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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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Fantastic small gallery

An amazing jewel like collection of some stunning art! Only four rooms, each with a different theme but truly awe-inspiring. Fabulous opportunity to get really up close to... read more

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing jewel like collection of some stunning art! Only four rooms, each with a different theme but truly awe-inspiring. Fabulous opportunity to get really up close to master pieces (none are behind glass or barriers) to see the texture of the brush strokes. Some amazing monumental paintings too - massive And it's all FREE!!!

Thank johntSE27
New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are some artists in this museum which should be better known, and were they French, say, they'd be famous. The best rooms are the ones first to the left when you enter and then the one to the right. Allow about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Thank JSNYC645
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful experience. I would imagine a family visit would be worthwhile. Children can get involved with all the interactive features.

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South Coast UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

blown away by a great collection of really haunting art works. magnificent paintings on a massive scale, haunting images of eastern europe, great character studies.....i found the whole exhibition really absorbing.....even if you don't have much time its worth the 9 zloty entrance fee.

Thank r.parker99
Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This gallery is situated in the Clothier's Hall in the Middle of the Market Square. It houses Polish paintings of the 19th-beginning 20th century. Especially interesting are paintings by Jan Matejko, Gierymski, Podkowiński, Malczewski.

Thank Mariusz M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Ok, I might have missed the signs that tell you to leave your coat before entering. But this doesn't excuse the fact that the ticket office person didn't tell us, the cloakroom attendant watched us walk by and when we went into the first room an aggressive little woman barked at us in Polish. Eventually she explained, again loudly and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This small gallery above the Cloth Hall has an interesting selection of paintings, many depict the struggles of the Polish people. Some painting are huge! It is easy to spend an hour here and it has free admission one day a week.

Thank bltraveleurope
Annapolis MD area, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 

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