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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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Epic paintings, interesting sculpture,and a good place to get a great view over the square , take the weight off your feet and enjoy a coffee above the hustle and bustle.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Epic paintings, interesting sculpture,and a good place to get a great view over the square , take the weight off your feet and enjoy a coffee above the hustle and bustle.

Thank LMM763
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relatively small museum. Only 4 halls. It's great, because you will not get tired from the long exploration. And collections! Incredible! I could have watched and do nothing more. I have fallen in love with Polish Symbolism, Expressionism and Impressionism. Great pieces of works.

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Dent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know nothing about Polish art but generally love 19th century art so we came here as we had time. My bf was resistant (doesn't generally do anything post-medieval) but even her enjoyed it. As with all the sites in Krakow you get a story of how things (in this case, art) in the context of the city's history. Absolutely... More 

Thank JanetPom
Greater London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 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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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

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
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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

Thank jeanv22017
South Coast UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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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.

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107 reviews
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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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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

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