Monuments & Statues in Krakow

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Monuments & Statues in Krakow

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  • hut2hut
    Sacramento, CA8 contributions
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    Golden classical music concert saturday at 8pm. Regular event apparently. Acoustics!! Baroque and classical. One hour. A tribute to your senses and soul. Eat dinner early and walk over.
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • Daniel
    Olomouc, Czech Republic33 contributions
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    Everything was great except the fact you have to visit their museum to get up the hill. The price wasnt bad - 20 zl. for adult / 15 zl. for student. The view was great
    Written February 28, 2023
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  • Pub Monster Neil
    Liverpool, UK28,359 contributions
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    Located a couple of minutes walk from the stunning Wawel Castle/Cathedral heading toward the busy Grunwald Bridge is this great monument in honour of a dog called Dzoka who touched the hearts of a nation.
    The story goes that while being took for a walk by its owner who took ill and was took away by an ambulance were he sadly passed away the dog waited in vain for the return of his master on the spot he took ill,weeks passed, the dog became more dishevelled and unkempt and after being reported to the authorities about a loose dog at a busy road intersection several attempts were made to catch the dog which gained the attention of the media ,eventually an elderly lady walking her dog,gained the trust of Dzoka and homed him but she passed away after six years,the dog was impounded but wanting his freedom he dug under the wire holding him in ,the dog was eventually found dead on a railway line ,a tragic ending to what really is a sad story, the actual statue looks superb which depicts a dog encased in two human hands ,its a statue that will appeal to most every dog lover ,I'm a cat person myself but even I was touched by this story, dogs devotion to its master ,its most definitely a statue to seek out if you're in the area near Wawel Castle/Cathedral.
    Written February 26, 2024
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania16,706 contributions
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    For those of you who are interested in history, the name Grunwald will sound very familiar.
    In the year 1410 the joint Polish and Lithuanian forces have fought against the order of the Teutonic Knights, and crushed the Knights in the Battle of Grunwald.
    The monument is depicting the 2 commanders of the Polish-Lithuanian forces - king Wladyslaw II Jagiello of Poland on the top on horse back and Vytautas the Great - Grand Duke of Lithuania - standing in the front just above the dead body of the Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights Ulrich von Jungingen. (Also in the stone of the monument there can be seen 2 swords carved in stone - just above the statue of Vytaustas - there is an interesting story to these too - they are called the Grunwald Swords).
    The monument was originally erected in 1910 - to commemorate 500 years from the great victory - destroyed by the Nazis during WWII (due to obvious reasons) . And it was rebuilt in the 70's - with an addition just in front of it , the memorial of the Unknown soldier.
    Overall a very interesting and beautifully executed monument , when in the area, for sure it is worth a stop for a few minutes and a few pics.
    Written May 13, 2024
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania16,706 contributions
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    When you are visiting the Wawel castle in Krakow - near the shores of the Vistula - you shall find this statue. The statue of the fire breathing dragon - a statue inspired by the local legends and folklore. (I will not tell you the story you shall find it out when visiting the place. )
    The statue is not very big - and the dragon is not very detailed nor impressive in size , however it is interesting and yes on regular intervals it is breathing fire for a few seconds. Should you spend few minutes there you will be catching the "fire breathing".
    Visiting is free of charge and since you are in the area for sure it is worth stopping for a few minutes.
    Written May 13, 2024
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  • DIMITRIOS K
    Thessaloniki, Greece14 contributions
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    A nice statue, near to the old synagogue it makes you think.
    Near to the old synagogue a nice statue shares his thoughts with you if you open your mind.
    Written May 8, 2024
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  • Pernille I
    Copenhagen, Denmark6,197 contributions
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    The head of Eros found at the foot of the town hall tower is bandaged - hence its name of Eros Bound. It is not Eros entirely - only his massive head weighing almost 2 tons; almost 4 meters long and 2.5 meters high.

    The eyes are shallow as well as the entire head - making it also a favorite playground for kids.

    But mostly it is the symbol of love gone so mad that you lose your mind - and your head maybe?

    It was created in 2005 by a Polish artist, Igor Mitoraj.

    It is definitely fascinating with its links back to renaissance art forms.
    Written April 17, 2023
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland31,245 contributions
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    This striking memorial for Adam Mickiewicz, the greatest Polish poet of the Romanticism period was unveiled on 16 June 1898.

