizarre and large-scale projects, but this is something else. Get ready for Beethoven Extreme: one day, one genius and nine symphonies! Yes, you read that right: on 27 August, we’ll be able to hear the full set of Beethoven’s symphonies. The event, starting at 11am and culminating at 10pm, features Capella Cracoviensis with eminent guests. http://bit.ly/2bFCwPW
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Primo Gastronomia is a new Italian restaurant in Podgórze neighborhood. They serve delicious sourdough pizza, pasta and tasty desserts. http://bit.ly/2bELrPb
41st Music in Old Cracow Festival is on until the end of the month. This week you can participate in numerous concerts. Monday recital by Jordi Savall is bound to attract huge crowds (Bernardine Church); Mediaeval compositions fill the concert by Ensemble Gilles Binchois (Tuesday, Wieliczka Salt Mine); We will hear music by Mozart, or more precisely Music of Three Mozarts. That’s the title of the concert by the Lviv Virtuosos orchestra under the baton of Serhiy Burko (Wednesday, Jesuit Church); let’s not forget about the performance by the acclaimed Ivan Monighetti - he is joined by the Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra for Haydn’s cello concertos in C major and D major (Saturday, Church of Sts Peter and Paul). http://bit.ly/2bwZ3JZ
Until the end of the month you can visit the exhibition „Andrzej Wajda. Sketchbook” at Managua museum. It’s dedicated to the great Polish film director and artist on His 90th Birthday. Andrzej Wajda never parts with a sketchbook, and has continued to make small drawings all his life, using a pen, crayons, or soft-tip markers. They are part of his creative method, and also a way of recording reality, replacing the photographic camera in this function. http://manggha.pl/en/exhibition/63
After all these attractions you might get hungry. There’s new and exciting restaurant in Kraków. Karakter has a great menu with some nice offal dishes. Po tych wszystkich atrakcjach warto coś zjeść. W Krakowie otworzyła się nowa restauracja z charakterem i ekscytującym menu. W Karakterze znajdziemy świetne dania m.in. z podrobami. https://www.facebook.com/karakter.restauracja/?fref=ts
40th International Folk Art Fair kicks off this Thursday on the Main Market Square. The popularity of folk, ethnodesign, arts and crafts is going from strength to strength, and folk arts are being nurtured at their very roots. Right next to the Town Hall tower the representatives of many regions, including Podhale, Oraw and Spisz in Poland and guests from Slovakia, Hungary and Ukraine will showcase their crafts. The stage hosts well over a hundred folk ensembles, and around 800 artists and merchants present their wares. http://bit.ly/2aG1SJA
Pierogi Festival starts on August 11th. Traditional – with potato and cheese, cabbage and mushrooms or strawberries – or something more exotic? Last year’s winners were the latter: stuffed with smoked prunes, walnuts and honey (jury award) and free-range duck, fresh figs and lemon basil (public award). During the 5-day Pierogi Festival, we’ll discover this year’s contenders for the statuettes of St Jacek with Pierogi and King Casimir the Great. As well as feasts and culinary competitions, the Small Market Square also hosts a program of artistic and musical events. http://bit.ly/2b7RLNo
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Bottiglieria 1881 is a recently renovated wine cellar, brought back to life after over a hundred years of slumber. http://www.1881.com.pl/#bottiglieria
The 8th Krakow Summer Animation Days is taking place from 4th to 8th of August. It’s an openair festival, showcasing the best animated films of the last season. In the course four evenings, animated films from Canada, Denmark, Portugal, Great Britain, Germany, France and Romania, awarded or distinguished at the animated film festivals will be presented at Szczepański Square. Additional attractions for children such as free workshops of anima-tion, “fairy tales from our backyard” and “Games Unplugged” will be organized during the day. http://bit.ly/2atJTp4
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Gościnna Chata Restaurant serves traditional Polish cuisine, full of regional dishes and handmade pierogi. Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Karcza Gościnna Chata serwuje tradycyjną polską kuchnię, pełną regionalnych dań, i pysznych ręcznie lepionych pierogów. https://www.facebook.com/GoscinnaChata/
World Youth Days start today. The official part of WYD starts on the Błonia meadows on 26 July with a holy mass celebrated by the Archbishop of Kraków Stanisław Dziwisz. During the evening meeting with young people, the host of WYD Kraków 2016 will be introduced. Between 27 and 29 July, before noon, pilgrims assembled in Kraków’s churches, sports halls and city squares will hear readings by bishops in over thirty languages. The meetings will be open to all Cracovians and tourists. The program features many interesting additional events. http://www.krakow2016.com/en/
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Restaurant Wesele on the Main Market Square showcases traditional Polish cuisine, full of regional dishes, hand-made dumplings, venison and mushroom dishes, as well as seasonal dishes connected with Polish culture. http://weselerestauracja.pl/en
Krakow Street Art Route will take place this Saturday. It offers a great opportunity to explore new, unusual works of Krakow street art. Two alternative tours (in golf carts and a coach) present several dozen murals by Polish, Dutch, Israeli or Italian artists painted in various parts of Krakow: within the Old Town, Kazimierz or Nowa Huta. This year's route will offer the unique opportunity to see an exceptional mural at the prison in the Montelupich St. This wall was painted as part of a project entitled “Dramat Wolności” (Tragedy of Freedom). The initiative and idea came from Professor Zbigniew Bajek of the Krakow Fine Arts Academy, while the mural itself was painted by a wellknown Krakow artist, Kamil Kuzko. The tour is free of charge. https://szlakmurali.pl/en/
ARTICLE ABOUT KARAKOW11-07-2016
