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The Bishop Erazm Ciolek Palace - National Museum in Krakow

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17 Kanonicza St | Near Grodzka Street, Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

The artwork is very beautiful. The staff member at reception was very nice but the staff throughout the building were somewhat rude and lacked knowledge on the pieces.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Olaph528
Reviewed December 24, 2018

Absolutely wonderful museum. Difficult to find – no notice outside and I just took the chance of pushing a door open after looking at a picture of the building online. The best religious painting museum I have been to. Bonus is you can take photos...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Not only is the art on the ground floor and first floor excellent, but it s beautifully presented, with lighting and explanations that enhance the visit. It is the sort of place where each room full of paintings, sculptures or other art forms, jus daws...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

This museum houses a beautiful collection of ecclesiastical art from the 12th-18th centuries. There are quite a few wood and stone carvings but the painted altarpieces are truly spectacular. Worth a visit even if you only have an hour to spare.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank rotatingcogs
Reviewed March 12, 2018

Amazing art and sculpture even if you are, like me, not religious. I was lucky enough (in February) to have the place to myself and saw some of the most lovely 'stuff'. Give that most of this art was produced hundreds of years ago and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Lucyaspinall
Reviewed June 11, 2017

All depends on the kind of museum you like. I am very interested in medieval art and, consequently, I found this museum absolutely fascinating. It has a rich collection of altars, religious paintings and statues. Currently, there is also an exhibition of Orthodox Polish art,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Veronika660
Reviewed April 13, 2017

This smallish museum/gallery holds many religious related paintings, sculptures and relics from Krakow and Poland. Because of the age and condition of the artefacts the lighting is very subdued. As I recall, the exhibits are all labelled in Polish and English. Entry may be free...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Andy B
Reviewed February 5, 2017

This small museum was filled with artwork, statues, frescoes of the 1400's and 1500's. Most pieces are in wonderful condition and those not show their age and condition through restoration very well. You do not need to be catholic to appreciate the richness of the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

When I visited this excellent museum I was the only patron in the entire museum. A nice break from the crowds with a peaceful mood to study the 12-18th Century Art of Old Poland and the Orthodox Art of the Old Polish Republic. It is...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed June 25, 2016

In this museum, which is located in an old Bishop's palace, you can learn of Polish medieval art up until the Baroque. It is displayed in a chronological order with good labels for information. Pleasing display. The building and artworks seem to be recently restored.

Date of experience: June 2016
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