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Czartoryski Palace Museum

Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
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Address: ul. Sw. Jana 19, Krakow 31-017, Poland
Phone Number:
+48 12 422 55 66
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Extensive collection of the powerful Czartoryski family features art and...

Extensive collection of the powerful Czartoryski family features art and sculpture from the 13th through the 16th centuries, including Rembrandt's "Landscape with the Good Samaritan" and Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine."

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Only one room open

Such a shame that only one room was open to view. There was one Rembrandt painting on show in the middle of the room. But all the other rooms were closed. Only one room was open... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The first museum open to the public in Poland is delightful on its own. The Leonardo da Vinci painting Lady with Ermine makes it a must see.

1 Thank revilorc
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Such a shame that only one room was open to view. There was one Rembrandt painting on show in the middle of the room. But all the other rooms were closed. Only one room was open with Ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian artifacts and they were very interesting Note, no lift so a couple of flights of steep stairs to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Having just arrived in Krakow, this museum was first on my list after locating the Market Square .... CLOSED. The renovations were due to be completed in June. So so disappointed.

1 Thank butlerpr2016
Napoli, Italia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

A museum has a longer life than its visitors, you should always keep this in mind. I've been at the Czartoryski Palace some years ago, when Leonardo's "Lady with an Ermine" ("Dama con Ermellino", in italian) was still there and I experienced a very satisfying visit, surprised by many other treasures here exposed. Now the Museum is renovating, maybe taking... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

We were here on Easter Saturday and they only had 1 room open. We spent a good 45 min in the exhibit and saw ancient artifacts. The highlight for me was a real Egyptian Sarcophagus and a mummified cat. 2,500 years old. I had never heard of Egyptians mummifying cats but I guess it was common. Fantastic weird find!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

This is the place for Leonardos Lady with Ermeline- to be honest I went to Krakow primarily to see her, so I am biased. And one more concession: the museeum was aktully closed for renovation, and the painting was exibited at the Wavel Castle. BUT this painting of Cecilia Galerani is so amasing- awesome- that you will never regret your... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine is currently on extended loan at the Wawel Castle where you pay a fee to view it. Be warned, this is the only painting on display in this exhibition so at 10 PLN (zloty) you need to be a fan of Leonardo. There is a fascinating story of how it was stolen by... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

nice little museum with and intersting little collection. Keep in mind that this is a private collection and does not reflect any specific aspect of the city. Mainly greek and roman style statues

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

The museum features an eclectic collection of art and artifacts of all kinds. A lot of Polish art and items of everyday use as well as military hardware such as sabers, swords etc. there is a sizeable collection of ancient Greek and Egyptian but the most prized possession is Leonardo Da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine", which on its own... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

The museum is old but some exhibits are much older. The most valuable exhibit is Dama z Łasiczką painted by Leonardo da Vinci.

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