    The best-known monument in Krakow is a favorite meeting point in the Main Market Square and is also a subject of various celebrations. On our visit, there was a demonstration for Ukraine in front of the monument.

    The monument shows Adam Mickiewicz standing on a pedestal. Sitting at his feet are four allegorical figures symbolizing Homeland, Science, Courage, and Poetry.
    Written November 25, 2022
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  • Pub Monster Neil
    Liverpool, UK28,359 contributions
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    One of my favourite statue's in Krakow is the one in honour of Poitr Skrzynecki .
    Located on Rynek Glowny ,this great statue of Poitr Skrzyncki ( 1930- 1997 ) the work of sculptor's Grazyna Borkowska Niemojewska & Lukasz Niemojewski and unveiled in 2000 shows this legendary figure of the Polish arts scene in the 1950's sat outside Vis A Vis Bar with coffee looking out onto the beautiful Rynek Glowny, a director, screenwriter, actor and owner of the legendary cabaret theatre called Piwnica Pod Baranami ( Celler Under The Rams ) ,its a very well detailed statue, very photogenic, a perfect selfie opportunity and when we visited someone had placed fresh flowers in his lapel and hand,easy to locate on Rynek Glowny, its facing the stunning statue Eros Bound and well worth checking out if you're in the Old Town of Krakow.
    Written February 20, 2024
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania16,706 contributions
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    Born Karol Jozef Wojtyła know as pope John Paul II - the Polish Pope if you - like and recorded in history to date the 3rd longest lasting Pope in office (after St. Peter and Pius IX).
    The statue of the Pope John Paul II in the in courtyard of the Wawel castle just outside of the main entrance to the Wawel Cathedral is depicting John Paul in the papal clothing with his characteristic staff in his left hand.
    The artist managed to capture very vividly the face of the Pope and I have to say there is a remarkable resemblance between the statue and the man.
    Visiting is free of charge and if you are visiting the Wawel castle and the Wawel Cathedral you can't miss (just be prepared that typically there a flocks of people at the statue so you have to wait a few min for some pictures)
    Definitely worth a few minutes of your time and a few pics.
    Written May 13, 2024
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  • George B
    Aberdeen, UK1,538 contributions
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    We found this in Maly Rynek which is located between St Mary’s Basilica and the Church of St Barbara and is a 16th century fountain.
    Good photo op with the Cathedral or the church in the background.
    Written September 17, 2019
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  • Pub Monster Neil
    Liverpool, UK28,359 contributions
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    Located in Planty Park is this great statue in honour of Jana Matejki.
    Jana Matejki ( 1838-1893 ) was considered one of the greatest of Polish painters of historical events ,the statue itself is quite unique depicting this great painter sat on a chair surrounded by a picture frame, its cool,very photogenic and most definitely well worth a few minutes of your time if you're in the area and easy to locate by the stunning Barbican.
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • pawel_hbg
    Sopot, Poland16,866 contributions
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    In Krakow, at Pijarska St., since 2006, on the left side of the Florian Gate, in front of the entrance to the Czartoryski Museum, you can admire the sculpture of the Roman god of trade and commerce - Mercury
    Written June 10, 2020
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  • Pub Monster Neil
    Liverpool, UK28,359 contributions
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    Walking up the ramp to Wawal Castle/Cathedral you pass this great equestrian statue in honour of Tadeusza Kosciuszski .
    Tadeusza Kosciuszki ( 1746- 1814 ) was a Polish military engineer who fought against the Russians,Prussians and the British and was a national hero in Poland,Lithuania, Belarus, France and the United States Of America, this great bronze equestrian statue was the work of Leonard Marconi its a great statue that's a great introduction to the Wawel Castle/ Cathedral complex.
    Written February 25, 2024
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  • Pub Monster Neil
    Liverpool, UK28,359 contributions
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    There are lots of great monuments and statue's in this most fascinating city, one that most definitely is well worth checking out is this statue in honour of Mikolaja Kopernika.
    Mikolaja Kopernika was an astronomical genius who pioneerd the theory of the heliocentric system meaning the planets including Earth orbited the sun ,this statue is cool,well detailed and if you're near Jagiellonian University it's most definitely well worth checking out and easy to locate along Golebia.
    Written March 1, 2024
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