Here is the city as 'Schindler's List' famous around the World Her er byen som 'Schindlers liste' har gjort verdensberømt http://bit.ly/29z3xjG
The EtnoKraków Festival is taking place on 5-9 July. It’s an unprecedented combination of two international events dedicated to ethnic music: the Euro-radio Folk Festival review organised by Polskie Radio and the European Broadcasting Union, and the Rozstaje / Crossroads Festival Kraków. More than 200 musicians representing countries from four continents will perform at close to 50 concerts and dance nights in exceptional festival locations. An extensive programme includes performances by many international stars of ethnic music from Europe, South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, as well as dancing, workshops and instrument fairs. http://www.etnokrakow.pl/en/
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Cafe Młynek serves gourmet vegetarian cuisine - excellent healthy food from breakfast to dinner. Po tych wszystkich atrakcjach warto coś zjeść. Cafe Młynek proponuje dobrą kuchnię dla wegetarian i wszystkich smakoszy – zdrowe, wyśmienite jedze-nie od śniadania do kolacji http://cafemlynek.com/index.html
26th Jewish Culture Festival is on and will last till July 3rd. It’s the largest festival, presenting contemporary Jewish culture from the entire world. Each edition of the festival lasts 10 days, includes more than 200 events and has an audience of 30,000 people from all the world. There’s going to be over 200 events in the program: concerts, lectures, performances, film screenings, ex-hibitions etc. https://www.jewishfestival.pl/en
Wianki - Celebration of Music is happening this Saturday. Music will again rule the city! The main programme of Wianki – A Celebration of Music will feature music on four stages: Intergenerational Stage (Scena Międzypokoleniowa) on the Main Market Square, Hard Rock Cafe Stage (Scena Hard Rock Cafe) on the Small Market Square, Krakow Stage (Scena Krakowska) on Szczepański Square and Thirsty for Summer Stage (Scena Spragnieni Lata) at Powiśle 11. As always, all events of Wianki – A Celebration of Music are free and open to everyone. The traditional contest for the most beautiful wreath will take place, followed by floating wreaths along the Vistula. http://www.wianki.krakow.pl/en
Summer Jazz Festival at Piwnica Pod Baranami is on. Besides daily shows at Piwnica pod Baranami - legendary Kraków venue, there’s a bunch of spe-cial events. On Sunday Pat Metheny will perform at ICE Kraków. The most famous living jazz guitarist will perform with his quartet. The performance will be part of a premiere world tour. Playing with Pat will be his legendary drum-mer, Antonio Sanchez, the young star of world piano, Gwilym Simcock, and the sensational Korean bassist, Linda Oh. http://www.icekrakow.com/…/summer-jazz-festival--pat-methen… http://www.cracjazz.com/en/
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Szara restaurant on the Main Market Square offers a beautiful location, right on the Royal Route between St. Florian's Gate and the Wawel Castle, next to St. Mary's, excellent cuisine and nice and professional staff. They serve European dishes and deliciously cooked fish. Po tych wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Restauracja Szara na krakowskim Rynku oferuje piękne położenie, wyśmienitą kuchnia i miłą obsługę. Kuchnia specjalizuje się w daniach europejskich. http://szara.pl/menu_en.html
There’s going to be couple of interesting culinary events this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday food trucks from all around Poland will park at Galeria Kazimierz and serve their signature dishes at Street Food Festival Polska. At Art & Food Bazar, that will take place on June 19th at Stary Kleparz, you can get products made by Polish designers and food from local producers. Culinary festival Małe Najedzeni Fest will take place on Sunday at scenic Park Decjusza. W tym tygodniu odbędzie się w Krakowie kilka ciekawych wydarzeń kulinarnych. W sobotę i niedzielę pod Galerią Kazimierz czeka na na nas Street Food Festival Polska, gdzie food trucki z całego kraju serwować będą swoje popisowe dania. W niedzielę 19 czerwca warto odwiedzić Art & Food Bazar na Starym Kleparzu, gdzie będzie można kupić produkty polskich designerów i smakołyki od lokalnych producentów. Również w niedzielę, w malowniczo położonym Parku Decjusza odbędzie się festiwal kulinarny Małe Najedzeni Fest, na którym królować będzie atmosfera piknikowa. http://bit.ly/21m4n6b http://bit.ly/1OoGsSs http://bit.ly/1Ujfpr2
On Wednesday ZAZ will perform at Tauron Kraków Arena. Isabelle Geffroy, better known by the nickname Zaz, is a French singer-songwriter who mixes jazzy styles, French variety, soul and acoustic. She is famous for her hit "Je veux", from her first album, „Zaz”. In November 2010, the debiut album became double platinum and she was awarded "Revelation Song" by the Académie Charles Cros. W środę w Kraków Tauron Arenie wystąpi ZAZ - jeden z najpiękniejszych głosów współczesnej Francji. „Ona może zaśpiewać wszystko i poruszy twoją duszę”– tak o Isabelle Geffroy, znanej na całym świecie jako ZAZ, powiedział wielki mistrz francuskiej piosenki Charles Aznavour. Z jednym ze swoich mistrzów piosenkarka zaśpiewała w duecie na znakomitej płycie „Paris” z 2014. http://bit.ly/1UsuqJh
After all attractions you might get hungry. PINO restaurant is a good choice. The place in the heart of Cracow ( 50 m from us ) was created in order to promote a modern cuisine which aims for culinary perfection by combining what is re-gional with what is global. Po tych wszystkich atrakcjach warto coś zjeść. Restauracja PINO, mieszcząca się zaledwie 50 m od naszej kamienicy, to miejsce powstałe z myślą o propagowaniu nowoczesnej kuchni, upatrującej gastronomicznej doskonałości w mieszaniu tego, co regionalne z globalnym. http://en.restauracjapino.pl/
International Krakow Choir Festival "Cracovia Cantans” starts on June 9th. More than 30 choirs from all around the world will perform during the festival. Krakow's churches will be filled with traditional choral music and gospel. http://bit.ly/25LVrh4
