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Museum Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art

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Address: Rynek Glowny 3, Krakow 31-042, Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 426 50 60
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Nice gallery with important 19th century polish painters.....

Many very interesting paintings - and many less interesting. more information in english is important to make the gallery interesting for foreign visitors. I found the very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 April 2016
Trondheim, Norway
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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Many very interesting paintings - and many less interesting. more information in english is important to make the gallery interesting for foreign visitors. I found the very large historic paintings interesting....

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Preston, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Expectations, based on all our other experiences of Kraków activities over several days, were of well-presented artwork with background information presented in English and with friendly and knowledgable staff who also speak English. We clearly expected too much. First of all the entrance fee (14 zlotys per person) is steep by comparison with others, and the price structure is non-sensical.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Located on second floor of Krakow's Cloth Hall, right in the centre of the Main Market Square, is the Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art. This gallery is definitely on par with the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and the National Gallery in London, and, in some respects, is even better! On a scale of 1-5, the Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I enjoy art and although this museum has small collection they were all good and interesting. Moreover it cost only 1 zl for a student. However there is no explanation for the arts, there are only titles and artist names. Most of the workers do not speak English and they were not too nice as well.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Tried to visit this Museum in October 2015. Was informed by the Female in the office in poor English that it was closed for 'maintenance'. We tried twice at that time. Tried again in March, just a week ago, and the same Female gave us the same information, 'closed for maintenance'. !!!

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South Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Some beautiful pictures and love the huge picture of Nero watching Rome Burn. Well worth a visit because there is some wonderful Polish art in here and it's worth getting the audio guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

If you are interested in Art and History of Art this gallery will delight you. Two pictures in particular interested me - the enormous, violent and generally tremendous picture called "4 in Hand" by Jozef Chelmonski and the picture of Helena Modrzejewska by Ajdukiewicz particularly struck me, but there is something for everyone..I have taken two groups of teenagers to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

On the upper floors of the Cloth Hall market in the central square of Krakow, the 19th Century art collection is delightful for a swift overview of some great Polish art. The space is nice and light and there are some very appealing works though some of the nicest weren't available as postcards! It includes epic pieces like 'Four in... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Feels the same when sitting in front of Matejko's paintings. Visit the place on Sunday when it's free and I promise you won't regret. The gallery is pretty small but you'll be surprised with how much art fits into such a small spot.

Thank Basia K
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

The entrance is by the cloth hall ( opposite St Mary's) and was well worth the 9 zloty we paid. We spent a good few hours here and could have extended our stay for a few more. Be sure to watch the videos at the end of the tour as they give a great story on the wooden alter of... More 

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