Intriguing Street Art in Krakow, Poland

Poland, Krakow Guide (B): Intriguing Street Art in Krakow, Poland

Looking for street art was high on my list of things to do in Krakow, and I found some excellent art. Krakow has very impressive murals, as well as some political and thought-provoking artworks on its walls.

The two parts of the city where you’ll find the best examples of local street art are Jewish Quarter of Krakow (Kazimierz) and Podgórze across the river.

Amidst all the vintage shops, indie galleries and hipster cafes, it’s not surprising that street art is blooming.

This is a beautiful black and white piece commissioned by the Jewish Culture Festival, that’s a huge event in Krakow. It was created by Israeli artist Pilpeled.

The young girl that looks a bit like a character from The Lion King is wearing a lion’s head, which according to the artist is a symbol of Israel, being both young and tough.

In the not so distant past, this part of the city used to be dodgy and even dangerous, but it has evolved into Krakow’s hipster hub. That’s why what used to be a dark parking lot is now full of food trucks. Unfortunately the artwork is partially hidden by the food trucks. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Intriguing Street Art in Krakow, Poland
Guide Location: Poland » Krakow
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tal Hayoun
Read it on Author's Website: http://brightnomad.net/street-art-krakow-poland/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Judah
  • Broken Finger
  • Galicia Jewish Museum
  • Historical Figures of Kazimierz
  • The Rainbow Steps
  • Podgórze Mural
  • Ding Dong Dumb
  • Nowa Street
  • Stanisław Lem Robot Mural
  • The Mayan Apocalypse Mural
  • Book Titles Typography Project