Art Galleries Walk in Krakow, Krakow

Krakow is the cultural capital of Poland. Contemporary art flourishes here. There are many galleries in the city. Krakow is proud of its talented artists whose works have been exhibited in Poland and abroad, winning prestigious international awards. Those who appreciate art will surely find exclusive, interesting works here.
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Art Galleries Walk in Krakow Map

Guide Name: Art Galleries Walk in Krakow
Guide Location: Poland » Krakow (See other walking tours in Krakow)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 12
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Author: ellen
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Bunkier

1) Bunkier

The Bunkier Sztuki, or known as the Bunker of Art, is one building you will either love terribly or loath absolutely, but either which way, it is something you can’t afford to miss. A haven of modern art in Krakow, the Bunkier houses works of some of the biggest names in contemporary art. Along with that you can also find works of upcoming artists of Polish origin and special moving displays of international origin.

The Bunkier established in the 1960s was amongst the first few art galleries in the city of Krakow. With an unusual shape and structure, it soon caught the eye of locals and tourists alike. The oddly shaped building resembling an army bunker stands in monotones of grey with stone like texture, looking peculiar on the backdrop of the serene, artistic and timeless pieces of history and architecture surrounding it. Nevertheless, through the years the gallery has earned a reputation of being the foremost sanctuary for modern art lovers and enthusiasts, encouraging local artists and upholding soil bred masters. Not only does it display art, the Bunkier is also the place where artist can get trained, meet their idols and discuss trends, techniques and ponder about other things. Lectures and presentations are a normal occurrence in the gallery.

The Bunkier Sztuki is a must visit site in Krakow and when you get exhausted, a quick coffee at the Charming Café must not be missed.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 12 am – 8 pm.
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Jan Fejkiel

2) Jan Fejkiel

Jan Fejkiel Gallery is situated on the Royal Way. It was opened in 1991 by art historian Jan Fejkiel. Its specializes in contemporary prints and drawings. The gallery exhibits the largest selection of modern graphic works in the country. It organizes exhibitions in both Poland and abroad. Moreover, Jan Fejkiel seeks out and displays the work of young and talented artists.
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Andrzej Mleczko

3) Andrzej Mleczko

The gallery of the well-known artist Andrzej Mleczko, a member of the Polish Artists Society, was opened in 1982 and is situated in the center of the city. At that time it was an experiment but it is still working today. Here you can see and buy the works of Mleczko, including posters, postcards, albums and books of his drawings. The gallery also offers a large variety of souvenirs such as shorts, boxes, T-shirts, cups, pillows, aprons and many other items.
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Pauza

4) Pauza

Pauza was formed in 2005 to support the development of modern art in Poland. Many interesting exhibitions of modern art and multimedia, music, cinema, posters and photography are displayed here, including well-known Polish and foreign artists such as Tomek Sikora, Mikolaj Grynberg, Jason Gallacher, Natalia LL, Agnes Jeziorska, Joanna Kiersztajn Rawa, Anna Maria Karczmarska and many others. Plans to open a multimedia gallery are in the works for the future.
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 am; Sunday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
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Zderzak

5) Zderzak

The Zderzak Gallery was opened in 1985 to promote modern Polish art to the public, including an international audience. Here, the best artists of the late 20th century are displayed. Among them are Basia Bańda, Rafal Bujnowski, Ignatius Czwartos, Michael All and Tomasz Ciecierski. Zderzak Gallery publishes albums and catalogs devoted to the development of Polish modern art. It also includes a gallery of children’s art, the Galeria Dla Dzieci.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday, hours. 12.00-17.00
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Turlej Gallery

6) Turlej Gallery

Turlej Gallery is situated in a building erected in 1920s and overlooks the Main Square. The building was constructed with a combination of classical and modern architecture. The gallery takes advantage of these styles, displaying both historical and modern art, specializing in architecture, design and photography. The gallery is constantly seeking new perspectives and trends. It displays both outstanding artists of Poland and foreign talents.
Open Hours: 11.00-19.00
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AB Art Object Gallery

7) AB Art Object Gallery

This is a fabulous gallery located in the old Market Square. Exclusive objects presented here include old porcelain and glass pieces, clocks and furniture from the early 20th century, as well as modern works such as decorative paintings, drawings and hand-painted crockery. Also impressive is their collection of old tables, a wooden washing machine, a paper iron and many other fascinating exhibits.
Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM, Saturday from 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Sunday from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
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International Culture Centre Art Gallery (ICC Gallery)

8) International Culture Centre Art Gallery (ICC Gallery)

