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Museum Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art

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Address: ul. Rynek Glowny 3, Krakow 31-042, Poland
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Good exhibit to see for half a day

Went there with actually low expectations expecting to see a lot of modern art, but was pleasantly surprised to some assume works of art dating throughout the ages. Here are some... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Timothy L. C
Annapolis MD area, United States
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Annapolis MD area, United States
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Went there with actually low expectations expecting to see a lot of modern art, but was pleasantly surprised to some assume works of art dating throughout the ages. Here are some of Poland's most accomplished artists work of art. It was truly inspirational and enjoyed that seeing all the exhibits could be seen in half a day. I recommend the... More 

1 Thank Timothy L. C
Milan, Italy
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The visitor of Kraków is impressed by the great number of Museums which exist in this town. However he will soon discover that most of them are in fact a unique Museum (the National Museum of Kraków) whose artistic heritage has been fragmented and placed in 10 different locations in town; each of these branches has been given the rank... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Even though this Museum is rated number 7 of all Museums in Krakow, on the day of our visit there was hardly anyone else around. I must say that we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this site and obtained quite a good impression of Polish Art. As far as we could tell, the museum consists of only two main galleries,... More 

Thank josebenjamin
Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The gallery above the cloth market is quite beautiful in the paintings it possesses however I found the staff immensely rude, ignorant and uninterested in visitors. Security barked at us about bringing in heavy coats though nothing was said at the front desk! It really ruined the gallery for me. To the front desk sniggering at us in polish to... More 

3 Thank pipandclaire
Krakow, Poland
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

This gallery is in the heart of the centre of the Rynek (Main Square) in Krakow. Easily visited, a bit tricky to find. Upstairs (yes, there is a modern lift) over the Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), is a lovely art gallery of Polish art. Small enough to complete in about an hour, full of interesting art. Free on Tuesday (but check)... More 

Thank Andy B
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This gallery occupies part of the 2nd floor of the Cloth Hall. The entrance faces St. Mary’s. It is an tremendous exhibit of 19th Century Polish Art. The enormous Matejko pieces are stunning as well as many others including “Four in Hand” and “Szal”. Magnificent pieces of art displayed beautifully. If you are interested in art, do not pass up... More 

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Northern Poland, Poland
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Building works for a long time, current form Renaissance. In the basement of an archaeological reserve and other attractions. You need to book in advance (internet). A lot of attractions, not only for children. Buffet. On the ground floor shopping mall, the form of the nineteenth century. A lot of local products, free admission. On the first floor cafe and... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

There is only one level with 4 rooms. You only need 30 minutes top! It is right in the center of the town center, so you can do more shopping afterwards.

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

beautiful paintings in a well laid out gallery. it could have been a bigger collection but actually it meant that all the paintings could be enjoyed before 'art overload'!

Thank Michael L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Poland's chequered history has led to it being extinguished as a nation twice in the 18th century, and moving around the map both before and after those experiences; yet the Poles managed through all that to retain their distinct sense of national identity. This gallery, above the Cloth Hall, displays Polish paintings executed in the 19th century which give a... More 

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