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Czartoryski Palace Museum
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Ranked #120 of 272 things to do in Krakow
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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."
Minden, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“palace closed for renovations”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Palace is closed for renovations as of 10/9/13 and do not when it is scheduled to reopen. It appears that it will be awhile so would check their website for updates. De vinci painting of Lady in Ermine has moved to Walwal castle museum. I only gave it a terrible because it was terrible we were unable to see it.

Visited October 2013
5 Thank Marilou0723
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Leonardo da Vinci”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Unlike the trolls who guard the paintings of Jan Matjeko in the 19th Century Art Gallery above the Cloth Hall, the guides here are charming, calm and know that we are interested in the art. The subdued lighting, the smallness of the painting, the reality of the work is astonishing. You have to peer so closely to see brush strokes. Bought by Wladyslaw Czatoryzka in the 1870's, this was a highlight of our visit to Wawel Castle.

Visited April 2013
6 Thank rorykilalea
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Czestochowa, Poland
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“The house of the only painting of Leonardo da Vinci in Poland...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

The Princes Czartoryski ruled the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 13-th century. In 1386 Grand Duke Jogaila married a Polish princess ato became King Wladyslaw Jagiello, founding the Royal Dynasty of the Jagellonian which ruled Poland for two centuries.
The Princes Czartoryski Museum, a branch of the National Museum in Krakow is located at the intersection of 19 Św. Jana St. and 8 Pijarska St. Originally, it was founded in 1796 by Princess Izabela Czartoryska. It has the extensive collection of paintings, which includes quite unknown masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci; LADY WITH AN ERMINE. The portrait of Cecilia Gallerani, the young and beautiful 15 years old mistress of Duke Ludovico " Il Moro" Sforza.
At the time of my visit, this painting was shown in the Royal Castle of Wawel, situated as well in Krakow.
The rest of the collection is too large to describe here. It is consists of 300,000+ items shown in the Princes Czartoryski Museum and Library. A half day is not enough to see it all. I return to see this collection year after year, since 1980.

Visited August 2012
5 Thank Mann M
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“Small jewel of a gallery museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

Small but superb museum and gallery with strong narrative and exceptional pieces in its collection such as Roman and Ancient Greek artefacts and its Leonardo da Vinci painting of the Lady with the Ermine.

Visited August 2011
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Genoa, Italy
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“Closed for renovation!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

I had planned to visit this musuem, however my licensed guide for the bike trip I took told me that it is currently closed for renovation and will not open again for at least another 1-2 years. The famous painting from this musuem: Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine." is currently in the Wawel Castle with a special admission price to see it, separate from other exhibitions there.

Visited June 2012
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