The ICC Gallery focuses on modern art from the 19th century to the present. Here, collections are exhibited beginning with trailblazers of contemporary architecture to extraordinary pieces of European avant-garde painting. You can also see photographs and many other items from Poland and private collections from other countries.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8a.m.–4 p.m.
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Galeria Plakatu (Poster Galery)

9) Galeria Plakatu (Poster Galery)

For many years Polish posters have had a reputation as being the best. Galeria Plakatu has been in business for over two dozen years. It is popular in Poland and abroad. It houses the largest collection of posters in Krakow. Here you can see the work of over 100 outstanding Polish painters, designers and graphic artists. A visit to Galeria Plakatu is an unforgettable experience.
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Artemis

10) Artemis

This gallery has been active since 1994, offering works in graphics, painting, sculpture, drawing and photography from recognized artists and recent graduates of the Academy. The owner of the Artemis Gallery is art historian Janina Czarnecka-Hill. Many exhibitions organized by the gallery become major cultural events. Set aside some time during your visit to Krakow and see the Artemis Gallery.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 11.00 - 18.00; Saturday 11.00 - 14.00
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Labirynt

11) Labirynt

Gallery of Labyrinth is an exhibition hall specializing in Polish Contemporary Art over the last twenty years. It offers national and international exhibitions and has taken part in many prestigious exhibitions from all over the world. Under the auspices of UNESCO, the gallery also nurtures young talent, helping them to develop and present their skills in areas such as ceramics, sculpture, painting, prints and graphics.
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Galerie d'Art Naïf

12) Galerie d'Art Naïf

A charming gallery for those who like folk and Naive art. The gallery displays works of famous Polish Naive painters, artists and sculptors. You'll see figurines and pictures inspired by Christian and Jewish tradition and culture. All the works follow the “quality before quantity” rule established by the gallery’s owner who is one of the biggest specialists and collectors of Naive art in the country.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sat-Sun: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Walking Tours in Krakow, Poland

Create Your Own Walk in Krakow

Create Your Own Walk in Krakow

Creating your own self-guided walk in Krakow is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Krakow Self-guided Tour for Kids

Krakow Self-guided Tour for Kids

Krakow has a lot of attractions and activities for families. Many special Wonderlands, such as Kulkoland or Anikino, will entertain your kids and make them happy. If you want to have a fun and active time with you family, consider visiting the fairy-tale Aqua Park. Some nice cafés offer lovely ambiance with special dishes and playgrounds for your fidgety little ones. And don’t forget to visit some toy shops where they can choose a present to remind them of the trip to Krakow.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Krakow Shopping Spots Tour

Krakow Shopping Spots Tour

Krakow is a very attractive place for shopping lovers. It has a lot of specialty shops, malls and charming markets with everything you need. As you wander through the narrow streets of the Old Town, visit some of its splendid boutiques. Antiques lovers will definitely get something interesting for bargain prices in the Street Markets. Check out the most popular shopping spots of Krakow in the next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Krakow Acclaimed Museums Walking Tour

Krakow Acclaimed Museums Walking Tour

One of the best ways to learn about Krakow is to visit its numerous museums. You will be charmed by Krakow’s sense of history, culture and tradition. Check the list of museums that are popular among tourists and Krakow's friendly locals in this next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Krakow Old Town District Self-guided Tour

Krakow Old Town District Self-guided Tour

The Old Town is an ideal district for sightseeing as it is free of traffic and you can enjoy a quiet walk and some fresh air. The district has many attractions, including historical buildings and monuments, grand churches and museums. Here you can see Krakow’s oldest architecture. The residents began building the Old Town in the 13th century. At that time it was surrounded by great city walls but today only parts of the walls remain.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Places of Worship Walking Tour in Krakow

Places of Worship Walking Tour in Krakow

Krakow, earlier considered “the Northern Rome” is a city of many churches. It is the center of the religious life of the country. New churches continue to appear today, but the most attractive and interesting for tourists are the old ones. Some of them have wonderful architecture, others are picturesque or have historical value. Many of them possess relics and old manuscripts. Check out the most acclaimed places of worship in Krakow in this next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Daily Life Walk in Krakow Kazimierz

Daily Life Walk in Krakow Kazimierz

Kazimierz is a farmer Jewish district. It was founded in the 14th century by the King Casimir. It might be called the most charming district in the city. The largest street, Szeroka, has many lovely cafés and restaurants, boutiques and shops. Things are really zipping along here. Learn about the residents of Kazimierz and their daily life routine through the following tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Krakow for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Krakow has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Krakow, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.