Miłosz Festival is taking place between 9 and 12 of June. It’s the biggest celebration of poetry in Poland and in Central Europe, organised every year. The biggest names of world literature attend every edition. The festival was born from Meetings of Poets of the East and the West, organised by Wisława Szymborska and Czesław Miłosz in 1997 and 2000 in Kraków. The events of the 5th Miłosz Festival will focus on the poetic wandering and contemporary nomadism, which takes various shapes. http://miloszfestival.pl/en
There’s going to be couple of interesting culinary events in June. At Art & Food Bazar, that will take place on June 19th at Stary Kleparz, you can get products made by Polish designers and food from local producers. Najedzeni Fest will take place on June 26th at Forum Przestrzeni. It’s a popular culinary festival. This time, the theme is going to be „Picnic”. https://www.facebook.com/artandfoodbazar/
Krakow Film Festival is on. It’s one of the oldest events in Europe dedicated to documentary, animated and short feature films. It core consists of four competitions of equal rank: documentary film competition, short film competition, national competition and music documentary film competition DocFilmMusic. During the eight festival days, the viewers have a chance to watch about 250 films from Poland and from around the world. They are shown in competition sections and in special screenings. The festival is accompanied by exhibitions, concerts, open-air shows and meetings with artists. Within the frames of the festival, there are also concerts and exhibitions and numerous debates and meetings with film makers. The festival closes on 5th of June. http://www.krakowfilmfestival.pl
The Film Music Festival in Krakow (FMF) starts on May 24th. It’s a captivating showcase of the highest quality musical interpretations of the moving image and one of the most important festivals in the world of film music. Performed by leading musicians and orchestras in Europe and the world, the festival provides a unique concert experience by setting it to live screenings of the world’s most spectacular films, well-known for their dazzling cinematography, top-class direction, enthralling plots, and emotive acting. http://fmf.fm/o-festiwalu
Days of Israel in Kraków are on. Throughout the week will bring to the guests Israeli blend of cultures - Jewish, Arab, Druze and others. There’s lots of events planned: theater plays at Barrakah theatre, meeting with journalist Marcin Gutowski, culinary workshops at restaurants Hamsa and Hummus Amamamusi, Shabbat dinner, as well as lectures. https://www.facebook.com/DniIzraelawKrakowie
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Zenit Miodowa 19 is a new restaurant on a culinary map of Kraków. They have great design and modern menu. Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Zenit Miodowa 19 to nowe miejsce na kulinarnej mapie Krakowa. Zenit ma nowoczesny design i ciekawe menu. http://bit.ly/1RoPgXP
Kraków Photomonth starts on May 12th. “Crisis? What Crisis?!” is the main theme of the 14th edition of Krakow Photomonth, Europe's leading photog-raphy festival. The Main Program is curated by Lars Willumeit, German curator and social anthropologist. The point of departure for this year's Photomonth festival Main Program was the conviction that crisis is not a transitional phase or an anomaly any more, but a characteristic trait of everyday life, a permanent state with which we must cope in practically all spheres of our lives: private, public, and global. The exhibitions presented during Krakow Photomonth, each alluding in their own way to global, social, and political problems, have their own stakes in telling of the problems of the contempo-rary world; they are reflections upon the function of photography. http://www.photomonth.com/en
The Film Music Festival in Krakow (FMF) starts on May 24th. It’s a captivating showcase of the highest quality musical interpretations of the moving image and one of the most important festivals in the world of film music. Performed by leading musicians and orchestras in Europe and the world, the festival provides a unique concert experience by setting it to live screenings of the world’s most spectacular films, wellknown for their dazzling cinematography, top-class direction, enthralling plots, and emotive acting. http://fmf.fm/o-festiwalu
Krakow Opera invites to „CABARET LUNAIRE”. A trip through Sin City. Roaming the night's pleasure quarters, the hero traverses the most obscure meanders of his soul, becomes confronted with his own suffering, before finally going back – out of the darkness of unconsciousness – into the realm of his childhood. The substance of these peregrinations is provided by Arnold Schönberg's music: Brettl-Lieder, or songs written for a Berlin cabaret, and the legendary Pierrot lunaire (‘Moonstruck Pierrot’), existential, nostalgic in nature. You can catch it on Thursday and Saturday. http://www.opera.krakow.pl/…/r…/spektakl/203/cabaret-lunaire
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Winebar Winoman has not only great wine selection, but very tasty menu as well. Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Winiarnia Winoman na Brackiej to nie tylko świetny wybór win, ale i znakomite potrawy. https://www.facebook.com/winoman.krakow/?fref=ts
Al Bano and Romina Power will perform at Tauron Arena Kraków on May 15th. This Italian pop music duo formed in 1975 by then-married couple Al-bano Carrisi and Romina Power. They were highly successful in Italy and mainland Europe throughout the 1980s and the early 1990s. Their best known international hits include "Felicità", „Sharazan”. They reunited in 2013. http://bit.ly/1TKE1Z2
NETIA OFF CAMERA film festivals is on! The best indie movies from all over the world, Q&As with artists, panel discussions, concerts and many more! NETIA OFF CAMERA, organised by the Association of Independent Art And Other Things "Off Camera" and Krakow Festival Office since 2008, is a major event devoted to Polish and international independent cinema. The festival ends on Sunday. Do 8 maja potrwa międzynarodowy festiwal filmowy Netia Off Camera czyli nazwiska z pierwszych stron gazet, 100 propozycji filmowych w ramach 10 sekcji, kino autorskie z całego świata. Organizowany jest przez Fundację „Off Camera” i Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe od 2008 roku, NETIA OFF CAMERA to wielkoformatowa impreza poświęcona polskiemu i zagranicznemu kinu niezależnemu. http://www.offcamera.pl
