The Grey House, called Kamienica Szara in Polish, is the one of the chief attractions in Krakow. The house built between the ... More
The Grey House, called Kamienica Szara in Polish, is the one of the chief attractions in Krakow. The house built between the 13th and 14th centuries has splendid interiors, Gothic vaults and Renaissance ceilings. The western facade was reshaped in the 17th century, centered on the massive Baroque portal, created by sculptors of the Castelli family. Residents have included Poland's first elected king, Henri de Valois and Tadeusz Kosciuszko, who had his quarters here. It was also the seat of the short-lived provisional government during the Krakow Uprising of 1846. The building is presently occupied by several shops and business establishments.
The building of the Collegium Maius is not overly impressive, so it could be easily overlooked. However, once your through
the low, arched doorway entrance, you will enter what feels like a secret world. The inner courtyard is a ...
Conveniently situated in the city center on the Wawel Hill, the royal home guarantees an invaluable lesson in Polish history.
This was the seat of power from the 11th century until 1609 when the capital was transferred to Warsaw. ...
Best Western Krakow Old Town hotel is ideally situated in the center of the city, within walking distance from the
Main Market Square, the Royal Castle on Wawel Hill and Kazimierz, the historical Jewish quarter. Recent renovations have expertly ...