Monuments/ Statues in Krakow

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Monuments & Statues in Krakow

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  • Hannelore H
    United Kingdom245 contributions
    Absolutely stunning historical and religious landmark, inside and outside, unique set of sculptures and architectural elements to enjoy.
    Written 10 May 2023
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  • Daniel
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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 28 February 2023
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  • Hannelore H
    United Kingdom245 contributions
    Not a huge sculpture, but very unique and approachable with an amazingly touching background story. It is also placed in a lovely park, so makes a great walking route.
    Written 10 May 2023
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  • Mateusz Rys
    Oxford, UK8 contributions
    A nice monument in a very attractive location close to the old town and it is definitely worth coming for a moment to see it.
    Written 26 February 2023
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  • Shane B
    Naantali, Finland52 contributions
    Bit of a lark to visit. Not the most import site in Krakov to go. If planning to go to the castle, exit through the Dragon’s Den, then it will be there.
    Way to many children climbing g the statue to get a good photo though.
    Written 28 May 2023
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  • Pernille I
    Copenhagen, Denmark4,857 contributions
    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 17 April 2023
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  • Hannelore H
    United Kingdom245 contributions
    Nothing too special, but an interesting sculptural piece. You really need to understand the historical background story to fully appreciate it.
    Written 10 May 2023
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland30,552 contributions
    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 25 November 2022
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  • Pernille I
    Copenhagen, Denmark4,857 contributions
    Piotr Skrzynecki was a famous Polish art director and choreographer. He passed away in 1997 but is now eternally sitting sharply dressed and often with flowers in his hand outside a café at the main square.

    He is a bit difficult to find though - the exact address is Rynek Glowny - this is on the opposite of the Basilica - on the long side running where the Town Hall Tower stands, His little setting is really like the first table outside the window of the Vis a Vis bar - that should help.

    You can actually sit down with him as there is a free chair opposite - but only for a very quiet tête à tête as it only has room for two people.

    Interesting interactive piece of art and a great way to honor the artist.
    Written 17 April 2023
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  • Andrew T
    Buchlyvie, UK62 contributions
    This life like statue is located just inside the main entrance to the castle. It is free to enter the castle grounds and view the statue. If you are interested in the Pope this is a worthwhile place to visit.
    Written 20 January 2020
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  • George B
    Aberdeen, UK1,548 contributions
    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 17 September 2019
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  • pawel_hbg
    Sopot, Poland9,950 contributions
    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 10 June 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland30,552 contributions
    Jan Matejko (1838-1893) was a Polish painter, especially known for historical and battle paintings.

    This striking monument is located in Planty Park next to the Barbican and opposite the Academy of Fine Arts. The bronze monument shows Jan Matejko sitting in an armchair, placed in a picture frame.

    The monument was designed by Jan Here, a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. It was unveiled on November 12, 2013, by the Mayor of Krakow on the 175th anniversary of the artist's birth and the 120th anniversary of his death.
    Written 24 November 2022
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  • Pernille I
    Copenhagen, Denmark4,857 contributions
    Not sure why you would want to create a replica of such a landmark - anyway this is what is now at display on the pedestrian walking area longing the river and passing by the famous Wavel dragon.

    Some plaques are clearly out after the person died - like Michael Jackson - and hence have no hand prints. Others are from famous Polish people from the movies - or foreigners; did they visit Krakow at all?

    It seems a bit of an odd place to put them and the idea as a whole is quite odd too I find - especially in these surroundings!
    Written 19 April 2023
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK615,529 contributions
    We found the Jozef Pilsudski Monument as we were bimbling around this part of town.
    Field Marshal Pilsudski is credited by many Poles as winning Poland it's independence in 1918 but his greatest achievement was defeating the Bolshevik hordes threatening Poland at the gates of Warsaw in 1920.
    The monument shows the Field Marshal looking proudly on at a row of marching soldiers ,it's a nice set of sculptures and easy to find.
    From the world famous Jagiellonian University,walk past out of the lovely Planty Park and down the street Jozefa Pilsudskiego were you will find this monument at the intersection with Garncarska.
    A great photo opportunity and well worth a little diversion.
    Written 19 September 2017
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