Wondering what's going on Szczepanski Square? Check it on our web site using the button - LIVE VIEW - in the upper part of the screen. Zastanawiasz się, co dzieje się na Placu Szczepańskim? Sprawdź to na naszej stronie internetowej za pomocą przycisku - WIDOK Z KAMERY - znajdujący się w górnej części ekranu. http://www.antiqueapartments.com/
Check out Street Food Polska festival which starts on Friday and lasts throughout the weekend. You’ll find over 20 food trucks parked near Galeria Kazimierz. You will have a chance to eat heart burgers, delicious ramen and some sweet treats. W sobotę rozpocznie się Street Food Festival Polska. Pod Galerią Kazimierz znajdziecie ponad 20 food trucków, które zaserwują pyszne potrawy: burgery, ramen, słodkie przekąski. https://www.facebook.com/events/1761326284102431/
NETIA OFF CAMERA film festivals kicks of on Friday. The best indie movies from all over the world, Q&As with artists, panel discussions, concerts and many more! NETIA OFF CAMERA, organised by the Association of Independent Art And Other Things "Off Camera" and Krakow Festival Office since 2008, is a major event devoted to Polish and international independent cinema. The Festival program has three new sections: “So Scary It Hurts,” “Adults Only?” and “Breathless”. We’ll screenun-conventional, genrebreaking horrors, look closely at extremes and passions, and talk about adulthood in a new and irreverent way. http://www.offcamera.pl/
New exhibition open at Museum Of Contemporary Art MOCAK at April 22th. Medicine in Art is another exhibition in the series that confronts terms perme-ating the public sphere of reference with the viewpoint of the artist. Medicine is present throughout human life and impacts on all its aspects. Medicine of-fers help and cure, while putting us to task and inspiring reflection. The connotations it has are, above all, illness, pain and therapeutic treatment. Another theme is physical wasting and death. Illness goes hand‑in‑hand with care‑giving and compassion and this is the area of medicine that the patient and doctor share. https://en.mocak.pl/medicine-in-art
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Churrasco is a new meat centric restaurant in Kraków. https://www.facebook.com/ChurrascoKrakow/timeline
Selah Sue will perform on Tuesday at Studio club. Belgian musician and songwriter mixes a lot of genres in her music: soul, pop, R&B, reggae.The young singer and songwriter from Belgium collaborated with the biggest names in music. With only her voice and a guitar she mesmerizes large audiences. She stole the hearts of music lovers in Belgium, France and The Netherlands. And not only the hearts of music lovers, famous musicians also enlisted Selah Sue. The young singer from Leuven, Belgium was offered the support spot for the Prince concert in Belgium. She asked Cee Lo Green for the duet Please, he liked the outcome so much that he put the song on his album The Lady Killer. https://www.facebook.com/events/1076794279044024/
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Restaurant Corse is a little piece of Corsica in the heart of Kraków’s Old Town. Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Corse to mały kawałek Korsyki w samym sercu Krakowa. http://corserestaurant.pl/en
The next edition of "Najedzeni Fest!" will take place on Sunday at Forum Przestrzenie. Najedzeni Fest! is a food festival organized in Cracow. Current theme is „Tipsy” That’s right! Not only you’ll have a chance to a have a glass of festival’s usual boozy drink - wine, there’re going to be other boozy beverages as well. Craft beers and artisanal ciders are perfect for warm Spring day. Of course there’s going to be tons of delicious food too! https://www.facebook.com/events/1136396059727798/
Mariah Carey is coming to Kraków today Monday (4/11). Her “Sweet Sweet Fantasy” tour will land at Tauron Kraków Arena. Mariah Carey is a music icon, a soul legend, a pop phenomenon, a breathtaking live artist and planet Earth’s best-selling female artist of all time. http://www.tauronarenakrakow.pl/…/wydarzenia/mariah-carey-2/
Spanish Film Week kicks off Friday at Kino Pod Baranami. This event is entirely devoted to movies from sunny Spain. There’ll be 13 films presented - both loudest box office hits and intimate art cinema. http://kinopodbaranami.pl/wydarzenie.php?evnt_id=2802
After all these attractions you might get hungry. Zayka is new, super authentic Indian place in Podgórze neighborhood. Po tych wszystkich atrakcjach warto coś zjeść. Zayka to nowa, całkowicie autentyczna indyjska restauracja w krakowskim Podgórzu. https://www.facebook.com/zaykaIndianRestaurant/?fref=ts
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Churrasco is a new meat centric restaurant in Kraków. Po tych wszystkich atrakcjach warto coś zjeść. Churrasco to nowa mięso-centryczna restauracja w Krakowie. https://www.facebook.com/ChurrascoKrakow/timeline
Elliphant will perform on Sunday April 3rd at Rotunda club. Ellinor Olovsdotter known by her stage name Elliphant, is a Swedish singer, song-writer and rapper. Her music is a mix of rap, electronics and new wave. https://www.facebook.com/events/1519279535040781/
Check out Kraków Restaurant Week, taking place between April 1 and 10. Participating will be the best restaurants in our city! The leading motif of the upcoming top restaurants festival is ‘Blossoming restaurant scene’, denoting the incredible bloom of Polish gastronomy in recent years. Krakow’s citizens will have the opportunity to sample a three course restaurant experience (starter, main course, dessert) for the festival price of 39 zl, significantly below the usual price of such a menu. https://www.facebook.com/events/1683058181972860/
Happy Easter to everyone. Lot of greetings from Antique Apartments.
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Misteria Paschalia Festival starts this Monday. The Misteria Paschalia festi-val, a trademark of Kraków as a city of early music, is one of Europe’s most important events focusing on Renaissance and Baroque music. It has earned a great reputation thanks to its carefully developed image, integrated concept and carefully selected programme. It presents a wide repertoire featuring new projects prepared especially for Misteria Paschalia. The formula is based on presenting music linked to the Holy Week and Easter, performed by masters and outstanding interpreters of early music. http://www.misteriapaschalia.com/en
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Kogel Mogel restaurant showcases traditional Polish cuisine with a modern twist. Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Restauracja Kogel Mogel to kulinarna ambasada polskiej tradycji w nowym wydaniu. http://kogel-mogel.pl/en/
On Tuesday Kino Pod Baranami invites to the special screening of films by Krzysztof Kieslowski. It’s a part of celebrating the 20th anniversary of famous director’s death. On March 15, at 6 p.m. in Kino pod Baranami, some of the most famous films by Kieślowski will be shown, namely, Talking Heads, and Camera Buff. The films will be shown with English subtitles. After the screening there’s going to be Q&A session with actor Jerzy Stuhr. http://kinopodbaranami.pl/film.php?film_id=8669
Cracow Fashion Week has just began. It’s the most important fashion-related event in Kraków and one of the most important in the country. The program is full of exciting and awesome fashion events. There are going to be fashion show, exhibitions, workshops and lectures - most of them open to the public. Kino Pod Baranami invites to the special film screening showcasing the greatest fashion designers. https://www.facebook.com/events/1082160425157944/
MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, in collaboration National Stary Theatre in Krakow, is opening a new space as part of its Collection. They will be showing Krystian Lupa’s interactive installation Live Factory 2, based on the stage design for his theatre production Factory 2, which premiered at the Stary Theatre in 2008. Visitors to MOCAK will be able to go inside the installation, touch the walls and furniture, sit down on the replica of Warhol’s sofa and look at the notes from the theatre workshops that preceded the production. The exhibition open on March 14th. https://en.mocak.pl/live-factory-2-warhol-by-lupa-en
Check out Gioacchino Rossini’s „The Turk in Italy” at Kraków Opera. „Il turco in Italia”, the comic opera written in 1814 on commission from La Scala by the 22-year-old – and already-famous – composer, has seen a worldwide come-back after a prolonged period of oblivion. The part of Fiorilla has been per-formed by Maria Callas, Cecilia Bartoli, and recently by Aleksandra Kurzak at the Royal Opera House. The opening night is on March 4th, but you can catch it on March 5th, 6th and 8th as well. http://www.opera.krakow.pl/…/performa…/380/the-turk-in-italy
Scorpions are coming back to Poland! On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the band activity, German rock legends will perform on 4th of March, 2016 in TAURON Arena Kraków. Despite the passage of several decades and plans to end their career, the legendary Scorpions band continually plays in a great way, surprising their fans with an excellent shape and musical perfection. http://www.tauronarenakrakow.pl/wydarzenia/scorpions/
After all attractions in Karkow you might get hungry. Soup is a staple of traditional Polish cuisine. At Ambasada Zupy (Soup Embassy) you will have a chance to try Polish classics and soups inspired by ethnic cuisines. https://www.facebook.com/AmasadaZupy/?fref=ts
A very special concert will take place on February 26th at ICE Congress Cen-ter. Legendary Zbigniew Wodecki - the titan of local venues scattered along the Vistula will be joined on stage by Mitch&Mitch exotic and contemporary Polish band. They are going to perform the soundtrack of „1976: A Space Odyssey”. http://bit.ly/1oAI6nY
Kino Pod Baranami invities to its special event: Oscar Shorts. On Monday and Tuesday will have a chance to catch all of the short films nominated for the Academy Awards. Monday evening is dedicated to Animated Short Film, while on Tuesday you can watch Live Action Short Film. http://kinopodbaranami.pl/wydarzenie.php?evnt_id=2766
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Trattoria Cyklop is a great place in Kazimierz. They serve pizza, pasta and other Italian dishes. https://www.facebook.com/trattoria.cyklop/?fref=ts
Ori Alboher will perform on Friday at Cheder cafe in Kazimierz. Ori Alboher is nique musician from Jerusalem, Israel, who creates abstract soundscapes within a traditional Jewish Hasidic context. Now based in Berlin, Alboher combines electronic music, R’n’B, pop and ambient. https://www.facebook.com/events/1276414329052018/
Future Shorts is back at Kino Pod Baranami. On Tuesday February 16th you will have a chance to see finest selection of some of the best short films from around the world! These seven short films will focus on human identity in a global world. All films will be presented with both Polish and English subti-tles. http://www.kinopodbaranami.pl/film.php?film_id=8642
Happy Valentine's day - from Antique Apartments. http://bit.ly/1KHsYiH
After all these attractions you might get hungry. Zenit Miodowa 19 is a new restaurant on a culinary map of Kraków. They have great design and modern menu. Po tych wszystkich atrakcjach warto coś zjeść. Zenit Miodowa 19 to nowe miejsce na kulinarnej mapie Krakowie. Zenit ma nowoczesny design i ciekawe menu. http://on.fb.me/1RoPgXP
This Saturday at ICE Congress Center you can watch Georgian National Bal-let „Sukhishvili”. The two hours program of The Georgian National Ballet is one continuous story of the adventure of the Georgian spirit, the change, which took place in its existence. The Georgian National Ballet has been represented by world's many well-known impresarios and companies. The Geor-gian National Ballet has appeared at the Albert Hall, The Coliseum, The Metropolitan Opera, Madison Square, and dozens of famous venues. In 1967, La Scala welcomed them - it is the first and the only time a folklore group was given a chance to perform there. Thanks to this company the Georgian national dancing and music has become known in many parts of the world. http://bit.ly/1SZdBDt
After all these attractions you might get hungry. Twója Kucharz is a great place in rapidly developing post-industrial neighborhood Zabłocie. They have great design and modern menu. https://www.facebook.com/twojkucharz
The next edition of "Najedzeni Fest!" will take place on Valentine’s Day (2/14) at Forum Przestrzenie. Najedzeni Fest! is a food festival organized in Cracow. Current theme is Aphrodisiacs. There’s a saying that a way to one’s heart is through stomach. This time, in accordance with the theme you will be able to taste food and drinks prepared following secret love recipes from all around the world. https://www.facebook.com/events/1716718251880960/
National Theatre invites to „KING UBU” play. Jan Klata has drawn some final conclusions out of Alfred Jarry's swashbuckling play, whose action takes place in Poland, or: nowhere, ones that grotesquely and ruthlessly diagnose our reality. “Eat, drink, and be merry, says Father Ubu, ruler of the land of chaff, plunged in an era of eternal renovation, to all those gathered round. Jan Klata's play challenges all conventions,” Michał Centkowski states in dwutygodnik.com. The play will have English subtitles. You can watch it on February 10th and 11th. http://www.stary.pl/content.php?url=page/repertuar&id=19
After all attractions in Kraków you might get hungry. Ti Amo Ti is a real Italian trattoria in the heart of Kraków. The food looks and tastes just like in Naples. Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Ti Amo Ti to prawdziwa włoska trattoria w sercu Krakowa. Spróbuj oryginalnych włoski potraw prostu z Neapolu. https://www.facebook.com/tiamotikrakow/?fref=ts
Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Kraków warto coś zjeść. Industrial Resto & Bar to nowe miejsce w błyskawicznie rozwijającej się, post-industrialnej dzielnicy Zabłocie. Industrial Resto & Bar ma świetny design i nowoczesne menu. https://www.facebook.com/restoindustrial/
Mister D. is performing at Małopolski Ogród Sztuki on Sunday (1/18). Mister D. is the name of a music project created by a well-known writer Dorota Masłowska. They releasing an album "Społeczeństwo jest niemiłe" ("Society is unkind") in 2014. The record was quite controversial, but praised for witty lyrics and unusual mix of musical influences. Mister D. live is truly something specials! https://www.facebook.com/events/1498914130373544/
The exhibition "Wyzwolenie czy zniewolenie" ("Liberation or enslavement") will take place on Sunday (1/18) at Oskar Schindler's Factory Emalia. The exhibition commemorates 70th anniversary of the battle of Kraków. The exhibition will tell the story about the myth of Polish-Soviet friendship. "Wyzwolenie czy zniewolenie" will also showcase how Kraków looked in post-war years. http://bit.ly/1mVvbfu
Club 27 film review starts on Thursday. The 27 Club is a term that refers to a number of popular musicians - Robert Johnson, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse who died at age 27, often as a result of drug and alcohol abuse, or violent means such as homicide or suicide. The number of musicians who have died at this age and the circumstances of many of those deaths have given rise to the idea that premature deaths at this age are unusually common. 4 film are going to be screened. The review ends on Sunday. https://www.facebook.com/events/1535051840138844/
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Lconcept 13 Bar & Restaurant is a new, centrally located place - The Main Market Square. It’s a fancy restaurant serving a mix of modern Polish and Italian cuisine. Po wszystkich atrakcjach jakie oferuje Krakow warto coś zjeść. Lconcept 13 Bar & Restaurant to nowe miejsce w świetnej lokalizacji na krakowskim Rynku. To elegancki lokal, gdzie znajdziecie mieszankę nowoczesnej polskiej i włoskiej kuchni. https://www.facebook.com/lconcept13/?fref=ts
Exhibition "Fighting City 1939–1945” is on at Schindler’s Factory Museum. The exhibition constitutes the tribute the Museum pays to all those who con-structed the foundations of the Polish Underground State in Krakow. It tells the story of the structures of the underground state and people creating it, who risked their lives to serve the enslaved society. They decided to fight despite the lack of numerous basic resources or gun in hand. The exhibition refers to the issues tackled within many recent years in the course of a number of historical debates organised by the Museum or during the celebration of the Days in Memory of the Gestapo Victims. http://www.mhk.pl/exhibitions/245
NEW HORIZONS TOURNÉE 2016 will take place between 1 and 14 January at Kino Pod Baranami. It’s an overview of the most interesting and award-winning films from 15th International Film Festival T-Mobile New Horizons in Wroclaw. This is Wroclaw festival at its best - a selection of daring films that talk about the problems of the modern world and provoke conversation about the human condition, and also restore dimension of art cinema. http://kinopodbaranami.pl/wydarzenie.php?evnt_id=2709
NEW YEAR'S WISHES30-12-2015
Wishing you a happy and magical 2016. May all your dreams come true.
New Year's Eve28-12-2015
For New Years Eve the Main Square in Krakow will be the place where fun will be endless! The greatest Polish artists, favourites of the audience will make this New Year’s Eve in Krakow a historic one. The musical scene will connect people and won’t stop even for a single moment. During the event we will see stars who have been ruling the charts unanimously for years, including Edyta Górniak, Agnieszka Chylińska, Natalia Kukulska, Justyna Steczkowska, Magda Steczkowska, Ania Wyszkoni, Afromental, Patrycja Markowska, Red Lips, MROZU, Maciej Maleńczuk with the Jazz for Idiots project, Future Folk, Honorata Skarbek, Antek Smykiewicz and Kozak System, as well as the hottest names known from X Factor and Poland’s Got Talent. http://sylwester.krakow.pl/en
We wish you a very Merry Christmas.
The Royal Chamber Orchestra invites to special Christmas Concerts. The Royal Chamber Orchestra was founded by Sławomir Prokopik in 2007. It consists of Kraków’s most illustrious musicians, internationally renowned graduates of the Academy of Music. Their music showcases their impeccable taste, boundless imagination and remarkable technique.http://cracowconcerts.com/chamber-music/
Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform on Saturday at ICE Congress Canter. It’s a legendary swing/jazz big band formed by Glenn Miller in 1938. The band performed with various famous musicians such as Frank Sinatra or Johnny Desmond. http://bit.ly/1OcifxX
FASHIONable In Communist Poland exhibition opens on Saturday at The National Museum. Fashion in the communist Poland is a theme that still arouses a keen interest, which is reflected in both numerous recent publications devoted to this subject, and its intense presence in the electronic and social media. The Main Building of the National Museum in Krakow will soon present its new exhibition titled FASHIONable In Communist Poland.https://www.facebook.com/events/1084890648218114/
After all these attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Nolio is a new restaurant, serving authentic Italian food straight from Naples. Only traditional Italian in-gredients are used. http://bit.ly/1lntG9w
Terra Madre Slow Food Festival will take place between 11th and 13th of December. This event will once again attract gourmets, gourmands and lovers of good, and healthy food. Workshops, panels, meetings and debates, dinners at selected restaurants of Krakow, and even concerts and film screenings - the festival is short but the program is very rich. http://terramadre.pl/
The exhibition of the most beautiful Kraków Nativity Scenes starts on Monday at Pałac Krzysztofory. The Kraków's Crib is a slender multilevel tower - a very embossed small building made from light, non-persistent material. The characteristic trait of it, especially now, is that it contains a lot of processed and linked elements consistent with Kraków's ancient architecture. It is supposed to be a suitable place of presentation of mystery of the God's Son birth. This tradition comes from Kraków's in the 19th century and it's far away from every other tradition in the world. This custom comes from ancient cult of Jesus birth place in Bethlehem. http://bit.ly/1lntG9w
Kraftwerk 3D concert will be held on Dece,ber 4th at ICE Congress Canter. Kraftwerk is a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Flori-an Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf. The signature Kraftwerk sound combines driving, repetitive rhythms with catchy melodies, mainly following a Western classical style of harmony, with a minimalistic and strictly electronic instrumentation. The group's simplified lyrics are at times sung through a vocoder or generated by computer-speech software. Kraftwerk was one of the first groups to popularize electronic music and are considered to be pioneers. http://www.livenation.pl/…/kraftw…/Krak%C3%B3w/2015-12-04/pl
The 16th Silent Film Festival will take place from the 3rd to the 6th of Decem-ber at Kino Pod Baranami. It is an extraordinary film and music event, which recalls the golden era of silent cinema and shows that contemporary audiences are eager to rediscover this moment in film history. The organizers of the Festival will bring silent cinema masterpieces from all over the world here to Krakow. This year's festival, celebrating the 120th anniversary of cinema, is steeped in mystery and focuses on mystical experiments and the touch of the unknown. All movies will be accompanied by live music performances. http://www.kinopodbaranami.pl/film.php?film_id=8585
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. The Kazimierz Restaurant is a new addition to the culinary map of Kazimierz. Their menu is a combination of traditional Polish cuisine and world culinary trends.http://www.kazimierz-restaurant.pl/?lang=en
German Film Festival is on at ARS cinema. German film industry is full of di-versity and interesting themes. The festival grants you an opportunity to check out a few new films. „Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark.” is one of the most awaited screenings. This film recounts the 1992 Rostock incident when rampaging mob besieged and set fire to a residential building containing, among others, more than 120 Vietnamese men, women and children. This tragic event became "The Night of the Fire." The film shows it from the perspectives of three very different characters. http://bit.ly/1luHzCM
WEGE FEST! will take place on Sunday at Fabryka club. During the event you will have a chance to try delicacies from the best vegetarian restaurants. They will prepare special menu for this event. You will also find many food trucks at Club Fabryka. In addition to the food you can buy design for the kitchen, cosmetics, clothing and products for children. http://on.fb.me/1PW16Y3
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. In November a lot of restaurants in Poland serve goose. Ed Red has a new goose-centered menu, which was prepared by their famous chef Adam Chrząstowski. https://www.facebook.com/edred/?fref=nf
23rd Audio Art Festival started on Tuesday. The festival showcases experi-mental and postmodernist art of the close of XX century and the beginning of the XXI century. Audio Art is an integration of sound and visual art. Presentation of Audio Art appears in form of the concert, performance and installation. Audio Art Festival presents individual artists from all over the world. Festival also presents other non-audio art events extending the whole image of the art based on sound. http://www.audio.art.pl/
WORLD PRESS PHOTO 15 exhibition is on at Bunkier Sztuki gallery. World Press Photo (WPP) is an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, Neth-erlands. Founded in 1955 the organization is known for holding the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest. This year’s winning photo shows a gay couple during an intimate moment, reminding the beholder that life for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people is becoming increasingly difficult in Russia.https://www.facebook.com/events/1504436059874964/
Festival of Horror and Mystery will take place between 3rd and 8th of Novem-ber. It's a great celebration of horror, mystery and detective fiction at its best - music, dance, theater, cinema, cabaret, book, all under the auspices of the White Lady. The festival will host more than twenty events, among them crimi-nal theater, concert biggest hits from musicals, operas and horror films, literary meetings, classic silent cinema, workshops for children and two electrifying games for adult fans of criminal puzzles, mysteries and adventures. https://www.facebook.com/festiwalbialadama
Jazz duet Skalpel will perform on Friday at Fabryka club. Skalpel are nu jazz DJs and musicians, Marcin Cichy and Igor Pudło, from Wrocław in Poland. Their musical style is a distinctive blend of hip hop beats, laced with samples lifted from the rich seam of Polish jazz records of the 1960s and 1970s. In 2006they got prestigious Polish culture award, the Paszport Polityki. http://on.fb.me/1ShNLdf
On Thursday we will be commemorating the liberation of Krakow. At noon on the Main Market Square there’s going to be performance by historical reen-actment groups. The program of celebrations also includes ceremonial changing of the guard at the Town Hall Tower, Municipal Police vow, lying flowers at a plaque on the City Hall Tower and the historic walk around the Rakowicki cemetery. "The heroes of Westerplatte" and the relay race of saber Cpt. Antoni Stawarz. The musical part of the ceremony will taken care of by Railway Brass Band. http://bit.ly/1WhyTAe
On Tuesday at Kino Pod Baranami there’s going to be a special screening of the film „In The Basement” by Ulrich Seidl. In Austria, basements are not ordi-nary places to store items. Ulrich Seidl’s documentary is about people and their obsessions, and what they do in their basements in their free time. Aus-trian Days will also include meetings with Austrian literature, cinema, music and photography. http://kinopodbaranami.pl/wydarzenie.php?evnt_id=2651
Foodstock Festival will take place this Sunday (10/25) at Fabryka club. Food-stock is a well-known, alternative food festival. People of Kraków fell in love with Foodstock right away. This time the theme is Honey and raspberry. This two products play an important role in Polish cuisine. http://on.fb.me/1GW9akn
The Conrad Festival is the largest international literary event in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. The goal is to present world literature created in various corners of the globe, rooted in diverse cultures, stemming from diverse experiences, as well as initiating intensive artistic and social discussions. The festival is not dedicated to the work of Joseph Conrad. Conrad connected different traditions, but he never erased borders. He wrote in English, but he always emphasised that every text written was a translation from a foreign language, the effect of a never-ending process of translating ideas into others. Today, Conrad is a universal symbol of international literary communication. The festival begins on 10/19 and ends on 10/25. http://en.conradfestival.pl/
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Culinary studio Twój Kucharz in Zabłocie neighborhood offers interesting and tasty seasonal menu. http://twojkucharz.pl/
After all attractions in Krakow you might get hungry. Pies Pianista creperie will let you have a parisian experience in Kraków. http://on.fb.me/1VWIxYN
After all these attractions you might get hungry. If you’re in the mood for something more exotic, check out the dim sum place in Kazimierz. http://on.fb.me/1OvUJvh
International Biennale of Architecture Kraków 2015 offers interesing exhibi-tions. Starting on Monday you can visit the exhibitions: „Małopolska – Archi-tektura Współczesna / Lesser Poland - Contemporary Architecture” and „Par-allels” taking place on Szczepański Square. http://bit.ly/1hA0rxs
On Saturday night at Kino Pod Baranami there’s going to be special film screening. Jigoku aka Cherrystones and Lovely Jon present an all-night movie marathon at Unsound for the sixth time. The program explores Unsound’s Surprise theme not only via a brain-melting, delightfully messed-up slew of films full of unexpected twists and turns, but also because absolutely nothing will be announced in advance and the final selection will be made from a secret short list using a random system. http://bit.ly/1R28CPo
This Saturday ICE Krakow Congress Center invites you to its #1 BIRTHDAY, which will take place between 10 am and 5:00 pm. All three levels together with foyer overlooking the Wawel Royal Castle will be open for visitors. There are going to be guided tour every 30 minutes. The largest of the rooms - auditori-um will house an open rehearsal of the Young Philharmonic Orchestra of Krakow. There’s going to be improvised performance by the Ad Hoc group. Many attractions include the ICE Bejbi Movie Theatre and independent fashion market CRACK Krakow - Fashion Festival 2015. http://bit.ly/1ZaHuDN
The 7xGospel Festival will start on Thursday with the performance by Phillip Carter and "Sounds of Victory” choir. The title of this year’s Festival, which will take place in Krakow between 8th and 18th October 2015, is “Ten”. However, there are many more than 10 events during the Festival! They include six very different workshops (SONG, MOVEMENT, JOY; MAMA GOSPEL; MEN IN BLACK; HANDS OF WORSHIP; GOSPEL KIDS; THE 17TH KRAKOW GOSPEL WORKSHOP), five concerts, and three events about the Festival. http://www.7xgospel.com.pl/en
Unsound festival kicks off on October 11th. The event showcases modern and experimental music. The theme for this year's Unsound Festival is Surprise! It’s meant to pull the rug out from one's expectations of the festival experience. The aim is to play with preconceptions about festival formats, live performance, and the very idea of going out to see music. This year’s line-up includes: Tim Hecker, Liturgy, Health, Holly Herndon, Current 93, Rob Mazurek, Matana Roberts and a lot of surprises. http://www.unsound.pl/
Film lovers in Krakow will unite with global audiences in 250 cinemas across 6 continents, during MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screening at Cinema Pod Baranami on Sunday, October 4th. http://kinopodbaranami.pl/wydarzenie.php?evnt_id=2611
The Grolsch ArtBoom Visual Arts Festival starts today. It’s the largest event presenting art in the public space in Krakow. It is interdisciplinary and international in nature ― projects combine contemporary art, performance and happenings with music and social activities. This year, the festival will focus on the presence of the village in the city, as well as the effect the city has on life in the countryside. We will meet not only in the city centre, but also in Salwator, Bronowice and Wola Justowska. Among others, Leon Tarasewicz, Mykola Ridnyi, Alicja Rogalska, Piotr Lutyński, Marek Firek, Grizdale Art, Anna Królikiewicz, Daniel Rycharski, Oliver Ressler and Grupa Centrala will present their works during the Festival. http://www.artboomfestival.pl/en